VALERIE SULLIVAN & GUILLAUME BRISSON
JUNE 2, 2018
FROM VALERIE: We were inspired by the rolling hills and lush greenery of the vineyard venue and wanted to play up the romantic theme. With this in mind, we opted for colours in ivory and blush pink, with touches of antique mauve and gold. For decor, we used a lot of greenery, glass and mirrors to keep a light, airy and whimsical feel. Everything about the ceremony was deeply personal. One of our best friends officiated the ceremony, so every word and detail reflected us as a couple. We loved the idea of involving guests, so we passed the wedding bands around for friends and family to warm them with their love and wishes for a happy marriage. The ceremony was also in French and English to honour our families. Months before the wedding we spent countless hours customizing everything, from invitations and favours to table numbers and signage. We opted for a wine-bottle seating chart, and for favours we cut wooden coasters from old trees on Guillaume’s family’s land—guests really appreciated this personal touch. The DJ’s performance was easily one of our favourite things about the wedding. He was able to create a laid-back, romantic ambience during dinner, and kept the floor packed until 3 a.m. with top dance tracks. To this day guests still talk about how fantastic he was!