It’s the one holiday solely dedicated to romance. And whether you’re casually dating or in a long-term relationship, there’s pressure to find the perfect gift. Sure, you can always rely on flowers and heart-shaped chocolates, but why not spring for something that your mate will truly enjoy?
When planning your wedding, it’s easy to allow the excitement to take over and start going over the top with your choices. Then, before you know it, your budget has doubled in size and you insist on walking down a diamond-encrusted aisle. It’s all too easy to watch the costs add up when you’re wrapped in the exhilaration of “Wedding Planning Mode.”
During these budget-conscious times, you want to find a balance between reigning in wedding costs and being overly frivolous. Countless brides have found an innovative and clever solution to this predicament – the DIY movement (do-it-yourself). Rather than hire someone to design your invitations or wedding favors, why not make them yourself? There are endless places you can search for inspiration (think Pinterest, magazines, blogs and forums). Be creative, use your imagination, and recruit your friends, family and bridal party to help!
This week we are excited to feature Jaclyn and Gevik's recent wedding that took place at one of our favorite Los Angeles venues, Taglyan!
The photographer was Kris Kan and we have featured some amazing shots of the happy bride & groom, the bridal party, and the elegant venue. The bridal party photo shoot took place at Hemingway's Hollywood Lounge and Bar located less than a mile from reception. We love the photo shoot location especially the backdrop filled with books!
First, wanted to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas! We hope you all had a wonderful holiday celebration with your loved ones.
'Tis the season to celebrate beautiful winter wonderland weddings! So this week we spoke with Vrej Sarkissian, CEO of Anoush Catering and L.A. Banquets, who gave us 4 great ideas on how to create a shimmering wonderland on your big day, from snowflake centerpieces to cozy favors.
(Photo credit: The Little Wedding Blog)
This week we are excited to feature some amazing photos by Hamlet Productions! For those looking for ideas of where to take gorgeous wedding or engagement photo shoots, we've provided a few ideas for you!
"Here are a few of our favorite wedding shots which capture moments in time that will stay etched in your mind for a lifetime. Hamlet Productions takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still."
It's finally time for us to unveil our new company profile video! Earlier this year, we partnered with Rene Zadori to create a short video to capture what Harsanik.com is all about. Rene did a fabulous job producing the video and showcasing our work and our beliefs. Special thanks to our users Revina and Alina for sharing their experience with Harsanik.com in the video!
Too soon to start thinking about 2014? It’s only four months away! In the wedding planning sphere, that’s barely enough time to get your dress ordered and delivered. Weddings can take months (sometimes years) to plan, so if you want a wedding that feels modern and fresh, you’ll need to know what the trends will be on your wedding day, not what they are now. We spoke with Vrej Sarkissian, CEO of L.A. Banquets and Anoush Catering, who gave us his opinions on the trends that will dominate in 2014.
Laser Cut Invitations
We all have our favorite Armenian wedding bands and singers, and more recently, DJs. Their music is the pulse of the party and their energy keeps the night going. As their stars rise and fall over the years, the sounds and faces of these artists continually turn over, keeping up with the changing soundscape of our times. But for hundreds of years, there has been one unchanging tune at Armenian weddings: the everlasting duet of the zurna and the dhol.
This week we spoke with Vrej Sarkissian, CEO of Anoush Catering and L.A. Banquets to discuss traditional Armenian music played at weddings. Vrej explained the zurna is an oboe-like reed instrument that was developed in the ancient Middle East and Caucasus regions. Traditionally made from the wood of the apricot tree, the zurna has long been a celebratory musical instrument. In fact the word zurna comes from the Persian words meaning banquet or feast, and pipe.
This week we are excited to share that one of our Harsanik.com vendors Royal Cakes was recently featured in the Grace Ormonde Wedding Style Magazine for the second year in a row! We absolutely love when our vendors get recognized for their amazing talent and creativity. We met with Araks from Royal Cakes and she shared with us what an honor it is to be featured in the Grace Ormonde Magazine again.
We bet you have never seen a cake like this one before! Shantal from Shakar Bakery recently teamed up with Garen, one of the Harsanik.com co-founders, to create the most unique cake out there - a 5 foot tall Daft Punk cake that moves and lights up!