It was love at first sight when Alik saw Lilit's photo for the first time! With his determination to take her out, the two finally went on a date and quickly fell in love. After 4.5 years of dating, on March 19, 2016, Alik and Lilit had their fairytale engagement at Bellaire Banquet Hall, celebrating their love with family and friends. We talked to Lilit from Blissful Memories and we're excited to share their love story and all the details of their romantic engagement.
It was Alik's 24th birthday, when Lilit planned a surprise party at Sayat Nova with their closest family and friends. Alik was very surprised and came up with a plan of his own! Since Lilit was very hard to surprise, he made an impulsive decision to propose that same night. Alik let their guests know about his plan and as their Kavor Kin (maid of honor) distracted Lilit and took her to the restroom, Alik left to pick up the ring which was hiding at Lilit's house! When Lilit came out of the restroom, Alik was waiting for her with flowers as he got down on one knee and proposed to her with a beautiful diamond ring! It was a special night of celebration filled with lots of surprises.
When Lilit started planning their engagement party, she had about 7 months. Being in the event planning industry, she knew a lot of the vendors she wanted. Her vision of their engagement party was icy tones, sparkle, and floating flowers so she started planning accordingly. Bellaire Banquet Hall was the perfect fit for the colors she envisioned, which made her decision easier. She is a very hands-on person who likes to make things, which covered the sparkle aspect as well! She spent a lot of time working on her shoes, champagne bottle, and flutes and used her own money-box and cake stand. Lilit also worked with an acrylic manufacturer to create her own mirrored invitations. She booked most of her vendors including Hall, DJ, Photographer, video and flowers in a matter of 2 days. She found the rest of her vendors such as cake, dance floor and even her dress during the last two months!
Flowers played a major role in bringing Lilit's vision to life. Lilit was very happy with her florist, Bloom Couture. She explains that when she saw her sample centerpieces by Bloom Couture she actually cried from excitement. To achieve her vision of floating flowers Lilit had her centerpieces placed on an acrylic stand. She wanted to incorporate the same into their head table with flowers floating above their heads. Everything came out exactly as she had imagined and she was very happy with the end results.
Lilit looked stunning in her beautiful custom made dress by Varsik. She had tried on a Galia Lahav gown that she had been eyeing for years. She took inspiration from it with its low back and long train and added all the sparkle! Based on her inspiration, Varsik designed and brought Lilit's vision of her dress to life! To complete her look, Lilit ordered a pair of her favorite and comfortable Steve Madden shoes, sprayed them silver, and covered them in Swarovski Crystals.
Lilit and Alik incorporated various Armenian traditions into their engagement. According to tradition, Lilit waited on the dance floor with her family, as Alik and his family walked in with gifts and flowers. They had a Priest present who officiated a traditional ceremony announcing their engagement. Also, they passed small handkerchiefs to all guests who waved them in their hands as Tigran Asatryan performed.
Lilit and Alik loved their engagement night, danced all night, and truly enjoyed every moment. Lilit said, "one of my favorite moments was being upstairs by the DJ and seeing how much fun everyone was having. To top it off, I loved that our photographers put their cameras down at the end of the night and joined us on the dance floor."
Vendors & Details:
Reception/Venue: Bellaire Banquet Hall
Flowers: Bloom Couture
Photography: Sakosan Photography
Videography: Arm Production
Rentals: Blissful Memories
Dance Floor: Untamed Event Planning
Dj: High Class DJ
Bands/ singers: Tigran Asatryan
Shoes: Steve Madden and customized by Lilit
Make up: Hayarpi at Exotic Beauty Salon
Cake: Royal Cakes
Favors: Custom thank you/save the date cards and little boxes with macaroons made by Lilit's mom, aunt, and cousin
Planners/ Coordinators: Lilit
Alik and Lilit will be getting married on June 10, 2017 at the Renaissance Banquet Hall. Lilit has already created a vision of her dream wedding and we can't wait to see all the details and sparkles from their big day!
Special thanks to Lilit and Alik for sharing all the details of their engagement and many congratulations to you both!