Make a statement before your guests even get to the party with a unique, personalized seating chart or place cards! Using a glass of champagne or your selected wedding favors to help guests find their seat is a fun way to kick off the night. Here are a few thoughtful, creative and easy to decipher seating ideas that your guests will certainly appreciate!
As we all look to stay warm during this seriously cold winter, here are some cozy winter wedding ideas to help take the edge off. While nothing warms the heart like witnessing two people celebrate their love, a nice warm cup of cocoa and an extra soft blanket to snuggle up in certainly helps. A snowy wedding can be absolutely magical, and you can help your guests stay warm with these thoughtful, festive touches.
Here at Bisou, we love what we do and enjoy seeing all the hard work that goes into the perfect wedding day pay off. We do our best to make sure that our clients are in the spotlight on their special day, but we also love seeing sneaky snapshots of ourselves in action. As the year comes to an end, we take a look back at all of the fun Bisou behind the scenes moments we love and cherish!
So your best friend has asked you to stand with them on their wedding day. What an honor!!! There is a long list of responsibilities, as well as perks, that come with the title of maid of honor or best man. The big one is the speech. For so many of us, after that initial excitement wears off, the panic and fear of public speaking sets in. But there's no need to panic! Here is the best guide to writing a speech with the perfect blend of humor and sentiment that the happy couple will remember forever (in a good way).
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This August we're highlighting Alexis and Chris as our Bisou couple of the month! This wedding was full of fun personal touches from fun fact napkins to an adorable cake topper. Alexis and Chris had a beautiful ceremony held at St. Clement's Roman Catholic Church with their family and friends in attendance. After a breathtaking photo shoot with the wedding party at Yaddo Gardens, everyone headed to Saratoga Polo to celebrate the newly weds! All in all it was an incredibly fun summer wedding and we are thrilled to feature Alexis and Chris!
Alexis and Chris had this to say about their Bisou experience:
Today's taste of color is the vibrant, summery combination of yellow and green. Greenery has been very popular in 2017, and as we look to 2018 it doesn't seem to be a trend that will fade away anytime soon. Add any shade of yellow and you have a beautiful combination sure to leave smiles on everyone's faces. This color palette is perfect for the couple that is fun, bubbly and looking for some sunshine on their wedding day. Plus, look how cute those yellow macaroons are!!
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We had so much fun at Jenny and Nick's wedding this past weekend! Every detail was perfect and beautiful, and it was impossible not to smile in the presence of this wonderful couple. One detail that made the rest of the day so relaxed, was their decision to do a first look. First looks have been growing in popularity and for years, and for a good reason. Opting for a first look rather than hiding the bride until she walks down the aisle allows for couples to take a great deal of pictures before the ceremony begins. Couples are able to capture all of the shots together (and if time allows, with their families and wedding parties) while not taking time away from their precious time with their guests during cocktail hour. A first look also allows for the couple to share and savor that special moment with some privacy. Although there is nothing wrong with having the first view of the bride be while she's walking down the aisle, the convenience of a first look makes a lot of sense. Jenny and Nick chose to share this special moment in private, but the pictures look magical! We wish these two a life full of love and laughter!
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We are often asked about our name, what it means, and where it comes from. Bisou owner and founder, Sarah, was born and raised in Montreal where she grew up speaking French fluently. She also had the pleasure of living in Paris for a couple 2-3 month periods. The French culture has always been a huge influence in Sarah's life, and when it came time to name her business, an homage to her hometown seemed perfectly appropriate. Bisou is the french word for kiss, and because kisses are the perfect expression of love, we love sharing those precious moments from our weddings. Whether it's a dad giving a sweet smooch as he hands his daughter over, or a couple celebrating their new status as Mr. and Mrs., each and every kiss shared on a wedding day is a treasured moment. To give you a better picture of what we mean, here are some of our favorite Bisou kisses!
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Whether you decide to have an open bar, cash bar, soft bar or any other type of bar, a signature cocktail is a great way to add a personal touch! This is a fun way to encourage guests to try something new and get in on the love. Signature cocktails are a popular (and tasty!) way to celebrate your newlywed status and share your drink preferences with your guests. Use your favorite spirits or even choose a drink that fits with your color scheme!
If you're in the process of picking a venue for your wedding, then you NEED to check out the Takk House in Troy, NY. This incredibly charming venue is just as gorgeous in person as it is in pictures. A venue with a distinctly unique charm that is both elegant and eclectic, it is a space that is also adaptable to each couples' style. The Takk House was originally a Knights of Columbus building, bringing historic flare to the space. The building now belongs to Heidi and Frank Sicari who have imbued the "old" with their own artistic taste. They have perfectly married the historic elements with their modern flare to create a building that is stylish and unique. A couple looking to celebrate bits of the past with a glimpse into the beautiful future that awaits will find the Takk House a perfect fit. See some of Heidi and Frank's beautiful images below for just a taste of what this amazing venue has to offer.
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You've said yes to your sweetheart! Yay, you're engaged! Now it's time to make sure you have the people you love by your side to make your wedding experience the best it can be. These are the people who have loved and supported you all along the way and they deserve to know just how much it would mean to you to have them stand with you on your wedding day. You can show your soon-to-be wedding party some extra love with these fun proposal ideas!
With another new month, comes another new Couple of the Month. This July, we look back to the days of last summer at Delilah and Javier's private estate summer wedding. Delilah and Javier opted for an outdoor, forest wedding ceremony followed by a beautiful, colorful, clear-tent reception. The clear tent allowed Delilah and Javier's family and friends to dine and dance under the stars with the added bonus of being protected from the weather! Their party guests were greeted at the reception tent by bohemian, vintage styled sitting areas adorned with couches, chairs, and rugs. Further into the tent, guests could dance the night away on the large, wooden dance floor or enjoy cigars at the "cigar bar!"
Delilah and Javier had this to say about their experience with the Bisou team:
We love when the kiddos get to be a part of the big day! Their youthful, carefree attitudes set a great example for the adults to follow. You can count on them to provide both heartwarming and laughable moments. From ring bearers to jr. groomsgirls, here are some of our favorite Bisou cuties stealing the show.
A mirror wedding theme is not only elegant and easy to plan, but it will give your wedding venue a touch of luxury and whimsy. A mirror wedding theme will go with any color combination you want. You can also make it more vintage by using mirrors in vintage frames or take a more modern and fancy approach by using unframed square mirrors adorned with candles and a touch of bling!
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Wedding backdrops are a fantastic and easy way to spice up your wedding decor! Whether you want to dress up your dessert table, create a background for fun photo ops, or even cover up an eyesore at your venue, backdrops personalize your space and can be designed for every type of bride and groom, and venue!
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