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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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Copper + Linen

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Styling/planner: Bisous Events
Photo: Alyssa Wodabek
Florals: Ashley Elaine Kimmel
Video: One Heart Films
Suit: Indochino
Groom's accessories: Tytan Ties
Dress: Maureen Patricia
Bridal accessories: Posh Veils & The Loved One
Makeup: The Look Bridal
Hair: Puzzle Creations
Rentals: Plate Occasions
Cake: Crumb and Berry
Venue: Berkeley Events

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Planning and Production: Bisous Events
Makeup and Production: The Look Bridal
Photography: Purple Tree Photography
Floral Design: Coyote Flowers
Venue: Airship 37
Wedding Dress and Accessories: White Toronto / Galia Lahav
Jewelry: Anice Jewelry
Engagement Rings: Bluboho
Wardrobe Styling: Katie Goodfellow
Hair: Morgan Inniss
Wedding Cake: Sweet Regards
Furniture Rentals: Detailz Couture
Tabletop Rentals: Plate Occasions
Stationery: Maison Maquette
Model: Sam Leung (B&M Models)
Tea favour: Bottled With Love

Video by One Heart Films:

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

Jen + Andrew / Modern Minimalist Wedding

Yesterday we announced that my wedding was featured in the Spring/Summer 2018 issue of Weddingbells Magazine... but we are actually featured twice! Jen and Andrew's ultra modern and minimalist wedding was also featured!

When I first met the bride, Jen, at a wedding show, I distinctively remembered how perfectly platinum blonde her hair was. If her hair was any indication of how cool she was, I knew this bride's wedding would be nothing short of that level of coolness. Jen always had a clear direction on how she wanted her wedding, giving me endless visual inspiration in colour swatches and photos of home decor (made sense as she worked for a home magazine). It was such a pleasure to work with her as she was open to brainstorming with me on how to meticulously bring her vision to life. We brought on the best of the best with Scarlet O'Neill who captured this beautiful day and their engagement. Catherine Langlois custom designed the perfect gown for Jen. She definitely looked out of this world... a mix of sci-fi and an angel in the utmost wonderful way. Her flowing gown was not only effortless with a horse hair hem but also came with a removable skirt to reveal the bride's silhouette in a form-fitting gown underneath. The groom looked just as amazing in a perfectly tailored suit from Ted Baker.

The ceremony was held in the historic while modern Conversation Room of the Great Hall with its white everything and huge bay windows. The cocktails and party was held not too far away at the sun-filled Aperture Room with huge skylights and industrial accents. This wedding was the embodiment of urban romance; cool and candle-lit. The bride dyed her own table runners that turned out a beautiful muted lavender and grey blend. Minim Designs did such an amazing job to complement the style with the muted florals with pops of seasonal colours in a variety of unique grey and gold containers the bride collected. The bouquets were also wrapped in hand-dyed silk ribbons from Stella Wolfe. The food and service by Oliver and Bonicinni was phenomenal and since the couple were all about making new traditions, they opted for Krispy Kreme donuts (instead of a cake) along with eclairs and chocolates.

To be honest, I felt a lot of pressure to ensure we executed this thoughtful wedding seamlessly and when I left, Jen gave me the biggest hug and smile that assured me I pulled off the happiest day of their lives. Congrats to you both and thank you for allowing me to not only be apart of your day but for also inspiring me. 

Scroll down for the stunning images!

xo

 

Wedding planning: Bisous Events
Photography Scarlet O’Neill
Ceremony venue: The Great Hall
Reception venue: Aperture Room
Bridal gown: Catherine Langlois
Bridesmaid dresses: Social BridesmaidsASOSMarshalls and Express
Groom’s tux: Ted Baker from Nordstrom
Flowers: Minim Designs
Stationery: Jen Masseau
Chocolate and pastries: Deanna Lee
Doughnuts: Krispy Kreme
Hair and makeup: Tami El Sombati
Bride’s manicure: Rita Remark
Music: DJ Allan Pynn from Floh Back Productions
Wedding bands: Erin Tracy

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