Anais and Arsen’s Armenian wedding day was all about celebration, love, and family; but it also happened to be filled with romantic details, glamorous decor, and the prettiest soft pink color palette that I adore! Mix in the AH-mazing Vibiana in L.A. and stunning photos by Duke Images, and you’ve got a wedding I’m totally in love with!
The Couple: Anais and Arsen
The Wedding: 2.19.12 – Vibiana – Los Angeles, CA
What were the top three priorities for you in planning your wedding? We had one big priority for our wedding – we wanted to throw a great party and for all our guests to have a great time. Music was very important and we wanted to be surrounded by our family and friends!
What wedding traditions or cultural traditions did you incorporated into your wedding and what did they mean to you? We are both Armenian and got married in an Armenian church. Armenians love to have a good time, so it was very important to us to have Armenian music and dancing at the wedding. We also had an Armenian caterer. The food, served family style, was something we wanted to share with all our guests.
What was your biggest wedding planning success? Our biggest wedding planning success was selecting professionals who we felt comfortable with and whose work we loved. It allowed us to relax, enjoy the wedding planning process, and to have the most amazing time on our wedding day. It was a day filled with love, family and friends, and we couldn’t have asked for anything more.
What was the most important thing that you learned through the wedding planning process and what would you tell other brides-to-be? Hire a wedding coordinator! Bob Gail was amazing! Not only did his company greatly help throughout the planning process, but the day of wouldn’t have gone as smoothly without them. We didn’t have to worry about anything the day of the wedding other than what we were there for – to get married! We also hired people that we truly liked and wanted to be surrounded by on the day of our wedding.
Another important thing we learned was that you cant, and shouldn’t try, to please everybody. You will get a lot of opinions on how things should be done, but at the end of the day, the event is about the two of you getting married. If it represents the two of you, if will be a day that you both will never forget.
The Wedding Team:
Photographer: Duke Images
Event Planner: Bob Gail Special Events
Ceremony Venue: St. James Armenian Church
Reception Venue: Vibiana
Videographer/Film Maker: Elysium Productions
Invitation Designer: Hello Lucky
Catering: Anoush Catering
Florist: Sadhnas Floral Studio
Wedding Cake: Blue Cupcake
Wedding Dress: San Patrick
Bridesmaids Apparel & Accessories: Two Birds
Hair & Make-up: The Studio Agency
Live Music: Bob Gail Band (American Band) & Khatchig (Armenian Singer)
Favors: Donation to Friends of Animals Foundation
Rentals: Bob Gail Special Events
Rings: Gold Link Inc.
Thank you for sharing your wedding day with us Anais and Arsen. What a party!
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