Carrie Underwood was accompanied down the aisle by her dog. The 27-year-old singer – who married ice hockey player Mike Fisher in a lavish ceremony at the Ritz Carlton Reynolds Plantation in Greensboro on Saturday (10.07.10) ‘ wanted her beloved Chihuahua Ace to be part of the nuptials and had him a special Swarovski crystal-encrusted pink tuxedo made for the occasion. She told People magazine: “Mike was like, ‘He’s in pink! What are you doing?’ But he looked so handsome.” Carrie wore a Chantilly lace and silk organza Monique Lhuillier gown for the ceremony but changed into a strapless cocktail dress for the reception so she could showcase her dancing skills better. She said “The wedding dress was huge, I wanted to get my boogie on, so I had to change.’ Guests at the wedding ‘which cost a rumoured $500,000 ‘ included former ‘American Idol’ judge Simon Cowell and country music stars Faith Hill and Tim McGraw. Yet despite the celebrity guests, fellow revellers insist everyone was down to earth. One guest said: “No one had a trace of attitude… Everyone was super friendly. “It wasn’t one of those crazy weddings you hear about in Hollywood. It was a nice party for a nice couple.” Before she married Mike, Carrie had previously expressed her intention to involve Ace in proceedings. She said: “He’ll be one of the ring-bearers. I don’t know if I’ll give him the actual ring. He would probably run away with it or eat it or something. “He’s like my kid. It would be like if I was getting married and I had a child – of course my child would be in the wedding!”
Carrie Underwood threw a bachelorette party in Las Vegas last weekend. The country singer – who will marry ice hockey player Mike Fisher next month – celebrated the end of her single life with a group of her closest female friends and made sure all eyes were on her at the bash with a specially-made sash, while her pals donned feather boas as they took to the dance floor. A source said: “Around midnight on June 25, Carrie landed at Las Vegas’ Lavo nightclub with about eight girlfriends. “She was wearing a mini-dress and a sash that said ‘bachelorette’.” However, onlookers insist the party didn’t get too wild, though it was obvious the group were enjoying themselves.The source added to Life and Style magazine: “It wasn’t a rowdy bachelorette party. No shots or singing or anything like that. It was just a group of girls dancing and having fun!” Meanwhile, Mike threw his own bachelor party, celebrating with friends at Miami nightspot Mansion. A source said: “The guys downed shots of Belvedere and danced on their table as King of Crunk, rapper Lil Jon DJ-ed. Mike was the most subdued of the group, sitting back and admiring the madness as he nursed one cocktail through much the night.” Carrie recently admitted she is taking a relaxed approach to her wedding. She said: ‘We’ll just show up. It’s mainly about family and friends and the two of us. So it’s going to be good no matter what.”
Carrie Underwood Leads CMT Music Award Winners. Carrie Underwood proves she is still country music’s sweetheart when she emerged as the big winner at the 2010 CMT Music Awards. The “American Idol” former champ won Video of the Year and Performance of the Year. It was clearly Underwood’s night at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on Wednesday as fans voted to give her to major awards. Her chart-topping “Cowboy Casanova” won Video of the Year, while her “Temporary Home (from Invitation Only)” took home the CMT Performance of the Year trophy. “Awesome fans,” she said when she accepted the video of the year award. “Awesome, awesome, amazing, awesome.” “Just the fans. Thanks for seeing me out on the tour. God bless you guys. You are the best.” Keith Urban and Miranda Lambert were also top winners as they accepted Male Video and Female Video of the Year respectively. Urban won for his “‘Till Summer Comes Around” video, while Lambert was cited for “White Liar.” Lady Antebellum won Group Video of the Year for their “Need You Now” track, while the legendary Brooks & Dunn took the Duo Video of the Year award for “Indian Summer.” Kix Brooks accepted the award onstage without Ronnie Dunn, who was not present at the show. He joked, “We were very much not expecting this. We were not expecting this so much that Mr. Dunn has gone to the restroom – - in Santa Fe, NM. …If you think I’m bringing you this award, Ronnie, you’re crazy, man. This is just the kind of thing that will make ‘em think we’re breaking up the duo.” Other winners were Blake Shelton and Trace Adkins (Collaborative Video of the Year for “Hillbilly Bone”), Luke Bryan (USA Weekend Breakthrough Video of the Year for “Do I”), and Shaun Silva (Director of the Year). Kid Rock, who hosted the event, threatened to punch anyone in the face who would interrupt acceptance speeches with “Kanye West-ism” going on. He, along with an all-star cast of friends such as Martina McBride, Randy Houser, Zac Brown, Jamey Johnson and Hank Williams Jr., opened the show with a medley of songs that include his hits “Bawitdaba” and “Cowboy.”Other performers of the night included Lambert, Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley, Toby Keith, the Zac Brown Band, Lady Antebellum, and Underwood.