Attending a Los Angeles Kings hockey recreation on their first date, Kathy Obdzhanyan admits she began off the date fairly quiet. “I used to be shy at first, however Marat had such an inviting character, there isn’t a approach anybody may really feel uncomfortable round him,” she recounts. Marat Khatchatrian was simply as smitten along with his companion. “Her character was wonderful, she had an awesome smile alongside a definite giggle in her tone, and total lovely character,” describes Marat.
Their relationship naturally progressed over 5 years and after securing the blessing of his beloved’s mother and father, he knew it was time to suggest. “Kathy and I grew up collectively, went via all of the checks a relationship can supply, and thru the entire hurdles, we got here out stronger,” Marat shares.
Underneath the guise of attending a Christmas celebration collectively one night, Marat was in a position to get Kathy out of the home to attend a hair and make-up appointment, whereas he set the stage with four-foot-tall letters coated in purple roses that spelled out “Marry Me.” “I beloved how he stored the proposal intimate, simply me and him,” tells Kathy. “He went down on one knee and requested me to marry him, and it was historical past from then on!”
Their Armenian tradition and the marriage traditions concerned have been a precedence to the affianced pair. They wished a rare bride’s home for Kathy and her household. “The bride’s home is essential within the Armenian tradition as a result of it’s the ‘taking of the bride out of her mother and father’ home,’” Marat explains. “That is additionally the place you see your bride for the very first time dressed up in her wedding ceremony robe.”
An Armenian church was one other website of significance, because the bride regarded ahead to her father strolling her down the aisle. Monochromatic “bushes” embellished the altar space and contrasted with the wealthy palette of the sanctuary décor, creating a complicated atmosphere for the service. The bride wore an beautiful strapless ball robe that includes hand-sewn elaborations – a customized design by Sahar Fotouhi of Panache Bridal – paired with a stately veil and glowing headpiece. Her groom, wearing a traditional tuxedo made full with a black bow tie. “Seeing Kathy for the primary time was very emotional and time stamped a milestone in my life,” he reveals of her grand entrance.