PHOTO SHOOT LOCATION IDEAS FROM HAMLET PRODUCTIONS

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."

Hamlet Productions
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HARSANIK PROFILE VIDEO BY RENE ZADORI PHOTOGRAPHY

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!

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TOP 3 WEDDING DECOR TRENDS THAT WILL RULE IN 2014

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.


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Wedding Decor Trends That Will Rule in 2014

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THE TRADITIONAL SOUND OF ARMENIAN WEDDINGS

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.

The Traditional Sound of Armenian Weddings

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ROYAL CAKES FEATURED IN GRACE ORMONDE WEDDING STYLE...AGAIN!

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.

Royal Cakes

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PLANNING A WEDDING IS A FAMILY AFFAIR

The ring is (finally!) on your finger and now it’s time to start planning the wedding. You and your fiancé have some pretty specific ideas of what you want. And your families have ideas of their own.

For Armenian couples, planning a wedding is always a family affair. With large and close-knit extended families, everyone wants to have a say. Midway through the planning process, elopement might begin to sound like a wonderful idea, but you don’t have to feel stuck between making your family happy and having the wedding you want. This week we spoke with Vrej Sarkissian, CEO of L.A. Banquets and Anoush Catering, and got his advice on how to manage the pressures from your family.

Photo Credit: Joey Ikemoto Photography

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CELEBRITY WEDDING: MATT LANTER & ANGELA STACEY

Celebrity Matt Lanter recently tied the knot to his long-time girlfriend Angela Stacey at the Calimigos Ranch in Malibu, California. We are thrilled to share that several of our Harsanik.com vendors were involved with this wedding!

Cake Studio LA designed the beautiful wedding cake that is featured all over Life & Style Magazine. Butterfly Floral was the event designer and floral designer. And White Night Design provided all the rentals, pipe and draping for the wedding.

Celebrity Wedding: Matt Lanter & Angela Stacey

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TIPS TO SELECTING YOUR WEDDING VENDORS

Selecting wedding vendors is one of the most important decisions that couples make when planning their wedding. Your vendors are people you need to trust and have a good relationship with since they play such a critical role in making your dream wedding into a reality. So this week we met with Vrej Sarkissian, CEO of L.A. Banquets and Anoush Catering, and we asked him what were his tips on how couples should select their wedding vendors. Below are a few of his tips on how to build a great relationship with your vendors - before, during, and after the wedding!

Tips To Selecting Your Wedding Vendors

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