January Couple of the Month

We're kicking off 2018 with Dara and Doug as our January Couple of the Month!  Dara and Doug's special day was filled with pure magic!!  From the exhilarating first sword fight to the breathtaking first dance (complete with stunning lifts), it was clear that the love Dara and Doug share is joyful and everlasting.  Friends and family witnessed a touching ceremony and then proceeded to celebrate with the couple at Saratoga National Golf Club.  It was a day full of love and laughter which we were honored to be a part of it!

Dara and Doug had this to say about their Bisou experience:

Working with Sarah Fichtman and the Bisou Weddings team was a dream from our first phone call. We chatted for an hour, and we knew immediately that, through working together, we would create a wedding that reflected our traditions, values, and identity as a couple. We also understood very quickly that there was no problem or situation that would frighten Sarah: our initial idea of serving our wedding dinner family style with 180 guests changing seats - as would have been printed on their place cards-in between each course. Sarah didn’t even blink, but gave us an enthusiastic and genuine, “Let’s try it!” The seat-rotation idea was eventually scrapped, but the spirit of creativity and ingenuity continued to permeate all elements of our wedding experience. Sarah’s authentic excitement, creativity, and joy only grew throughout our time working together, and our wedding could not have been as magical as it was without her spectacular team. Now, we have cherished memories of a joyous process and an enchanted wedding weekend, with the added benefit of a wonderful friend for life.

August Couple of the Month

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:

Guests told us that I was one of the happiest brides they have ever seen and that is definitely because of Sarah and her team at Bisou. Thanks to Sarah’s amazing organizational skills our day ran extremely smoothly and even ahead of schedule; even our priest said he never had a rehearsal run as smooth as ours. It is because of her wonderful personality and organizational skills that vendors love working with her and this definitely helped us have amazing vendors and an amazing day. So many guests commented on how wonderful Sarah and her team were and that she definitely changed their perceptions on wedding planners. We could not imagine our wedding without Sarah and Bisou!
— Alexis and Chris

 

Caterer: Old Daley Catering

Florist: Market 32

DJ: Piano Man's DJ

Photographer: Niki Rossi Photography

Videographer: Al Woodard Films

Hair/makeup: Lipstick N Lashes

Cake: Make Me A Cake Next Door

Signage: KriLo Art

The First Look

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!

October Couple of the Month

This month we welcome fall by highlighting Lauren and Alex's picture-perfect wedding at the Canfield Casino in Saratoga Springs, NY. Their wedding day was impossibly romantic, flawless, and classic... the perfect farewell to summer. Other highlights include a beautifully personalized ceremony surrounded by friends and family, an idyllic reception ballroom glowing with luscious linens and the warmth of endless candle light, dreamy florals and muted-tones, and a swoon worthy dress we are still talking about.

Lauren and Alex had this to say about working with Bisou:

From my very first phone call with Sarah I knew she would be the wedding planner for us. As both our wedding consultant and day-of coordinator Sarah provided innovative ideas, suggestions for vendors, and timelines to stick to. Sarah’s calming (when you’re stressed), yet energetic (when you need it) personality is contagious. Her warmth and expertise allow you to really enjoy each moment of the wedding planning. As for the big day, she’ll be everything you need, before you know you need it. Your wedding party will know where to go and vendors taken care of while you and your new spouse are absorbing every minute of your wedding day.

Through the months of planning, Sarah became much more than a wedding planner to our family. She’s a friend and wedding expert you won’t want to be without!

- Lauren & Alex