Friday, August 20, 2010


Candy buffets, dessert buffets, and the list goes on. While these buffets are all the rage right now lets face it, not everyone has a sweet tooth. We just love this twist on the sweet buffet and couldn't resist posting images of it for you all to see.

This amazing cheese buffet table was created by Sunday Suppers for Martha Stewart's Wedding Blog: The Bride's Guide With Darcy Miller. While the cheese looks amazing on its own, displaying french baguettes, pears, and honey add the perfect amount of colour and shape to the table - not to mention they all help to highlight and compliment the taste of the cheese.

Looking for something different to serve your guests late night? A little cheese sounds good to me!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010


In the past few months we've seen many high profile weddings in which the brides chose Vera Wang to design their stunning gowns. Chelsea Clinton wore Vera when she married investment banker Marc Mezvinsky on July 31 2010. Alicia Keys married producer/rapper Swizz Beatz (aka Kasseem Dean) that very same weekend and looked stunning in Vera as well. Other famous Vera brides include Avril Lavigne, Alyssa Milano, Kloe Kardashian and Ivanka Trump.

A native New Yorker who spent her career at the forefront of fashion, Vera Wang began a sweeping makeover of the bridal industry in 1990 with the opening of her flagship salon at the Carlyle Hotel in New York City. Today the salon continues to showcase her collections known for sophisticated drama, feminine detailing and a modern approach to bridal design.

Hilary Duff is the latest lucky lady to wear Vera on her wedding day. Hilary and former Ottawa Senators hockey player Mike Comrie tied the knot on August 14th 2010 at a private 1920s estate in Santa Barbara California. Surrounded by a canopy of flowers, Hilary and Mike exchanged vows at sunset as the bride's sister, maid of honor Haylie Duff, and 100 of the couple's family members and closest friends watched.

When it came to what to wear for the most important event in her life (so far), Hilary had a clear idea of her dream gown. "I really wanted something that was deconstructed, not perfect and prim and proper." Vera Wang ran with the idea, creating a breathtakingly romantic, blush silk tulle and organza mermaid look, adorned with giant blossoms made specially for her famous client. "This was the perfect dress for Hilary - fragile, youthful, sexy garden party." explains Vera, who worked directly with Hilary on the design.

Dying to learn more about Hilary and Mikes wedding? You should be! With Mindy Weiss as their wedding planner, it isn't anything less than spectacular! Check out the latest issue of OK Magazine on newstands August 30 2010 for all the details and photos of their big day!!

Thursday, August 5, 2010


Unfortunately Viva’s love of outdoor weddings along with our love of designer shoes hasn’t always been a match made in heaven. Let’s face it, luscious grass covered ceremony sites, cocktail receptions on beautifully stained decks and tented dinners on perfectly laid cobble stones aren’t really a high heel’s best friend. Not willing to give up one or the other (outdoor weddings or high heels), Viva went on a hunt to see what we could do to help them get along.

High heels, meet

"At last the sole-ution to wearing high heels on grass, cobblestones, bricks, wooden decks and over subway grates! By increasing the surface area of the base of the heel, SoleMates reduce the pressure preventing them from sinking into the grass or falling into cracks."

Not only do these little babies make walking on grass a breeze, they also help to protect your heels and prevent damage to those oh so stylish Louboutins you splurged on for your wedding day. And don’t forget your bridesmaids. Now they can walk down the aisle with confidence too.

While located in the US, SoleMates does ship to Canada and offers a fantastic
discount to brides!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Mischele with Sabrina

Ned with Crow Messenger bag

Ned with Ned messenger bag

Mischele with Sausalito Backpack