How-to: Incorporate Mirrors Into Your Wedding

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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Engagement Announcement Ideas

You said “Yes” to his question “Will you marry me?” and, of course, you want to share this news with everyone you know and maybe even some strangers! First you might tell your parents, immediate family, and close friends. But, how do you tell the world about your engagement? Time for a photo shoot! We propose some ideas of how to make engagement announcements more personal, romantic and fun! 

1) Ideas with hands- show off that BLING! 

2) Write "I Said Yes!"

3) Incorporate your loved pets!

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Backyard Wedding Inspiration

At Bisou, we love backyard bashes! Backyard weddings are super cozy and won’t break your budget. You can also make your nuptials any theme you desire, without limits of a venue. Consider a rustic, bohemian, or maybe vintage theme. Take all the best from your surroundings; mother nature, your garden, your home and backyard. In case the weather is bad, you can always come inside or order a beautiful wedding tent. Pick seasonal flavors and food, add some wooden slabs as a base to family style serving platters, and add chic rustic touches here and there to create a homey ambience. Check out this post for more inspiration to have a perfect backyard wedding! 

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Tall & Dramatic Centerpieces

Tall, floral, gorgeous centerpieces not only add beauty to your table setting, they also give you the WOW factor when guests enter your wedding reception. There are a million and one ways to create a tall, dramatic arrangement. Add jewels, greenery, and candles and your reception will be the talk of the town!

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Mason Jar Lights

The mason jar is a staple for rustic-themed weddings. With their distinct vintage style, versatile use, and affordable price, these little glass wonders are the perfect décor item for any rustic, barn, or country wedding. They can be used as centerpieces, to serve drinks, to serve dessert and other food, as decoration, as gift bags, and as lights! Consider either an old-fashioned Edison light bulb or twinkling fairy lights for your mason jars. 

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To Buy Two Wedding Dresses, or Not?

What do you do when you have a "that's the one" wedding dress moment...with more than one dress? For an increasing number of brides, the answer is, buy them both! Anyone who has seen Say Yes to the Dress knows that the hottest trend for bridal fashion isn’t strapless or sleeves -- it’s both! The two wedding dress trend isn't going away anytime soon, and we can understand why.  Who wouldn't want the chance to wear multiple gorgeous, sparkly dresses in the same evening? More and more brides are buying two wedding dresses for the big day to change up their look from ceremony to reception, and Bisou bride, Allison, is no exception! 

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Unique Centerpiece Ideas

It can be hard to think outside of the box when it comes to wedding centerpieces, and that’s OK! Flowers in vases will always look beautiful, and there’s no need to overthink every item that should go on your wedding tables. But when you DO come across fun wedding ideas that you haven’t seen a gazillion other times, your creativity levels can get a much-needed boost. I love some of the unique wedding centerpiece ideas below, for a whole variety of reasons. Aside from one or two (hello, “Up in the Air” tablescape), they are all relatively easy to DIY or show to a wedding planner for inspiration! At Bisou, we make these centerpiece dreams come to life. 

Do you have a fun idea for a unique wedding centerpiece? Comment below to let us know! 

1) Arrange roses on a tiered cake stand.

2) Vintage oil lamps are perfect for a spring or summer garden wedding. The more the better!

3) Suspend miniature air balloons or flowers for an amazing "up in the air" hanging centerpiece. Or tie balloons to your table for a similar, floating effect.

4) Upside down wine glasses for a 2-in-1 wedding centerpiece!

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March Couple of the Month

Bisou's March Couple of the Month features Megan and Matt's beautiful Saratoga Canfield Casino Wedding. As always, we were blown away by the understated, simple color palette made up of nudes, whites, and greenery. The classically romantic design brought us back to an Audrey Hepburn era, and Megan's wedding gown was the icing on the cake! There is no doubt that Jenn Moak Photography captured them at their BEST!!!  

Megan and Matt had this to say about working with Bisou: 

Sarah and her team were absolutely amazing. I participated in the “day of” wedding planning with Sarah. I was reluctant at first as I felt I had already done so much work (finding my vendors, establishing time frames), but someone recommended that a wedding planner would help with making sure the day went smoothly. They were right! So many little things that would have made my day beyond stressful (on top of the stress already), Sarah and her assistant were there to take care of them. From tracking down employees who were supposed to unlock my venue for setup, knowing to ask the hotel to utilize their steamer to press bridesmaid dresses and scarves, sewing my bridesmaid’s ripped dress, to standing out in the cold during pictures to hold my shawl and veil...Bisou did it all. Sarah mapped out at a detailed timeframe for all my vendors (hair/make-up, videographer, photography, food, music, priest) and reached out to all of them to ensure we were all on the same page. This took away the majority of my stress in the days leading up to the wedding. She is so organized, so calming, and such a pleasant person to have by your side on your wedding day. Thank you Bisou Weddings and Events!

Florist: Heavenscent Floral Art

Band: Silver Arrow Band

Photographer: Jenn Moak Photography

Videographer: Ben Pliss Media

Hair/Makeup: Blush 518

Caterer: Malozzi's

Cake: Malozzi's

Transportation: Upstate Transit

Personalized Wedding Fans

As it snows outside, I can't help but daydream of those warm wedding evenings. How cute are these personalized floral garden paddle fans? They are a practical favor for any themed event. They can have a metallic, rustic, or classic look, so no matter what your wedding theme, your fans will match! For an added touch of style, dress them up with ribbons or decorative twine. For the kids at the event, consider including stickers and crayons in a "kiddy bag" to keep them occupied! 

You can customize your fans here!


February Couple of the Month

With another new month in another new year, comes another new Bisou couple of the month. This February we think back to beautiful fall weather and the happiest of days for Jeana and Kevin at their chic, intimate Fort William Henry Wedding. Elegant white calla lillies accompanied fall-inspired burnt orange and lavender decor. How stunning! 

Jeana and Kevin had this to say about their experieince with Bisou:

Working with Bisou Weddings and Events was the best decision we could have made. Like everyone was telling us, the final weeks before the wedding are extremely stressful, and having Sarah in our corner was a complete blessing. She nailed down the timeline, coordinated vendors, and was available for last minute questions/advice. The wedding day went extremely well, and we are confident in saying our day wouldn’t have been anywhere near the same without her and her team.

Florist: Meme's Florist

DJ: Nonstop Music

Photographer: Rob Spring Photography

Videographer: Mackenzie Lee Videography

Hair/Makeup: Timeless Updos

Cake: Putnam Market


Wedding Theme: Emerald

Sometimes all it takes to warm up a winter wedding is a splash of color. Emerald green has an elegant touch that instantly makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside. Add pops of emerald green in unexpected places (like your wedding cake or the groomsmen's suits) and this color will add enough glamor to make your guests green with envy. Take a peek here for inspiration for emerald details that will instantly spice up your sophisticated event.

New Wedding Trend: Funfetti Cake

Thats right, you heard correct. Funfetti wedding cake. It is one of the most popular trends this year and it has made a comeback. At Bisou, we love when brides do something fun and different for desserts! Bride and groom Allison and Brett had DELICIOUS confetti funfetti cookies at their Brooklyn, NYC wedding. 


Guest Book or Guest Bench?

At Bisou, we love couples who take a personalized spin on a traditional wedding formalities. Take the guest book, for instance. Historically, everyone who attended a wedding were to actually be witnesses of the union and they had to sign the marriage document. When that was no longer required, the guest book popped up and became a wonderful reminder for the married couple of who attended their wedding celebrations. 

Bisou couple Jamie and Tom decided to have their loved ones sign a bench, something that they can physically and emotionally revisit everyday. 

Photo credit: HJ Photography