Carrie & Mike Married
One of the most talked about weddings in country music history is in the books.
Country superstar Carrie Underwood and hockey player Mike Fisher were married Saturday afternoon (July 10) under a tent on the grounds of the Ritz-Carlton, Reynolds Plantation, an upscale resort near the Oconee National Forest in Greensboro, Ga.
The wedding, which is rumored to have cost more than $500,000, took place around 5:30 p.m. local time, according to various reports.
American Idol judges Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson, along with former judge Paula Abdul, were in attendance, as were Faith Hill and Tim McGraw, according to reports.
The bride wore a Chantilly lace dress created by Monique Lhuillier, who also designed the bridesmaid's dresses.
About 250 family and friends were at the wedding ceremony, which featured classical music and the couple's favorite Bible readings, according to the Ottawa Citizen.
The tab to book the entire Ritz runs about $268,000 a night, radaronline.com reports. Rooms range from $300 to $1,500 and the newlyweds are expected to spend their first night in the Presidential House, a 5,400-square-foot suite appointed with mahogany furniture, marble floors and baths and feather beds. The $4,000-per-night residence also boasts four suites—two king-size and two double rooms—a gourmet kitchen, terrace with access to the recreation room, private pool, living room and dining room that seats 16 people.
Carrie and Mike, a center for the Ottawa Senators, announced their engagement in December 2009. Their relationship began following an introduction at one of her concerts in Ottawa in March 2008. They plan to reside in Nashville and Peterborough, Ontario.