Celebrity Wedding Profile: Carrie Underwood & Mike Fisher
Who: Carrie Underwood, darling songstress of the country music scene, and Mike Fisher, center for the NHL’s Ottawa Senators
What: A wedding celebration tickled with pink
When: July 10, 2010
Where: Georgia’s Ritz-Carlton Reynolds Plantation Resort – ceremony in a white tent on the lawn, reception in the ballroom
Why: “We could not feel more blessed to have found each other.” – Carrie & Mike, as told to People Magazine
The Newlyweds -- photo courtesy of People Magazine
Ever since she found success on American Idol’s stage, I have been a big Carrie Underwood fan. From her catchy music to her trademark rhinestone-studded microphone, everything about her screams sheer femininity and Southern charm. Carrie is the kind of celebrity everyone roots for, so, when it was announced that she and Canadian hockey star, Mike Fisher, were to wed, I immediately looked forward to the celebration! After checking out the recap of the event, which was held on the tenth of July, I was not disappointed. This has been one of my favorite celebrity weddings of late!
For such a high-profile celebrity as Carrie, the wedding itself had a humble charm despite the reported 5,000 crystals that were present in the decor. While surely expensive, the ceremony and following reception were stunning and elegant without being over-the-top and tacky as many celeb weddings so often are. The affair was dotted with a number of personal details that illustrated the love between Carrie and Mike – things like painted hockey pucks that served as name cards with table assignments and the reading of favorite biblical passages during the ceremony itself.
Escort cards accompanied by painted hockey pucks -- image courtesy of People Magazine
Carrie wore a Monique Lhuillier gown for the ceremony that most definitely suited her soft, girlie style. While the dress was a little too frilly and reminiscent of a cupcake for my tastes, Carrie most definitely wore it well and it reflected her personality quite accordingly. Despite my lack of excitement about the gown itself, I love, love, loved the party dress which was another Monique Lhuillier confection. This number was flirty, feminine, and perfect for dancing the night away. To complement Carrie’s wedding wardrobe, bridesmaids were clad in floor length blush colored gowns.
Carrie's Ceremony Dress -- courtesy of People Magazine
Carrie's Party Dress -- courtesy of People Magazine
Carrie's sisters, Shanna & Stephanie, in their bridesmaid dresses -- courtesy of People Magazine
Other details of the wedding reception included a beautiful tiara that Mike gave Carrie as a wedding present, a ballroom swathed in crystals and the color pink, a cupcake tower as opposed to a traditional cake, and my favorite detail of all: Ace, Carrie’s Miniature Pinscher, who walked down the aisle clad in a pink tux adorned with Swarovski crystals.
Carrie's tiara -- courtesy of People Magazine
Cupcakes furnished by IveyCake Bakery in Tennessee -- courtesy of People Magazine
Ace all dressed up for the wedding -- courtesy of People Magazine