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Citrus Shoot in Paris, France

VISION

With a company name like “Bisous” it’s clear I get a lot of inspiration from my husband’s homeland and how can you not?! So much history and beautiful architecture in all crevices of the country but in particular, Paris, where my husband spent much of his life. I decided that while in Paris, I would put together a shoot to capture the beauty of the city. Although it is such a populated city, it is regulated that buildings can be a certain height so not to impede the view! We decided we would shoot ontop the city at Montmatre, overlooking the gorgeous city. This area of Paris is so soaked in history, it has its own museum (definitely check it out if you have a chance)! Being named “The City of Love”, it’s clear why with all its winding cobblestone streets, large ornate doors, shuttered windows and traditional Parisian rooftops. To play off the typical cloudy Paris weather and slate blue roofs, we incorporated beautiful yellow and orange citrus hues. Captured by Whitney Heard, we brought on Floraison to create divinely delicate floral arrangement and bouquet. The warm tones and blooms were perfectly mimiced by the cake and coloured desserts by White Lotus Cakery. Hair and makeup by Ludivine Francois highlighted the romantic lace dress provided by The Lace Atelier, and organic stationery by Little North Company. Being able to shoot at the historic Moulin de Galette Restaurant was such a dream and a perfect backdrop. Until next time, Paris! A bientot!

VENDORS

Location: Montmatre, Paris, France - private estate / table photos at Moulin de galette restaurant
Planner: Jessica / Bisous Events
Photographer: Whitney Heard
Florist: Floraison
Model: Mika
Cake: White Lotus Cakery
Hair & Make-up: Ludivine Francois
Dress: The Lace Atelier - gown + veil
Stationery: Little North Company
Napkins and cutlery: Plate Occasions @plateoccasions (plates from planner / glasses from restaurant)
Shoes: Jimmy Choo

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Jenn + Andy's Vibrant Fall Wedding

Have you ever gone to a party where you weren’t officially invited as a guest but you tagged along but somehow you felt right at home? Well this is exactly how it felt at Jenn and Andy’s wedding! Everyone else was of course invited as a guest and I was just there as a vendor but the entire night was just so fun and their guests were also equally fun! From the second I met these two, I felt the chemistry not only between them but the love just filled the room they walked into. What can I say? I fell for them. No in all seriousness, this wedding was just a dream to be apart of!

The wedding theme definitely played off the natural elements of the room - accents of gold and warm mauves and reds (also in the stage drapery), vintage feel like a modern spin. The florals included lots of trailing greenery and bud vases to maximize table space while giving the room an intimate and fun feeling. Their adorable pups was of course there to join them in the processional - absolutely the cutest! One of my favourite moments of the day was keeping the special performance secret from the couple themselves! They had a song by Wax Mannequin (don’t worry I hadn't heard of him either) as their processional… and he came out and actually performed that song live! On top of that, he stayed for dinner just ‘cause… amazing!

Thank you to this lovely couple that make this process so fun! The love between all your guests and between both of you is infectious. Wishing you all the best!

xo

Venue: The Great Hall

Planner/Coordinator: Bisous Events

Photographer: Kayla Rocca

Florals: Hunt & Gather

Sneak Peeks of C+P's Wedding at The Great Hall

2018 has just begun but it's already quite busy over here at Bisous Events. Thank you to all the amazing couples of 2017... here is a sneak peek into Cecilia and Pat's magical winter wedding, our last couple of 2017.

Planner: Bisous Events

Florist: Bloominghill Flowers

Venue: The Great Hall

In-house venue photographer: Dom

Engagement photos in Paris... Ontario!

Evolylla Photography

Evolylla Photography

Paris, France has a lot of meaning to both of us. My husband, Joseph, was born and raised just in a suburb outside of Paris and spent a lot of his adulthood living in Paris. After a little over a year together, this is the city where I first met his extended family, that he is so close to, on our first trip together. Right after getting back from our trip to "La Ville-Lumière" or the City of Lights, I started Bisous Events, inspired by the colours and ambiance of the romantic city and the charming surrounding countryside.

So when we got engaged, we wanted to find a locale that reminded us of France. We found out there was a town of Paris, Ontario just a short drive outside of Toronto so even before I saw any images of the town, we knew we had to take the drive out. We had our photographer, Ally from Evolyally Photography, drive out with us for a fun day of engagement photos. 

We wanted a casual vibe so Joseph wore linen pants, a button up with a vest (no jacket) and I wore a flowy, off-the-shoulder dress. Unfortunately, the weather was surprisingly chilly in comparison to the days prior. Regardless, we had such a fun time wandering the quaint main street and driving the country roads up to the town. Since we're not professional models and a little awkward, I wanted to have something pretty to carry so I didn't have to worry about what to do with my hands which is why I asked the oh-so-talented Coyote Flowers to create me a neutral palette bouquet... it was absolutely stunning! On the way there, I had to make a pit stop and ended up at the only place I could find... a retro diner. As a lover of movies, Joseph adored the diner since it reminded him of all the old American movies he watched growing up. We shared a hot dog and chocolate milkshake. Ally took the opportunity to take some of my favourite candid photos. Anytime I have been around Ally, it seems I'm always eating something so there are plenty photos of me eating tangerines, fries, hot dog or sipping on tea, coffee or milkshake. I didn't realize it until I went through all the phoots, it made me laugh but hey... I get hangry. 

We spent the rest of the chilly afternoon to enjoy the scenery of the bridge, main street and cute shops in Paris, Ontario. Many of the cafes and restaurants have beautiful backs patios that overlook the stream where we enjoyed some tea to warm us up. As the sunset, I made a quick change of clothes in what I love to wear most, my black leather jacket and boots, to explore any cute stops we could find on the way back to the city. The day fully reflected what Joseph and I love to do most, share meals and go on little adventures travelling around whether it be in Iceland or a park in Hamilton. 

Moral of the story:

  • A good photographer will capture the best moments regardless of the setting and it doesn't mean you have to do it during the golden hour (aka sunset). 
  • If you want to do an indoor or outdoor shoot, always double check if you need a permit for that park or restaurant.
  • Don't forget to get some prints! Digital images are great but nothing is better than a physical copy to cherish.
  • Lastly, do what feels natural and fun to both of you for the most authentic photoshoot. The best images are usually ones that feels true to you both. Think of incorporating your home, favourite outfit or pet.

Photos: Ally Ho / Evolally Photography
Hair: Justin / Puzzle Creations
Make-up: Erin Winn / The Look Bridal
Florals: Coyote Flowers
Menswear: 18 waits

City Rustic Wedding at Malaparte

Shannon & Matthew's Beautiful Rooftop Wedding

Colour palette: Jade green, navy blue, grey, white & gold
Style: Modern & rustic


After meeting, Shannon and Matthew, I knew I would have fun planning their big day with them! Shannon was meticulously organized and knew exactly what she wanted but such a dream to work with. She wanted to bring a little countryside styling to the urban setting of their rooftop wedding. We made sure to utilized all the beautiful spaces the guests got to explore from the bright lobby where we set up a selfie backdrop with laser-cut names of the couple, the stunning white rooftop tent ceremony, the outdoor elevated cocktail area and the sleek sloped ceilings of the main reception room.

We added the rustic flair to the trailing ribbon on the bouquets, the grey textured linens, the wood box centrepiece containers, the harvest wood chairs, garlands on the guest tables, the dessert station decor, the succulent favours and the home-made cookie favours. 

You could see how Toronto's modernity was infused into the wedding as well from the cocktail furniture, the gold cutlery, modern letterpress invitations, the immaculate food and the view from Malaparte's rooftop of King Street West. 

One of my favourite details was the fact that the bride, Shannon, actually made the entire dessert table and the cookie desserts.. that didn't last past salads!

Thank you for trusting me on your wedding day and I wish you both all the best! 
xo


Planner: Bisous Events
Photographer: Purpletree Photography
Venue: Malaparte
Florals: Peppermint Weddings