DIANA'S STORY: OUR WEDDING DAY FLOWERS

Can't believe our wedding has already passed! Garen and I recently got our wedding photos so I can't wait to share my wedding blog post soon. Until then, I'll start off with my favorite wedding topic - flowers! As a woman who absolutely loves flowers, my wedding flowers were a top priority. My amazing wedding florist, Giah Events Studio, and I worked for months on using the perfect flowers and other decor to create the right ambiance for both the wedding ceremony and reception.

Featured Wedding - Diana's Flowers

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MANIFA'S STORY: TRNDEZ 2018

Trndez is a beautiful Armenian tradition that takes place on the eve of February 13th or morning of February 14th. It's often referred to as the Armenian version of Valentine's Day. With Trndez around the corner, we're featuring our Bride's Story Manifa's blog from last year where she explains how she and Emin celebrated this Armenian holiday and shares a video of the two jumping over the fire!

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Hello and Happy Trndez everyone! Well it’s a few days after, but still! I am so excited to be sharing this blog with you all. As many of you know Emin and I haven’t really participated in many Armenian traditions so when it came to celebrating Trndez we really wanted to make it all so authentic.

When we first got engaged my mother in law asked me if I wanted her to bring me a bajeen. This is the little gifts her and her family bring for me on certain holidays. I really didn’t care for any of them except Trndez. What is Trndez you all ask? Well it’s a holiday to celebrate new brides that is celebrated on the eve of February 13th or sometimes in the morning of February 14th. Usually the bride’s family invites the groom’s family to their house and the groom’s family brings some special foods and gifts for the bride. The bride and groom go to church together and bring home a candle which they use to light a fire. Once the fire is lit they walk around it three times and then jump over the fire three times. Doing this blesses them with a happy marriage.

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CHRISTINE'S STORY: TRNDEZ CELEBRATION

Happy Trndez! For those not familiar with this Armenian tradition, we're featuring Christine's blog from 2016 where she explains this Armenian holiday that takes place on February 13th.

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Last weekend, Victor and I, celebrated a very special day, Trndez, with our families. Trndez or Candlemas Day is considered to be one of the most loved holidays among newly engaged couples and newlyweds. According to church rituals originating from Ancient Armenia, Christian Armenians create a bonfire which "resembles the Lord's light and warmth". Traditionally, newly engaged or newlyweds jump over the fire symbolizing joy and happiness. Trndez takes place on the evening of February 13th overlapping with Valentine's Day! 

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AN ENGAGEMENT STORY: HARUT AND MARY

It's one of those right place right time things! On October 28, 2016, Mary and Harut got engaged with a romantic, surprise proposal. Their love is apparent in every aspect of their story and when we watched their proposal video, we couldn't help but shed a few happy tears! We spoke with Mary and Harut and they shared all the details of their engagement from both perspectives.

Mary and Harut Proposal

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FEATURED PROPOSAL: EMILL & NARE

We guarantee this proposal will move you, and perhaps you may even shed some tears! We recently came across the most epic proposal video that took place on December 18, 2017 in Germany. So we reached out to Nare and Emill to learn all about their love story, their long distance relationship, and the work that went into producing the proposal film "Will You Grow Old With Me?"

Now let's rewind back and learn about Emill and Nare...

Tell us a little bit about you. How did you meet and how long were you together?

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FEATURED PROPOSAL: PATRICK & TARA

How does a Disney-obsessed groom propose to his equally Disney-obsessed bride? With a Churro Bouquet of course! We recently stumbled upon this extremely cute and personal proposal at the Walt Disney Concert Hall and we knew we just had to feature it. Tara and Patrick tell us all about how they met all because of Disney and how Patrick incorporated their Disney love into their proposal. First up, we spoke with Tara.

Featured Proposal: Patrick & Tara

 

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FEATURED PROPOSAL: TADEH & LIANA

Liana was only 15 years old when she first met Tadeh. But it wasn't until a few years later when the two went to a Hollywood nightclub that the couple reunited and realized they were destined to be together. Their love for each other has withstood time and just a few months ago, Tadeh made Liana's birthday wish come true by proposing! We caught up with Liana and she told us the story of how they first met, then reunited, and exactly how Tadeh proposed. 

Featured Proposal: Tadeh & Liana

Let's start off with a brief introduction of you and Tadeh.

Where should I start? Tadeh has always been a man's man. He is this tough, independent do-it-all but he's actually the most romantic man in the whole world! I'm very kind, loving and bubbly and I think that I level Tadeh out with his seriousness.

They say opposites attract! So how did you and Tadeh meet? 

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8 BOUQUET STYLES FOR EVERY BRIDE

Bridal Bouquets have traditionally been carried down the aisle by many brides. They are very important and must match the style of the wedding and the bride's overall look. The bridal bouquet makes a statement as it is the bride's main accessory during the wedding. There are many styles of bouquets to complement every bride. Brides can choose to do one or a combination of these styles. Here are 8 styles of bridal bouquets to help you find the one that best suits you! 

1. Round Bouquet

A round bouquet usually consists of flowers cut at the same height and tightly bound by stems in a round shape. This bouquet is perfect for the classic, traditional bride. 

round bridal bouquet

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FEATURED PROPOSAL: ABEL & MELANIE

Here at Harsanik we just love destination proposals! It was a no brainer that we wanted to featured Abel and Melanie's proposal story when we stumbled upon it. Abel proposed in Puerto Vallarta on his birthday, bringing Melanie to her knees with the shock of a lifetime. We caught up with Melanie and Abel to learn about their relationship and get the details on their proposal. We're thrilled to share their story and we've feature a video capturing the events leading up to the romantic proposal, Melanie's emotional reaction, and the surprise ending to the memorable evening.   

Featured Proposal: Abel & Melanie

Tell us about your relationship and what made you two fall in love with each other.

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FEATURED PROPOSAL: KHAJIK & NOOSHIG

We are so excited to announce our first story of 2019 - a beautiful fall vineyard proposal. Khajik and Nooshig met online, and even though they lived in different states, their connection was so strong that they developed a serious long distance relationship. Now they are engaged and planning a wedding in either San Francisco or Fresno! We asked both Khajik and Nooshig to share their version of the story of how they met, the proposal, and how wedding planning is going so far.  

Featured Proposal: Khajik & Nooshig

So tell us, how did you two meet? You guys live states apart!

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