Harsanik is excited to announce that we teamed up with Anoush Banquets & Catering to bring you a monthly blog series featuring the latest news and trends related to catering!

We know that when planning a wedding, one of the topics that engaged couples and their families have a lot of questions about is the food & catering! Should we go with a plated meal?  What about a buffet? What type of food should we serve? 

Anoush - Family Style Catering

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BRIDAL SHOW BOOTHS NOW ON SALE! and Fancy That! Event Design & Coordination are happy to announce that Bridal Show booths are now on sale! The 2012 Premier Bridal Event will be held Sunday, March 4, 2012 at the Glendale Hilton Hotel. For all vendors interested in showcasing their work at this year’s bridal show, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. of or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. of Fancy That! to schedule an appointment for Monday, September 12 or Tuesday September 13, 2011.

For all of you brides looking forward to this event, tickets for the 2012 bridal show will go on sale in January 2012 on!

We can’t wait for the couture bridal gown fashion shows, wedding cake tastings, live entertainment, and talented work of our vendors. In the meantime you can watch video highlights from last year’s bridal show provided by Royal Gor Video and we’ll see you at the next Premier Bridal Event on Sunday, March 4, 2012!

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This weekend the Kardashian Klan hosted a royal wedding of their own! Kim Kardashian and hubby Kris Humphries mixed tradition with old Hollywood glamour at their August 20 ceremony at a private estate in Montecito, CA. To see some of the highlights from Kim's wedding, check out the first 4 minutes of this video!

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This week we’re excited to share with you Bijou Trésor Jewelry Boutique. Originally a Los Angeles based brick-and-mortar jewelry boutique, Bijou Trésor has since grown to open a second platinum showroom in Beverly Hills and an online jewelry store that carries an eclectic and beautiful array of fashion and bridal jewelry.

Bijou Trésor’s fashion jewelry includes bright, bold, lavish pieces shimmering with color and Swarovski crystals, all designed to add the perfect amount of sparkle to every special occasion. But it’s their bridal jewelry collection that’s particularly stunning, adding an air of traditional elegance to their typical edgy and colorful fashion-forward style.

Here at we picked a few of our favorite pieces from Bijou Trésor’s  Bridal Collection. The first is a Swarovski Hair Comb, and this one of a kind hairpiece is a perfect accessory for any bride to be. We love how the emerald cut center stone is surrounded with clusters of Swarovski crystals.

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Three months ago we blogged that Vanna K Bridal and Fashion Jewelry was hosting a $10,000 diamond ring sweepstakes. We encouraged users to enter for a chance to win a diamond semi mount engagement ring valued at $6,000 or a matching wedding band valued at $4,000.

After thousands of entries, Ashley Smith was selected as the lucky winner of the semi-mount engagement ring and Valerie Short won the diamond wedding band! Be sure to take a look at Vanna K's Bridal & Fashion Jewelry collection of engagement rings and jewelry and stay tuned for another sweepstakes in the near future.


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Talk about a crazy marriage proposal! This guy Josh falls 4 stories off a building to propose to his girlfriend!

Poor girl - she almost has a heart attack thinking her boyfriend is about to die!

It's definitely an entertaining video, and it's getting a lot of plays on YouTube. But it turns out this video is fake. Looks like they created this video as an advertisement for a drink (Neuro). If you watch the video carefully, you'll notice that everyone in the video is drinking the same Neuro drink.

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FOLLOW @HARSANIK & JOIN THE CONVERSATION is happy to announce that we’re now on Twitter! You can follow us @Harsanik to get the latest updates and info from Our Twitter page will share blog updates, news, and tips with you and we hope to hear from you too. In addition all updates about the 2012 bridal show will be announced on our Twitter and Facebook pages, so make sure to follow us to get details on when booths and tickets will go on sale! is proud to be the #1 guide for planning Armenian weddings and our Twitter page is a great way to stay connected and help make your wedding planning experience even easier. Happy tweeting!


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This is Marineh and I am one of the co-founders of Harsanik. On August 7, 2010, I was so blessed to get married to the most amazing man. We had a beautiful Armenian wedding at Taglyan and it turned out to be a magical day!

Throughout the past year, I shared my wedding planning adventures in my blog called A Bride's Story, including picking the venue, the dress, the food and cake tastings, and other fun wedding stories. Now, a few months after the wedding, I am excited to share with you all the photo and video highlights from our wedding day over a series of blogs!

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Hi again - this is Marineh, co-founder of, the #1 guide for planning an Armenian wedding! Often times, brides email me asking for suggestions for hair & makeup artists, as well as ideas for hair accessories. There are many great vendors listed on under the Hair, Makeup & Beauty and Bridal Accessories categories. So I recommend browsing through our directory to find the right vendor who fits your style to cater to your Armenian wedding.

I’m happy to share with you who I chose to work with for my wedding hair & makeup, and my unique headpiece. Edward Jacob was my hair & makeup artist, and he works in the Capelli Salon located on North Brand in Glendale, CA. I first tried Edward Jacobs for my engagement party, and I fell in love with his work! He does a phenomenal job with both hair and makeup, and he focuses on making you look naturally beautiful.

After my engagement, I went back to Edward for my bridal shower, and of course my wedding day. Edward was so amazing to work with! He is a fun, young guy and he knows how to make you feel relaxed on your special day. He is also very creative with hair, and he was able to come up with a beautiful style to go along with my beautiful headpiece!

Speaking of my headpiece, I was so thrilled to have picked Addicted 2B Jeweled to design my wedding headpiece! Knarik from Addicted did an amazing job designing a unique and stunning 3-piece headpiece customized to my preference. When I met with Knarik, I told her I was looking for something a little different. She showed me a picture of her new bridal couture line that she was working on, and I immediately fell in love with the style. I worked with Knarik to customize the headpiece to be exactly what I wanted: a 3-piece design, each shaped like a leaf, wrapped in chiffon fabric, draped with large Swarowski crystals, and touched up with a bit of lace.  The headpiece was beautiful and I had so many people all day asking or commenting about my headpiece from Addicted 2B Jeweled.

Thank you both Edward Jacob and Knarik from Addicted 2B Jeweled for the amazing work!

My headpiece is not like a traditional Armenian headpiece. On August 20, 2011, Kim Kardashian wore what is being referred to as an "Armenian headpiece" on her wedding day. Kim's headpiece was beautiful and very traditional, with tear-shaped diamonds hanging over her forehead.  Check out our Bridal Accessories category to find many vendors that can re-create Kim's look for your wedding day!

Hair, Makeup & Head Piece Hair, Makeup & Head Piece
Hair, Makeup & Head Piece Hair, Makeup & Head Piece
Hair, Makeup & Head Piec

Photo Credit: Bauman Photographers

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