Become a Top Wedding Planner – Steal These Ideas from a Celebrity Wedding – Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher


Many brides carefully follow celebrity weddings to get ideas so, as a wedding planner, make sure you read about celebrity weddings to keep up with your brides.

Singer Carrie Underwood wed Ottawa Senators center, Mike Fisher, on on July 10, in Georgia.  Her wedding was featured in People magazine.

Here are some of the details from the wedding, you can may be able to use when working with your brides:

Processional Music  – “Bride’s Chorus” (Here Comes the Bride) by Wagner.

Wedding Gown – designed by Monique Lhuillier, it was a custom-designed, drop waist, ballgown with a corseted bodice made of Chantilly lace and covered in silk flowers and crystals.  It was cinched with a blush pink sash. The chapel-length circular veil with clear and pink crystals was topped with a diamond tiara from her groom. For dancing at the reception, Carrie changed into a short, strapless, corseted, cocktail dress with an organza skirt also by Lhuillier.

~Your brides can find Monique Lhuillier’s corseted wedding dresses in her Spring 2011 collection.

Ceremony – traditional vows with favorite scripture passages were exchanged outdoors, on the lawn of the Ritz-Carlton Reynolds Plantation Resort in Greensboro, Georgia, beneath an arbor of birch trees and roses by Branches Event Florist in Nashville, Tennesee. White flower petals were sprinkled on the sides of the aisle.

A dog in the wedding – Carrie’s dog, Ace, dressed in a Swarovski crystal-encrusted pick tuxedo, walked down the aisle with the ring bearer and flower girl.

~There are many sites on the Internet that sell formal wear for dogs if your couple wants to include their pet. Make sure they assign someone, in advance, to care of the dog during the wedding day. They might want to have the pet taken home instead of taking it to the reception. Animals are usually not welcome where food is served.

Reception location – indooors in the ballroom of the Ritz-Carlton Reynolds Plantation Resort.

Reception decor – Everything was pink!  5,000 crystals were lit in pink, vintage toile tablecloths had a pick design, and pink napkins were folded to look like tuxedos and accented with crystals.

~You can find instructions for folding a napkin in this way in this video on YouTube.

Table Assignments – cards with the guests’ names were attached to painted hockey pucks (a nod to the groom).

First Dance – “Love Never Fails” sung by Christian singer Brandon Heath.

Wedding Cake – a cupcake tower with a small cake at the top was placed on a round cake table and surrounded by the bride and bridesmaids’ bouquets. The cakes were made by her bridesmaid, Ivey Childers, of IveyCake in Franklin, Tennesee.

~Cupcakes are very popular right now and you can work with a traditional bakery to create a cupcake tower for your bride. Or, find a bakery that specializes in making only cupcakes, there are many of them now and they make creative cupcakes in many flavors. (If you are in Southampton, United Kingdom, talk to Laura of Genii Cupcakes. She is a wedding planner too so she will really understand your brides’ needs.)

Look at the July 26, 2010 edition of People magazine for photos from the wedding.

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