Before I get into the details of the wedding planning, I figured I should start with a brief introduction of me and Shant. We have been together for 4 years. We met in Los Angeles while he was in law school and I was working. After dating for about 6 months, we ended up moving South for our new jobs. I moved to San Diego to start working at a new company and Shant moved to San Clemente to start working at his law firm.

Dating Shant has been such a wonderful experience! We have a very easy to manage relationship. We're very alike, we enjoy very similar types of things (lots of outdoor activities like surfing, skating, hiking, etc) and we get along very well. Both Shant and I are Armenian - except he doesn't speak Armenian very well and isn't as much in tune with all the traditions and cultural things. (You'll find out that this becomes a factor as we start the wedding planning process)

Next up, the ring shopping experience...

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Hi everyone - my name is Marineh and I am one of the co-founders of Harsanik.com. After working on Harsanik.com for over 3 years, it's finally my turn to plan my own "harsanik"!

On December 23, 2009, Shant, my now fiancé, proposed to me. It was one of the most exciting days of my life, and since then, I've been in full wedding planning mode.

I have decided to blog about all my wedding planning. adventures. I plan to share all my wedding planning highlights with Harsanik.com readers -  the good, the bad, and the ugly! I plan to blog about everything from the ring, the proposal, the engagement party, the wedding dress, and much more!

I hope you find this blog interesting and hopefully you are able to learn a few new things about the whole wedding planning process.

Come back often as I plan to post something on a regular basis.  For now, here is a picture of me & Shant from New Years Eve!

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Every girl dreams of planning a wedding with an endless budget. But few actually get to live that dream. That's where Platinum Weddings comes in! This popular TV show captures stunning weddings with nearly unlimited budget.

We're excited to announce that an Armenian couple is featured on an episode of Platinum Weddings! Natasha & Raffie got married last September at The Four Seasons in Westlake Village. Many of Harsanik.com's very own vendors were used for this wedding, including Duke Photography  and Royal Gor Video!

Armenian Platinum Wedding

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Last month we were so exited to attend the grand opening party of legendary luxury bridal gown designer Ines Di Santo brought to us by Jobyna's Bridal at the beautiful Americana at Brand. The event featured beautiful florals by the team at Tic-Tock Couture, rentals and event design by White Night Designs, catering by Divine Food & Catering of Taglyan Cultural Complex, photography by Duke Photography and music by DJ Heartbeat. The new boutique is chic and modern just like the gowns it stores. Contact Jobyna's for an appointment to find your dream dress!

Jobyna's Grand Opening

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Often times brides are so focused on their wedding that they forget how important it is to add personal touches to their bridal shower. Traditionally, a bridal shower takes place 4-6 weeks before your wedding day and all of your close female family & friends are invited to the event to bless your new life together as husband and wife. Check out images of a Fancy That! Events Backyard Bridal Shower with homemade appetizers, personalized games and garden inspired decor.  Enjoy!

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Sunday September 27th was the big day for a famous woman of Armenian descent. I'm sure you've all heard her name. In case you haven't already read the story and need help figuring out who we're talking about, here are a few clues:

  1. She has her own TV show
  2. She married a famous basketball player
  3. She planned her wedding in less than a month

As you probably know or guessed, it's Khloe Kardashian! Khloe, 25, and Lamar Odom from the LA Lakers, 29, were married in an outdoor ceremony at a Beverly Hills home. Khloe wore a Vera Wang gown, the cake was from Hansen's Cakes, and the invitations were from Lehr & Black, who also made invitations for stars like Jessica Simpsons and Gwen Stefani. (Sources include Hollyscoop & People)

While it was not a traditional Armenian wedding, the guest list included 250 people, which is fairly close to the average Armenian wedding size according to a recent Harsanik.com survey.

Unfortunately we don't have any pictures of her wedding to share, but you'll be able to catch the wedding on the new season of Keeping Up with the Kardashians. Instead, here's a picture of the cute couple from the White Night Red Carpet by photographer Kris Kan.

Kris Kan


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Today Gor from Royal Gor Video shot the footage for our upcoming bridal show commercial on location at Langham Hotel in Pasadena. R-Mine Bridal Couture provided the lovely gown worn by Erica who graciously volunteered to be the bride in our commercial.

We want to express our deep gratitude to the staff of Langham Hotel, Christine from Fancy That! Events, Gor and his crew,  and our models. Stay tuned for the release of our upcoming commercial. In the meantime, enjoy some behind-the-scene footage from today!

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Bridal Show Commercial Filming


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We wanted to thank an anonymous Harsanik.com user with the alias "A bride that did a lot of research" for providing us with updated information on many of the banquet halls listed in our directory.

We appreciate the time you took to send us the website address of many banquet halls. We have updated our directory to reflect this latest information.

This is the true spirit behind the idea that started Harsanik.com. Our goal is to provide our users with the most comprehensive directory to help speed up your search for the right vendors for your Armenian wedding or event.

With the help of users like "A bride that did a lot of research", we know we are making the wedding planning process just a bit easier!

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Share Your Wedding Story

Thank you for your interest in sharing your wedding story with Harsanik.com.  By sending us your pictures and a brief description of your wedding story, we can create a customized wedding page for you. Please email the following to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. :

  •  Your Wedding Story: Write a few paragraphs highlighting your wedding or simply take a moment to answer the questions below;
  • Your Photographs: Email us a few pictures from your wedding, “Khoskap”, engagement, or honeymoon.

Sample Questions:
(Answer as many of the following questions as possible, and feel free to submit additional details)

  • How did you meet?
  • How did he propose?
  • What was your most memorable moment from your wedding day?
  • Did you share any funny moments on your wedding day?
  • How many bridesmaids/groomsmen did you have?
  • Approximately how many guests attended your wedding?
  • Where did you go on your honeymoon?
  • What helpful advice can you give to our Bride-to-Be’s?

Email your wedding photographs and wedding story to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . We will contact you by email to announce the publication of your wedding story on Harsanik.com.

If you have not already done so, we encourage you to submit reviews of the businesses you have used through our review system.

Terms and Conditions:
By emailing us your wedding story, you attest that the material you have submitted is true and that you are either the bride or the groom. You also authorize the publication of your wedding story on Harsanik.com. Harsanik.com reserves the right to decline your wedding story or to modify the content according to our standards.

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