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...

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.

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.