Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Mike Fisher and Carrie Underwood's Wedding Details

Under a tent, on a southern evening in Georgia, Mike and Carrie shared what their wedding planner referred to as "a spiritual expression of their love". Sounds like a fairytale Hollywood wedding... But despite the $500,000 price tag and a guest list of 250, there was no Hollywood influence or divas present at this wedding according to guests and hotel staff. Both Mike, Carrie and their guests were all down to earth, friendly and gracious. Carrie has said in past interviews regarding her wedding day, "it'll just be Carrie marrying Mike"....

One thing that could have given the wedding away as a 'celebrity wedding' was the amount of security around the Ritz-Carlton Reynolds Plantation beginning on Friday July 9. Maybe the G20 Summit organizers should have referred to Carrie and Mike or their wedding planner Jayne Bubis for their security needs. Or simply signed an exclusive agreement with People magazine which was the result of all the security.

People magazine is on news stands now with 13 glossy photos of the event. The article is actually quite small but let's be honest, we're all buying it for the photos anyways right?

We'll give you a run down of the article here:

- Carrie and Mike booked all 251 rooms at the Ritz-Carlton Reynolds Plantation

- The local sheriff's office was hired to provide extra security for the wedding

- Guests received gift bags engraved with bible quotes

- Guests began arriving on Friday July 9 and that evening enjoyed lakeside cocktails (with fireworks!)

- Guests also enjoyed a golf and baseball tournament the day of the wedding (Saturday July 10)

- The bride wore 2 dresses designed by Monique Lhuillier. For the ceremony Carrie wore a Chantilly lace and silk organza gown with a cathedral length veil and a diamond tiara adorned with over 40 carats of diamonds which was a gift from Mike. For the reception, Carrie changed into a shorter sexier version of the ceremony gown

- Mike's jaw dropped and he 'teared up' when he first saw Carrie walk down the aisle

- Carrie walked down the aisle with her father to Wagner's "Bridal Chorus"

- Carrie's dog Ace (a rat-terrier) wore a pink tux and came down the aisle with the flower girl (Mike's cousin) and ring bearer (Carrie's nephew)

- The ceremony contained some of the couple's favourite bible passages

- Carrie could not wait to be pronounced husband and wife and when it was announced, all 250 guests erupted into applause which caused her dog Ace to "bark like mad" at Carrie and Mike

- The reception was held in the hotel ballroom of the Ritz Carlton and the room was dripping with 5,000 crystals and lit in various shades of pink. Mike exclaimed "There's pink everywhere!"

- Hors d'oeuvres included sushi and crispy risotto lollipops
- Placecards were silver hockey pucks

- Carrie surprised Mike for their first dance by hiring contemporary Christian singer Brandon Heath to perform "Love Never Dies", a song that according to Carrie is very special to them

- The guests were served a four course meal which included ravioli, fillet mignon and Canadian salmon

- Carrie ordered hundreds of buttermilk pies from a local bakery that "Southern Living" magazine has called one of the best pies in the southern United States

- In lieu of wedding cake, a cupcake tower was designed by one of Carrie's bridesmaids Ivey Childers (one of her other bridesmaids was her makeup artist) from IveyCake bakery in Franklin Tennessee

- Guests danced to everything from Lionel Ritchie to Guns N' Roses

- Late nights snacks of sliders and Kahlua shots kept guests dancing until 2am

- Carrie will change her name to Carrie Fisher, but will still use her maiden name professionally

- According to Carrie and Mike's wedding planner Jayne Bubis; "Carrie and Mike are just madly in love. They didn't leave each other's sides all night".... I think anyone in Ottawa could have told you that ;)

We're so happy for Mike and Carrie and hope they are enjoying their romantic honeymoon in Tahiti. Looking forward to seeing you both back 'home' in Ottawa.


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