Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Rutger Satchel
(available at Clementine)

(available at Clementine)

Josie in black and bronze
(available at Clementine)

Friday, September 24, 2010


Carrie Underwood's video for "Mama's Song" premiered today featuring none other than her mom Carole and husband Mike Fisher. This sweet, sweet song is about leaving the nest and finding the man of her dreams. Does a song dedicated to your mom on your wedding day get any better than this?

Mama, you taught me to do the right things
So now you have to let your baby fly
You've given me everything that I will need

To make it through this crazy thing called life
And I know you watched me grow up
And only want what's best for me
And I think I found the answer to your prayers

And he is good, so good
He treats your little girl like a real man should
He is good, so good
He makes promises he keeps
No he's never gonna leave
So don't you worry about me
Don't you worry about me

Mama there's no way you'll ever lose me
Giving me away is not goodbye
As you watch me walk down to my future
I hope tears of joy are in your eyes

'Cause he is good, so good
And he treats your little girl like a real man should
He is good, so good
He makes promises he keeps
No he's never gonna leave
So don't you worry about me
Don't you worry about me...

Thursday, September 23, 2010

The Prettiest Summer Bridesmaid Dress For 2010

If you're planning a summer wedding, it's time to get your bridesmaid dress ordered! Each season has its own trends and patterns emerge, and summer 2010 is no exception. Make you look like a dream wedding in beautiful summer dresses and bridesmaid this season.

Finally, there is something else not available in strapless dresses and bridesmaid! Top necklines and this summer is not a spaghetti strap or belt (although there are many still available on both), but the bold and halter necklines and one shoulder. Asymmetry is very popular, as well as fluid fabrics like chiffon, organza and charmeuse. If there is a clear trend for bridesmaid dresses in the summer of 2010 and fresh modernity. This bridesmaid dress for the contemporary stylish woman who just happens to be in the wedding ceremony.

And bridesmaid dresses that have been identified have a big job to do: they need to complete your wedding dress, fit with the style and the wedding season, and flatter your midwives, working within the scope of the price. That is a lot to ask of the dress! No wonder that the choice of bridesmaid dresses to be one of the most challenging tasks in the process of wedding planning as a whole. The best bet to make the process as painless as possible to do your homework: read articles about fashion trends, 2010, and consideration of the images on the Internet, and narrow it down to a few basic shapes and colors. Only then should you begin actively shopping, and when they do, and bring other people and only one or two with you.

If the style of your wedding is an elegant city, and then a silhouette of one shoulder and will be perfect for your party wedding. This design is now offered by most designers, bridesmaid dress, in every price point. To attend a formal evening wedding, opt for one shoulder floor length bridesmaid dress in chiffon that has been collected. In the daytime, and the pattern of knee length to be more summery and light, especially in the popular color for 2010, such as periwinkle blue. Elegance of dress one shoulder as it seems when a beautiful explain the shiny charmeuse silk, but only for weddings in enclosed spaces. Since the neck does not allow for a necklace, and the search for sets of bridesmaid jewelry, with a pair of dangly earrings and two bracelets on a pile.

Halter neckline is one versatile to some extent. Is being proven in the bridesmaid dresses that run the gamut of styles designed to Shantung sexier flowing silk. One of the most intriguing designs is Shantung designed in the design of two-tone. Halter bodice of the dress is one color, part skirt contrasting color. This option is interesting, as it would allow for many of customization in dress, and also adds a graphic punch to your present attire. For weddings, evening, and coal is one of the most popular wedding colors for 2010, although personally, I find it a bit subdued for the summer. It would be fun to choose a bolder color such as bright purple or reddish, which is much vitality, and a great match for wedding flowers festive summer.

Ruffles and very romantic, and a great trend in the various colors of the rainbow dresses fashion this season. Bridesmaid dresses with ruffled necklines are available in all different necklines, V-neck spaghetti strap to strap and one shoulder. This is a romantic style that fits almost any wedding. To attend the wedding day, dare to choose the bridesmaid dress with yellow ruffle of chiffon at the neck. Or determine the color of pale pink and a more subtle, such as Shell and give it more pizazz with radical ruffled bodice. What adds to the natural beauty of the dresses ruffled by groups of jewelry and bridesmaid with romantic or vintage flavor, such as pearl and crystal necklace and earring sets.

There are several available methods of beautiful dresses for summer 2010 and the bridesmaid. Selection of trendy colors such as yellow sector, purple, blue, or charcoal, or select another favorite in the shade. With the flow of the chiffon, cutting edge necklines, ruffles and super-girly among the options, there is sure to be the style that will be perfect with any type of wedding.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010


It's finally here! For all you brides-to-be anxiously awaiting the opening of With Love Bridal Boutique we're happy to tell you, the wait is over! While With Love has actually been open for over a week now, their official Grand Opening will take place this Saturday September 25 2010. Come on by With Love Bridal Boutique from 10am-5pm to celebrate!

Located at 1501 Main Street in Stittsville, not only do they have an amazing selection of brand new gowns for you to choose from (Blush by Jim Hjelm and Mikaela are Viva's personal favourites!) they also have a floor dedicated to consignment - giving brides the opportunity to pass on their once loved wedding dress to another lucky bride-to-be while recouping some of the expense of their wedding day. Once Dana has helped you find the perfect dress, new or once loved, Becky is onsite to make sure it fits like a glove! Offering alterations of all kinds, Becky's your girl! And that's not all...

What's a fabulously fitting dress without accessories? With Love offers an amazing selection of jewelry hand crafted by Ottawa area artists (Something Jeweled by Sarah Walsh and Urbanite Jewelry by Krista Leben to name but two) along with beautiful veils and simply stunning hair pieces as well as sashes, boleros and floral embellishments created in house to help complete your look. Viva la wedding could not be happier for Becky and Dana who have teamed up to bring you this truly unique bridal boutique. What's so unique about it you ask? Here are the girls to tell you themselves.

About Us:

With Love Bridal Boutique stands apart from other bridal boutiques by catering to a niche often overlooked: the bride’s desire to not only find the perfect dress, but to also create a look she can call her own. We offer collections of modern, sophisticated, and stunning dresses from designers Blush by Jim Hjelm, Mikaella, White One, Jasmine Bridal, Jacquelin Bridals and bridesmaids from B2, Belsoie and Pretty Maids.

With Love Bridal Boutique presents brides a unique and personalized shopping experience by offering an intimate and relaxed environment to try gowns and accessories with their loved ones. With an emphasis on individualized attention, With Love ensures brides have a comfortable and memorable shopping experience.

In keeping with our desire to offer brides a customized look for her wedding day, With Love offers beautifully hand crafted jewellery by a variety of local artisans as well as veils, feather fascinators, hair pins and hair bands created in house. We also offer handmade custom accessories such as clutches, sashes, boleros and flower embellishments to allow brides to truly reflect their individual sense of style.

From the initial appointment to the delivery of the dress, With Love brides are treated with respect, courtesy, and exceptional customer service. Your shopping experience with us will be one of the many memorable moments in the wedding process.

With Love,
Becky and Dana


Knowing Viva's weakness for designer shoes, it should come as no surprise that this month's Wedding Dress Wednesday post features a gown that is not only stunning on its own but also lets you show off those Louboutins, Manolos, and Jimmy Choos.

This beautiful dress is Style 1501 by Mikaella Bridal.

Since 1937, Paloma Blanca has been producing exceptional bridal gowns from its own manufacturing facilities in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Paloma Blanca has a reputation for designing and producing high quality fabrications with impeccable attention to detail, styling, fit and "on time" service.

March 1, 2004 saw the launch of Paloma Blanca's new bridal collection, Mikaella Bridal, designed to provide the bridal industry with a high quality product at an attractive price point while keeping production in Canada. Following in the same standards that has earned Paloma Blanca its reputation, Mikaela Bridal provides the 21st century bride with classic styling coupled with a modern flair.

Is this your dress? Then head on over to With Love Bridal Boutique, now open at 1501 Main Street in Stittsville.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

2011 Wedding Gown Trends

It may seem elusive, but the designers wedding gown already hard at work creating beautiful patterns of brides next year will all be coveting. Set for the first time in a few months, and decorated the first crop of 2011 gowns with details of many dimensions, and a lot of crystals handstitched, and decorated with large flowers. Take a sneak peek into the pattern of trends romantic wedding dress another.

For the last few seasons, Ruffles was one of the biggest ways in which the designers chose to add the size and visual interest of their own gowns. From wedding dresses to be held for the first time soon move away from the ruffle, but not from the idea of using a pet to add size and femininity. Instead of ruffles, and the search for gowns with hundreds of three-dimensional flowers sewn small in each. Soft petals and other decoration favorite romantic gowns in 2011. Oversized groups are from Venus "Corsage" There is another big trend, and we are in the first place they used to accents and the waist or shoulders.

One thing will not be seeing a lot of plain clothes or those with simple lines. Variation is still in, whether in the form of dress and one in the shoulder, wedding dresses with asymmetrical tweaking to repel. Waist very low in abundance, and most of ruched bodices, pool, or bodices banners that hug the figure (fabric wrap to carry out a range of homogeneity, more than any character flaws in this tight bodices). Strapless wedding dresses certainly still basic, the style of one's shoulder is still in style. A new addition to the necklines of dresses 2011 is the tip of the shoulder design, which is very low in the upper part and the wounds just barely on the verge of carrying the bride. Neckline is very positive for many women, and nice alternative to the strapless wedding dress more typical.

With all the romance and clear in the next gowns in 2011, do not worry that all the petals of flowers means less sparkle. You will see the Swarovski crystals decorated with stitching in the middle of the flowers are small, as well as the largest crystals used to beautify the entire dress, from neck to hem. The difference is the way in which it is used in sparkly details: more organically and crystal clear, instead of the silver ice crystals, mirror-backed rhinestones or used to create a specific pattern. This tie in the bracelets with a beautiful Swarovski crystal, which is one of the top trends for each of the years 2010 and 2011 brides. Package of Swarovski crystal are not identical and bracelets of pearls a contemporary design to the completion of the romantic dress.

It seems as if all of the designers wedding will be crazy for fabric in 2011. Will not only gowns soon gliding down the runway embellished with crystals and decorated with oversized floral, but the designers are using even more interesting accents to create cloaks with dimension. Use search for multiple sizes of paillettes to create a shiny, faceted appearance of the gowns. (Paillettes be larger basis, the most beautiful versions of sequins, and often are drilled at the top instead of the position so that they can move and relax). Feathers until you take the statement as a wedding gown modern beauty. Is added to these details is fantastic fabrics very soft and romantic, such as net, lace and organza to create such gowns that are something of a myth. Lucky brides!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Summer 2010 Wedding Dress Trends

Wedding Dress current trends are extremely diverse, and there is the style for all tastes on the basis of almost every afternoon of fashion, it seems.

One of the biggest trends is the style of fiction slinky wedding dress, embracing a very personal decision to be around for many seasons to come this is the dress for women and very confident.

Patterns Ballgown always in fashion and this summer is no exception, ballgown style dresses provide an ideal way to hide where the largest bottom half. Many of these techniques also come with built-in corsets that would help create the ideal shape for your day perfect.

Wedding Dresses Style fifties to achieve a breakthrough this year. Fifties style dresses add a bit of sparkle, patterns of waste has become tied more and more popular and wedding dresses can have a significant impact on how you look in your big day.

Mermaid style dresses also take the items if the fifties in mind, and pick up the old school charm of Audrey Hepburn. Must dress in this style to look nice in the pictures after a long period of your day has been.

To look like more casual about tea length dresses that are perfect if you want to emphasize the long legs, again this is the original style of the fifties.

Grecian style dress is also a good option for in a dress trend. If you thin this is a style that can look very delicate and feminine.

When looking for the perfect wedding dress consider the fact that fashion trends come and go, and that instead it might be wise to choose a dress based on your figure and what suits you best. Make the right decision can take a long time so be sure to try a lot of clothes before selection day.

Thursday, September 9, 2010


While menus haven't always been a staple on table tops at weddings, more and more couples are choosing to give their guests a "heads up" on what they'll be eating for dinner. The fun thing about menus is that not only do they serve a purpose, they can also be used to add colour/design to your table if you create them to match your wedding colours and theme.

Here are some of our favourites to give you a little inspiration...

Photo Credits: The Knot

Wednesday, September 8, 2010


Back in March 2010 Viva posted about STONEFIELDS Heritage Farm, a fabulous new country venue getting ready to open its doors and host your next corporate retreat, special event, private party, community function, and of course Viva's favourite - your wedding.

A few short months later, with several events/weddings under their belt, STONEFIELDS is now hosting an open house for all brides & grooms-to-be, event vendors, and anyone who may be searching for that perfect rustic venue to hold their next celebration.

The open house is on Wednesday September 15th from 5pm-8pm. RSVP to for your opportunity to tour the property and see this wonderful new venue first hand.

Monday, September 6, 2010

White Gold Diamond Earring Jackets for 1/2 Carat Stud Earrings

Dress up your favorite diamond studs with these gorgeous diamond earring jackets, made from 14 karat white gold. Designed for use with 1/2 carat stud earrings, they are very simple to wear. Just slip the earring post through the center hole, and suddenly your ordinary stud is framed by a sparkling diamond halo. There are 20 round diamonds altogether in these earring jackets, for a total diamond weight of 1/2 carat. Studs are not included. Detail

Pink Sapphire and Framed Diamond-Accent Pendant

10k Yellow Gold 10mm Heart-Shaped Created Pink Sapphire and Framed Diamond-Accent Pendant (1/10 cttw, I-J Color, I2-I3 Clarity), 18" Detail

White Gold Inside-Out Hoop Huggies Diamond Earrings

These beautiful and gorgeous hoop diamond earrings are set in lustrous 14k gold and embedded with dazzling icy white Round Brilliant Cut Diamonds. The elegant charming look can go along perfectly with different outfits for day and night. Diamond Hoop earrings have been the most popular diamond jewelry for every one, including all major fashion magazine editors. A pair of simple and elegant diamond hoop earrings has always been on the top 3 MUST HAVE JEWELRY PIECES. Detail

Diamond & Sterling Silver Infinity Necklace

This dazzling piece is crafted of sterling silver and features an infinity pendant set with 0.25 carats of diamonds. The pendant hangs from double strands of link chain. Necklace adjusts from 16" - 18". Detail

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Miss Universe 2010 Swimsuit Competition Pictures