We're thrilled to introduce our newest Bride's Story blogger, Diana! We happen to know Diana pretty well... she's engaged to Garen, one of Harsanik's co-founders! Garen and Diana got engaged earlier this year and are planning to get married in October 2018. Yes, you read that right, 2018! You can imagine joining the Harsanik family has some advantages. We're excited to kick off the series by having Diana share her proposal story:
On a very special Saturday in May, Garen proposed to me with the Santa Ynez mountains in the background. We were in Santa Barbara for the weekend. Garen knew that he was going to propose, but wanted it to be spontaneous and in the moment.
It was the late afternoon and we were driving to Solvang to enjoy a couple of cappuccinos and some delicious sweets. We decided to stop at a lookout point along the way. I should say that I absolutely love, love, love lush, green scenery. While at the lookout I couldn’t stop swooning at the gorgeous mountain range. Before I knew it, Garen was holding the ring and asked me to marry him! The proposal was amazing and so representative of us – spontaneous, romantic, and an intimate moment just between us.
Although Garen and I had been dating and talking about marriage for some time, and even though he is the co-founder of Harsanik, neither of us were certain on the kind of wedding that we wanted. We only knew one thing – we didn’t want to spend too much time planning and wanted to be married by the end of the year.
We originally thought about doing a small family-only destination wedding, but realized soon enough that, although we still wanted an intimate wedding, we wanted to include our extended family and friends. After searching far and wide, we are extremely happy to announce that we will be having our very own Armenian wedding at Noor in Pasadena in October 2018!
These past few months have been a whirlwind with lots of planning. Now that everything is coming together and with the wedding quickly approaching, we are really happy that we decided on a traditional Armenian wedding closer to our home. We are very excited to share the details of our wedding planning and the soon-to-come big day with all of you!