Wednesday, July 28, 2010


It wasn’t long ago that the Cake Pop was the latest trend in wedding favours and the newest addition to the dessert buffet, but we all know how long trends can last. Move over Cake Pop, here comes the Cake Shooter!

The Cake Shooter consists of three layers of cake and frosting in a plastic cylinder contraption that allows you to “shoot” the cake into your mouth. Mmm! Sounds good doesn’t it? Tori Spelling thought so - she served them at her daughter Stella’s 2nd birthday party!

Sprinkles Custom Cakes is the creator of these yummy treats. Located in Winter Park Florida, they do offer shipping but unfortunately not to Canada. So all you wonderful Ottawa area bakers out there... Please bring the Cake Shooter to this great city of ours. I’d like to place an order!

Thursday, July 15, 2010


We've all seen the candy buffet, the cookie/dessert table, the chocolate fountain, make your own s'mores and of course the cupcake tower. One of Viva's recent couples had a popcorn buffet and almost all outdoor weddings we coordinate include a late night meal of poutine and pogos provided by the local chip truck that parks itself on the front lawn. There seems to be no end to the creative ideas our brides and grooms-to-be are coming up with to add a little fun to the food served at their wedding. While we haven't yet seen the DIY Sunday table first hand, after viewing the images below, we're all for it!


Since announcing their engagement back in December 2009 everyone has been talking about Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher's wedding. Where would they get married? What would she wear? As time went on there seemed to be more and more questions with no real answers to satisfy inquiring minds. With confidentiality agreements signed by all those involved, no one was talkling. Well now the wait is over!

People magazine bought the rights to publish images of Carrie and Mike's big day and with the latest issue now on stands, anyone who didn't have the priviledge of attending the much anticipated event in person can now see the gorgeous dresses she wore and read all about the fabulous details by simply picking up a copy.

Here are a few details to tie you over until you have it in hand...

- Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher were wed on July 10 2010 in a white tent set up on the lawn of Georgia's Ritz-Carleton Reynolds Plantation resort, their dinner reception was held in the ballroom.

- Mike played golf with his groomsmen the morning of the wedding while Carrie got ready with her bridal party.

- Monique Lhuillier designed both wedding gowns. Carrie wore a Chantilly lace and silk organza gown for the ceremony and later changed into a strapless cocktail dress to dance the night away.

- The tiara Carrie wore for the ceremony was a gift from Mike and contained more than 40 carats of diamonds. When Carrie changed into her cocktail dress she also changed her headpiece to a custom band by bando. The gorgeous sweeping feather was created by hand stitching a mix of vintage brooches and earrings as well as some shiny new Swarovski crystal onto silk organza.

- Carrie's nephew Max was the ring bearer, Mike's cousin Hanna was the flower girl, and of course Carrie's dog Ace walked down the aisle with them in a Swarovski crystal-encrusted pink tuxedo.

- Carrie entered to a string quartet playing Wagner's "Bridal Chorus".

- Carrie and Mike exchanged vows beneath an arbor of birch trees and roses created by Nashville's Branches Event Florist.

- Painted hockey pucks were used as escort cards displaying the guest's name and table number.

- The ballroom, where guests were treated to a four course dinner, was dripping with 5,000 crystals and lit in shades of pink. The tables were covered with vintage toile tablecloths and tuxedo folded napkins were accented with crystals.

- The cupcake tower was made by one of Carrie's bridesmaids Ivey Childers, owner of Ivey Cake in Franklin, Tenn.

- Carrie surprised Mike by getting contemporary Christian singer Brandon Heath to perform their first dance, "Love Never Fails".

And last but not least, who helped Carrie and Mike plan this fabulous day...

- Carrie and Mike's wedding planner was none other than Jayne Bubis of JB Events.

Dying to see the pictures and learn a little more about their dream wedding? People is on news stands now but we hear they're selling out fast. Get moving!!

Friday, July 9, 2010