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Carrie Underwood married Mike Fisher at Reynolds Plantation under a tent

CREDIT: AP

CREDIT: AP

Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher tied the knot Saturday at secluded Reynold Plantation resort under a tent before 250 guests in Greensboro, about 75 miles east of Atlanta.

The super-secret wedding was covered by a single media outlet: People magazine. How much did they pay for exclusive access? Rumors are in the $2 million range,  more than covering the cost of the wedding itself, which was estimated to be at least $500,000, according to RadarOnline.

“We could not feel more blessed to have found each other and to have shared this day with our friends and family that mean so much to us!” the newlyweds told PEOPLE in a statement, signing their names “Mike & Carrie Fisher.”

People, which said she wore a Chantilly lace dress created for her by Monique Lhuillier, will provide photos and more details in its print edition next week.

Underwood paid for all 250 rooms for the entire weekend. Roads were cut off. The Sheriff’s office shooed people away who got too close and weren’t a guest. Everyone in town connected to the wedding, as well as employees of the resort, apparently had to sign confidentiality agreements, according to the Ottawa Citizen. It’s probably a fair bet the guests had to sign similar agreements and relinquish cell phones and the like. Thus, there were few, if any, leaks. (My source has been incognito since 12:43 p.m. Friday.)

The waterways weren’t completely cut off. The intrepid Joanne Chianello of The Ottawa Citizen (Fisher is a big hockey player for the Ottawa NHL team) tried to get close to the wedding by road and by waterway, hitching a boat to within 50 meters of the shore on Lake Oconee.  She didn’t see the couple that day, noting the massive efforts at secrecy.  Read her story here. She paints a picture of the small town of Greensboro, a place where former president George W. Bush, the late great Yankees player Mickey Mantle and singer John Mellencamp have visited.

Chianello and her photographer were able to hang out at the airport Sunday morning and catch Carrie and Mike departing the area via private plane. A photo the Citizen’s Chris Mikula took  is here and based on what commenters are saying on the live blog, was quickly being posted uncredited all over the Web. This, from her live blog:

The newlyweds are about to take off in their private jet for their honeymoon. Chris and I have been hanging out at the airport all morning when a two-car sheriff’s escort arrived with a big grey SUV limo in tow that drove right onto the tarmac at 10.25 a.m.

Carrie and Mike posed for photos (behind the limo!) with airport staff. We barely got a glimose of them as they got on the plane, but they were dressed pretty casually – she in short-shorts (looking good!) with a light white shirt over what looked to be a striped tank top or possibly t-shirt. Also flat sandals. Her hair was up and she was looking pretty relaxed and happy (from what we could tell, anyway).

Mike was in a ballcap – big surprise – a t-shirt and shorts (I think!).

We weren’t close enough to yell congrats at them, and they couldn’t have heard us over the engines anyway!

That’s as close as we got to Ottawa’s golden couple on their wedding weekend – and frankly, we’re surprised we were able even to get that close!

At 2:55 p.m., she live blogged that she was finally able to get into the resort and spoke briefly to some guests, but security then forced her NOT to talk to the guests.

MJ says they are off to Tahiti and Bora Bora. People posted a photo of the couple in at the Los Angeles airport later Sunday.

Only new detail I could find on the Ottawa Citizen live blog was that Christian singer Brandon Heath sang. He later confirmed it on Twitter. No firm confirmation that Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Garth Brooks or Paula Abdul or anybody of A-List note was there.

Kicks 101.5’s Cadillac Jack flew over the wedding in a helicopter less than an hour before it began and snapped some picks. He went on Twitter about it. He landed before it was over but saw a helicopter he said hired by paparazzi take off soon after.

82 comments Add your comment

Mercedes S.

July 11th, 2010
9:26 am

First! Morning, all!

Mercedes S.

July 11th, 2010
9:44 am

Thanks for link to Canadian’s non-story about The Wedding, Rodney. She kept saying how it came asa complete surprise to everybody last week, so one assumes she doesn’t read the RoHo Idol blog. Haven’t we been discussing this for weeks here?

Just checking in to mention great story in last Friday’s WSJ, “The End of the Road” . About why the concert business is in trouble this summer. High ticket prices is one reason – Tom Petty charges $300.00 for a decent ticket! Also, fans are upset about paying premium prices when a concert is announced, only to discover weeks later that ticket prices are cut in half or more.
Third reason: “generational shift in how music is perceived may be at work”. I.e. baby boomers have a special relationship to music, including loyalty to artists, while 70% of the 13-24 crowd obtain their music for free, and what you get for free you don’t care for as much.

Janet

July 11th, 2010
10:02 am

Carrie Fisher, eh?

Rosita

July 11th, 2010
10:20 am

Mercedes S.

July 11th, 2010
10:22 am

Isn’t there some entertainment law that prevents her from using that name, Rodney? Since there already is one Carrie Fisher she probably has to stick with Underwood, at least for work purposes.

John R.

July 11th, 2010
11:02 am

Married a hockey player? Yea, I’ll give that marriage maybe two years tops! Yet another small town girl rising to stardum.

Rodney Ho

July 11th, 2010
11:32 am

I have not been able to find any confirmation of any of the non-hockey celebrity guests at all. So far, it’s just guesswork. Hopefully, ET or somebody else will have some names later today.

TiffanyA

July 11th, 2010
11:33 am

Congrats to Carrie and Mike. I think their marriage will last forever. Carrie would have never gotten married if she didn’t believe it would be forever. Carrie has said in an interview that she will use Carrie Underwood for her work but legally she will be Carrie Fisher. Hope they continue to be as happy as they are today!!!

Deirdre

July 11th, 2010
12:15 pm

He looks like that cartoon character Dudley Dooright in the picture. Dudley is Canadian, too!

sakura

July 11th, 2010
12:45 pm

cant wait to see the gown designed for her by Monique Lhuillier. i bet she looks lovely in it.

Mercedes S.

July 11th, 2010
12:46 pm

What’s wrong with celebs marrying hockeyplayers, John? Mrs. Wayne Gretzky, the former Janet Jones, starlet, married her hockey player 22 yrs ago and they have five kids… and, it seems, a good marriage.

linny ,,,=^..^=,,,

July 11th, 2010
12:49 pm

hey sakura, nice to see you again! and yes, but then Carrie probably looks good in a potato sack. no, wait, no probably about it! Monique should be thanking Carrie for wearing it!!!

Akeena

July 11th, 2010
12:51 pm

Carrie Underwood. Huh? Who dat?

pam

July 11th, 2010
1:02 pm

It is the Screen Actor’s Guild union that has a rule against two members using the same name professionally. It is not a law. She would not be able to use the name Carrie Fisher in the credits of any TV or movie production. She could still use it in the recording business but I doubt she will. She is a major star as Carrie Underwood, why change it?

sakura

July 11th, 2010
1:03 pm

thanks linny. you’re correct carrie will look good in anything. just mentioned monique since im a fan of her wedding gowns :-D and carrie wearing one of her creations will be a boost to her career.

carrie fisher… nice.

sakura

July 11th, 2010
1:08 pm

but she will always be carrie underwood; american idol.

Annabell

July 11th, 2010
1:10 pm

aww so cute! they make a great couple, they’re so perfect together. i know they’ll have a long and happy life together. congrats carrie and mike!

Concrete Pete

July 11th, 2010
1:15 pm

Mickey Mantle visits? Now I would PAY to see that. This must be a very special place!

Gilbert

July 11th, 2010
1:26 pm

Another worthless story !!

Val

July 11th, 2010
1:27 pm

Couple of losers that will divorce in a few years

Needabailout,too!

July 11th, 2010
1:31 pm

Greensboro is also a place another celebrity likes to visit-Ben Roethlisberger-who owns a house there, and when things are slow around town, he likes to travel to neighboring Milledgeville to meet and rape drunk college women.

Carpet Kitten

July 11th, 2010
1:47 pm

“Couple of losers that will divorce in a few years”

Haha. Your post oozes puke green with envy. Moron.

linny ,,,=^..^=,,,

July 11th, 2010
1:55 pm

Need-less comment. You gonna blame Greensboro for an azzhole’s actions? gimme a serious break here. kitten, good observation, albeit a little icky, lol. it would be nice for her to prove that prediction totally wrong. but in the world of celebs, who knows. careers vs. family … all too often the “high road” of family takes a dive off a steep cliff in the interests of fame and fortune. we can pray that our Carrie is above that!

Judy

July 11th, 2010
1:58 pm

Losers??? They are a beautiful classy couple, and they have a foundation in Christ, I doubt that this marriage will ever end up in divorce, If they read your comment, thay would pray for you, sorry but your the loser here… what a childish sad comment to make.

shawna

July 11th, 2010
2:11 pm

Capet Kitten,
What a terrible thing to say.
I think you are a very unhappy person who needs to get a life.
Perhaps you are just jealous

shawna

July 11th, 2010
2:14 pm

Val,
What gives you the right to refer to them as losers who will be divorced in a couple of years?
Keep your negative comments to yourself.
Perhaps a tad jealous I would say

GoDOGS1

July 11th, 2010
2:15 pm

Hey Rodney! Did you ever imagine you would be covering useless, shallow, entertainment news when you were in Journalism School?

Mercedes S.

July 11th, 2010
2:53 pm

Entertainment news is the most fun part of journalism, Doggie.

Atl Resident

July 11th, 2010
3:45 pm

To keep this real, I ain’t got time to keep up with these people lives, rumors, or other issues in entertainment, I got my own to keep up and hold down. So why do we bother and what’s the point? If this couple is happy then let it be.

huh?

July 11th, 2010
4:04 pm

So much for the country singer being a down-home girl. Seems like she’s taken the best (or worse) lessons from Hollywood’s conceited “elite.” They would’ve been just as married if they exchanged vows unannounced at some church or courthouse down the road.

becca

July 11th, 2010
5:50 pm

huh… u sound like the biggest idiot. even non famous people have gorgeous weddings.

jmacaroni

July 11th, 2010
6:04 pm

Since when was Brandon Heath a country singer?

John

July 11th, 2010
6:16 pm

Rodney, you really need to proofread your blogs before publishing them. Obviously, “cel phones” is misspelled, and there are several other syntax and punctuation errors.

Deirdre

July 11th, 2010
6:31 pm

Remember this girl from season 8? She just won the Miss California pageant:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Gtsnb7JrSA&feature=player_embedded

Kyle

July 11th, 2010
6:40 pm

Does anyone really care about this idiot? Let me know if Tammy Wynette comes back to life. Then we will be talking real country music and not this “American Idol” (yeah, right) Pop Joke.

[...] Cadillac Jack and an Ottawa journalist did a little pre-wedding stalking.  Check it out on the AJC blog.  It’s a cute [...]

Jo

July 11th, 2010
8:05 pm

I just love a good reason to see how many people have something dumb to say. Always making a fool of themselves above it all, thanks for a good laugh. may all your days ahead be wonderful and when you do find clouds just remember today and you will smile. best wishes.

Kevein Winslow

July 11th, 2010
9:31 pm

BORRRRRRIIIINNNNNGGGG………zzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Kristty

July 11th, 2010
10:40 pm

Mike Fisher is well-known for being an amazing guy. He’s deeply Christian and is heavily involved with the children’s hospital and other notable charities. He spends a GREAT deal of time with sick kids and has a genuine, sincere interest in their well-being. It goes way beyond the photo-op for this guy. There is something graceful and authentic about this man. Yes, he’s a gruff, hard-hitting hockey player but he is also a person of strong ethics and morals who is gentle and considerate. Carrie knew when they met that he was “special”. I think they are both blessed to have found each other especially considering they come from the superficial and shallow world of celebrity. Good luck to both!

Rodney Ho

July 12th, 2010
7:36 am

Responding to the person wondering if I thought I’d be covering this shallow, useless entertainment stuff when in journalism school. I never went to journalism school and no, this wasn’t what I ever thought I’d do. But I enjoy it and that’s what matters, right?

Sharon

July 12th, 2010
7:59 am

Congradulations Carrie and Mike.

Sharon

July 12th, 2010
8:00 am

I am happy for Carrie and Mike. good Luck

Deirdre

July 12th, 2010
8:24 am

Morning!

There are critics EVERYWHERE Rodney!

Well, Carrie’s married. John Krasinski and Emily Blunt also got married this past week.

Sam

July 12th, 2010
8:35 am

You said it Rodney – doing a job you truly enjoy is the best thing a person can do in life! And you do a great job keeping us entertained and informed.

Tami

July 12th, 2010
8:37 am

I don’t understand those here on the blog dissing Carrie. If you don’t know her, like her, care about her, etc., then why was this story newsworthy to you? We don’t want you here on the blog if that’s the attitude you take.

OK….sigh. Hi, Deirdre! Good article, Rodney. I’ll wait until PEOPLE comes out Friday to catch any details. I certainly hope her marriage doesn’t turn out to be the typical one that a famous singer & athlete pairing usually turns out to be — short. At any rate, being the cautious optimist that I am when it comes to love and marriage, I’ll wish them all the best. Nice privilege to have the wedding here in Georgia, even if it was secretive. LOL. LOTS of celeb weddings took place this past weekend. Heard that even Martin Lawrence got married.

AO

July 12th, 2010
8:37 am

She’d definitely make an awesome Princess Leia.

Woodpappy

July 12th, 2010
8:37 am

Morning all….

Tami

July 12th, 2010
8:39 am

P.S. I didn’t type the typos in my previous post. Apparently, no contractions or leaders (the continuous dots) show up correctly on here. I’ll try and remember that for next time. LOL.

ottawa native

July 12th, 2010
8:56 am

Val- who are you to call them loosers… no really tho who are you?

Rickster

July 12th, 2010
8:58 am

Morning, all. Enjoyed the week off (one holiday, four furlough (i.e. non-paid) days)

Hope the marriage lasts. Carrie’s too nice of a person. But athletes aren’t known to be the most faithful of spouses. Of course… how many ‘hockey groupies’ are there?

Harriett

July 12th, 2010
9:15 am

Good morning, all. Welcome back, Rickster. We missed you. Hey, Woodpappy, and you, too, Dierdre! I have been reading what I “missed” over the past few days, and I have to say I really missed nothing that I cared about. Do hope Carrie and Mike will have a long and happy marriage. They mostly all begin with such hope.

Rodney, you enjoy what you are doing, and we enjoy and appreciate it too!

JRP

July 12th, 2010
9:18 am

Best of luck to them..I don’t know much about him (not a hockey fan), but they both seem to be really nice people..

@shawans..Please reread your post, it wasn’t carpet kitten that said that, she was making a comment about someone else being ugly…

Rickster

July 12th, 2010
9:37 am

Oh man…. a front page link. As if things weren’t ugly enough in here (now that I’m back, of course.) :-)

Thanks for the welcome back, Harriett!

Deirdre

July 12th, 2010
9:40 am

Rickster…in Canada, everyone is a hockey groupie. Welcome back!

kelly&carriefan

July 12th, 2010
9:47 am

Hey y’all!

Wow, I missed a party in this here blog. I was too busy trying to stop the wedding. Alas, it didn’t work. Sorry, wreckedpizza. (But I still have hope for my other one! Ha.) ;)

Ok, I’m clearly kidding. Happy day for Carrie and Mike! I am looking forward to People but other than that, maybe the craziness will finally die down now. I don’t know, maybe if they’d made that announcement before the wedding it wouldn’t have been AS crazy?

Mercedes S.

July 12th, 2010
10:03 am

Morning!

Did anyone watch the World Cup final yesterday? It was a crazy game, and thank goodness the best team, the one from Spain, won. The Dutch were vile thugs and deserved to lose. Revelled in a bit of Schadenfreude – it was the third time the Dutch made it to a World Cup final, and the third time they lost.

Deirdre

July 12th, 2010
10:15 am

I watched. Spain dominated the game and deserved to win. I wouldn’t call the Dutch vile. They weren’t any worse than some of the other teams I’ve watched during this World Cup.

Woodpappy

July 12th, 2010
10:34 am

Hey The Woodpappy got to meet Rosita this weekend. What a pleasure. ( We both were trying to crash the wedding and were turned away). LOL, just kidding but we did meet this weekend. Keep reading Rosita.
Thanks for the mention Harriett.

Sam

July 12th, 2010
10:35 am

Didn’t watch World Cup – I saw “The Girl Who Played With Fire”, and except for one very uncomfortable sex scene (which I would have found a bit offensive either way – gay or straight) it was a really good, suspenseful movie. Agree with Ebert, who said it was slightly less than the first one, if only because the first was so unusual and new. Recommend it.

BIG JIM

July 12th, 2010
10:43 am

Gays can’t get married,but neanderthals and redneck
‘tater and ‘mater eatin’ gals can!!

“Me Luv Carrie”. “Me want to marry lady”.”GRRRR!”

Geico caveman or Solomon Grundy?

As long as people have money, they can marry an
animal and fans would love it! They would probably
go and give bestiality a try.

light

July 12th, 2010
10:45 am

Let God will be done thru this blog http://lightoftheearth.blogspot.com/

Deirdre

July 12th, 2010
10:48 am

Rickster

July 12th, 2010
10:49 am

K&CF… in tribute to your efforts to stop the wedding (without getting arrested for trespassing, no less!) -http://www.foxnews.com/slideshow/entertainment/2010/07/08/stars-whove-lost-looks/?test=faces#slide=6

You probably won’t mind clicking through to the next pic either.

Sam

July 12th, 2010
10:49 am

gettin kinda funky around here (or should I say “fungussy”?)

Rickster

July 12th, 2010
10:54 am

Thank you your royal grandma-to-be-ness! :-)

American Mother

July 12th, 2010
11:00 am

Greensboro GA is lovely – My Daddy used to go hunting down there a LONG time ago, back when it was just South Ga………………………….and country.
Peace AM

kelly&carriefan

July 12th, 2010
11:03 am

Sam, funny you mention The Girl Who Played with Fire. I just saw Dragon last night after reading the book a few weeks ago. I don’t know, I liked the book a lot more than the movie. I’m currently reading Fire, once I’m done, I’ll probably give it a try.

Rickster, Ha. No, I didn’t mind the next pic. Said it before, will say it again: Don’t get me wrong, I think she’s beautiful. For me, it’s about her personality and her voice. *sigh* That voice…

Deirdre

July 12th, 2010
11:23 am

Sam

July 12th, 2010
11:26 am

Kelly does absolutely have a fantastic voice, and can sing just about anything given her. And I think she’s lovely with an adorable face and personality, but her weight is approaching dangerous, I think. At the performance shown last week, she looked to be nearing the Kirstie Alley range, and that ’s scary. Just wish she’d take some of that $8 mil she earned last year and hire someone to fix good, healthy meals for her, and a trainer to get her on a healthier path. I’ll buy her records til I die, but sure would like to see her like she used to be, slightly plump and pretty.

JTesla

July 12th, 2010
11:38 am

Deirdre: Portland will be the origin of the outbreak.

fer

July 12th, 2010
12:19 pm

AmMother — Greensboro is NOT South GA; it’s a long way from it. It’s middle GA, through and through.

Rodney Ho

July 12th, 2010
12:27 pm

Greensboro is halfway between Atlanta and Augusta.

New blog entry up for you Adam Lambert fans! (Yes, you, JTesla!: :) )

American Mother

July 12th, 2010
12:40 pm

to FER – I KNEW someone was going to say that, but it is south ga to me!!!!

only A-holes point out such trivial banter……….Peace, anyway!!! AM

Thomas

July 12th, 2010
6:26 pm

Some of you people need to get a life. How many of you know who your state rep is? How many even give a rats rear end that our country is in the toilet because of people who spend their time drooling over stars and reading gossip mags instead of worrying about what really affects your lives. Some of you sound like your whole world revolves around this little hick from Oklahoma and the jock sniffing hockey player from Canada. So what! When you wake up and realize that your government just stole everything you ever worked for maybe then you will put down the trash mags and pay attention to something important. So ask yourself this question….Who are my states representaives, congressmen, senators? If you can’t answer those questions then you should feel really stupid. Now look who you have allowed to lead our country. Carrie Underwood, good for her…shame on you!

Waste of Time

July 13th, 2010
5:44 am

What a bunch of ignorant crap, two spoiled brats throwing money down the drain.
.
…………….WHO CARES !

Vietnam Veteran

July 13th, 2010
5:49 am

Thomas,
Look you who allowed to lead our country into the “Great Recession”.
George W. (Draft Dodger) BUSH
– You Idiot

Baltisraul

July 13th, 2010
7:23 am

American Mother…what map of Georgia do you have that has Greensboro in So. Ga. It is 75 miles East of Atlanta.

Baltisraul

July 13th, 2010
7:25 am

John R….either you have never met any hockey players or you just like to pop-off. What a maroon.

Baltisraul

July 13th, 2010
7:27 am

American Mother….it is still just country if you don’t count the 8 champioship golf courses, that is.

Baltisraul

July 13th, 2010
10:31 am

American Mother…the difference between So Ga and middle Ga, no love bugs in middle Ga. thank goodness!

Jameson

July 21st, 2010
12:13 pm

I agree with the previous comment. No she is not the modest, innocent down home girl that everyone thinks. She knows what she’s doing. Carrie has said “I want it all”. And I believe she will do anything to get what she wants. I certainly did not buy anything of hers. I don’t support any musicians or celebrities lavish lifestyles, especially ones whose character I don’t like. But, every hard working nitwit who bought Carrie’s CD made a contribution to her bank account so that she could have this lavish wedding and trip to Tahiti. While she is sipping pina colada’s on the beach, you are sitting home unemployed or working at your great job. This 26 year old little darling has made more money in a just few years than most of her fans make in a lifetime. Oh yeah, she’s been smiling all the way to bank. This publicity about her wedding – who cares! America has enough problems to worry about.