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Colourful Boho Wedding - Sneak Peeks C+H

The day after I got married, I got a call for wedding planning for the exact venue I got married in. I was actually on a mini-honeymoon but they sounded really cool so I was excited! Before we even had the chance to meet, Chelsey and Holden booked me while being at home in Nunavut. When I finally got to meet them in person, they wore clothes as if they were going hiking... and I realized these two were not only in love but an adventurous pair. The bride mentioned since the wedding was going to land on Cinco de Mayo, perhaps a colourful wedding would be fun but changed her mind to appease the idea of a typical formal wedding colour palette of blush, gold, ivory... but after meeting them, I knew a colourful, whimsical wedding would be perfect for them! I went ahead and put together a colourful mood board for them anyway and they loved it! 

This wedding was just so much fun to plan - all the colours, traditional Jewish components, the band, the inflatable duck (although this did cause me a little bit of stress seeing the bride so high up in the air with heels on)! 

Thank you so much to this couple for being beyond trusting of me to be able to do what I do best! 

 Planning + styling: Bisous Events

 

Photo: Danijela Weddings

Venue: The Great Hall

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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

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

Intimate Chapel Wedding at The Doctor's House - D&K

After imagining her big day for many years and having planned her engagement party (that we planned) years prior, it was finally the day!

The bride, Daniela, had always imagined a romantic intimate wedding... so that's exactly what she got! With a mixture of lots of candles, gold, grey and blush, D&K's wedding day was nothing short of beautiful. When we went out to see the Doctor's House together, Daniela fell in love with the rustic charm, the vaulted ceilings, the lush gardens, the intimate feeling and the candle-lit chapel with the big bell you rung when you got married.

On the big day, the groom got ready with his brothers and the bride with her best friends. I had previously met the bride through a mutual friend but also as a bridesmaid at her bridemaids' wedding the year prior so it was nice to see so many familiar faces. Daniela's wedding gown not only fit her like the glove but fit the day just perfectly - a little glam, sexy, vintage and romantic. The bride asked for lots of greenery which she definitely got in all the bouquets and the stunning centrepieces by Minim Designs. 

We added extra flickering candles to the already stunning chapel (that has no electricity, just the existing candles) and some lush florals. For the reception space, we filled the space with lots of candles to set the ambiance and florals cascading around the couple at their sweetheart table. The couple's table was draped in a flowy transparent linen and the grey linen with asymmetrical florals and decor. The bride filled up with tears when she saw how her magical day came together.

The reception began with the couple coming in to Arabic drummers and the night ended with everyone dancing around the newlyweds! Thank you to everyone that made this day so special for the bride and groom.

Full Planning: Bisous Events
Venue: The Doctor's House - Chapel and Heritage room
Photographer: Inna Y.
Video: QT Films