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Sources: Matt Ryan ties knot

This photo of the happy couple is from http://www.sportsnipe.com.

This photo of the happy couple is from http://www.sportsnipe.com.

A handful of well-placed sources have told us that Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan got married over the weekend on the Georgia coast.

One source, whose family owns a place on Sea Island, told us Sunday that she had spotted Ryan leaving The Cloister, the resort on Sea Island.

Sea Island is a private island accessible via guard house only to resort guests, homeowners or people employed on the island. The site of the 2004 G-8 Summit, it’s a good place for a private event.

From the size of some of the wedding guests our source saw, it sounds like some of Ryan’s fellow NFL players attended. Before leaving, after valets loaded luggage into a big black Navigator, Ryan appeared and shook hands with all of the staffers.

Yet another source, who was attending a conference on adjacent St. Simons Island this week, told us that a clerk at an establishment down there told her they were getting ready for Ryan’s wedding as the weekend approached.

We’re working to confirm this officially, with Ryan’s agent or the team. He said last fall that he and longtime girlfriend Sarah Marshall had gotten engaged, and planned to marry in the off-season. Here is that story.

Best wishes to this nice couple.

- Jennifer Brett/The Buzz/jbrett@ajc.com

81 comments Add your comment

JB

April 4th, 2011
7:14 am

first…and maybe she will help him throw down field, just say’n

Football Fan

April 4th, 2011
7:25 am

Sea Island is the place to be for a wedding. It’s beautiful there. Congrats!

Name (required)

April 4th, 2011
7:31 am

Yeesh…..you make enough to have a private wedding a decent place, Matt. The Georgia coast is ugly and has some of the crappiest beaches.

Congratz

April 4th, 2011
7:33 am

Third!

Big fan of yours Matt. Now that your set in your family life, lets get back to winning and move on in the playoffs—

M915

April 4th, 2011
7:43 am

who cares who that clown marries.Win a playoff game.

Calvin G. Sims, Sr.

April 4th, 2011
7:55 am

Wishing Mr. & Mrs. Ryan all the best. God bless you.

I hope you have lts of babies, then you will really be rich.

Go Falcons!!!

TPM

April 4th, 2011
7:55 am

I wish them well

Calvin G. Sims, Sr.

April 4th, 2011
7:55 am

That’s Lots of babies.

Vick Supporter

April 4th, 2011
7:56 am

Maybe he’ll get some arm strength now ;)

Just wanna know...

April 4th, 2011
8:05 am

Soooo…Who is that dude in the picture with Ryan????

diamond-e

April 4th, 2011
8:06 am

At least he will have something to keep him busy during the lockout this year

pmuckle

April 4th, 2011
8:08 am

Nothing else to do since the NFL are in a LOCKOUT!!!!

Musiclover

April 4th, 2011
8:17 am

@Zack He’s been dating her since college. So, I imagine he finds her beautiful in many ways!

IamME

April 4th, 2011
8:18 am

Nice to know that all athletes aren’t looking for the “model” type. They’re college sweethearts, which she played basketball. I’m happy for them.

Bone

April 4th, 2011
8:27 am

One picture, and ya’ll judge how someone looks. Please do a double-take on yourselves in the mirror this morning.

BTW…Name (required)…too stupid to even type a name…apparently you are a waste of air. Please stop breathing so that we can have more.

yeti

April 4th, 2011
8:30 am

What the heck is this dude thinking. All those women throwing themselves at him. I hope he has a great prenup!

Devon

April 4th, 2011
8:37 am

Congrats to the new Mr. & Mrs. Ryan! To all of you superficial haters out there who want to say things without knowing anything about the situation: GET A LIFE! To the Ryan’s, I wish you all the best and marital bliss for many years to come!

GTFan

April 4th, 2011
8:39 am

They have been together since college, so leave them alone. I wish them the best!!

jay

April 4th, 2011
8:40 am

why would one of the highest paid players in the league under 30 living in Atlanta get married? That was dumb.

The Joker

April 4th, 2011
8:41 am

Congrats Mr. and Mrs. Ryan, Now lets win a Superbowl Dammit!!!!!!!!

JenerationX

April 4th, 2011
8:42 am

I appreciate CLASS anywhere I can find it nowadays. Congrats Matt!

daTruth

April 4th, 2011
8:43 am

You people are absolutely pathetic. Here we have the best quarterback we have ever had and he gets married to the woman HE loves. And we have a bunch of morons that challenge his arm strength and the beauty of HIS wife!? Well I challenge all of you to get off the couch and girdle up that gut of yours and even attempt to throw a football 50 yards and then afterwards – go and give your UGLY wife a hug and then punch in the clock at your LOSER, DEAD-END job, because if you are tasteless as you are o thei blog, in real life – then that about sums up your sorry existence you call life. It’s amazing how we can just “pop off” at the mouth and WRITE things we would never say “face-to-face”! My…my…my…it’s so easy to hide behind a “screen name” and a secondary email acct.

MATT – CONRATULATIONS….WE ALL WISH YOU WELL AND YOU HAVE A WONDERFUL WIFE. WE APPRECIATE YOU, HERE IN ATLANTA AND WE ARE SATISFIED WITH ALL YOU HAVE DONE. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK AND I APOLOGIZE FOR ALL OF THESE CLOWNS!!

florida falcon

April 4th, 2011
8:49 am

Good for Ryan, wish him the best. At least we (the fans) don’t have to worry about Ryan paying attention to some baby mama drama! He can focus on the his craft.
@Vick Supporter – I gotta give you credit on what you said, that was pretty darn funny.
Once again- congrats to matty ice and his wife.

Reverie

April 4th, 2011
8:54 am

daTruth speaks the truth. We are a very lucky city to have a man with the combination of intelligence, class and God-given talent leading our team. I hope they have a great life together.

@da Truth

April 4th, 2011
8:56 am

You’re an idiot. If anybody has Matt Ryan’s email address, I’d be happy to tell him he should have done better. Of course it’s his choice to marry who he wants to, and I hope they love the hell out of each other, but there are about 3.25 billion women out there, and if you’re telling me there’s not one he can connect with equally well and who is also beautiful, you should go pick up a math book.

The difference between Matt Ryan and most of us with “ugly” wives and “loser dead end jobs” as you say is that we don’t have much of a choice to make a difference in the short term. Matt Ryan does. He has the financial capability to travel the world and his fame brings him access to things you and I only dream of. He has access to better.

I hope he’s half as happy as she is now that she’s got that ring. It cannot be denied that he could have done better.

No Tunnel Vision Here

April 4th, 2011
8:57 am

Congrats Mike on marrying someone that you have known for a long time. I am so happy

yancy b

April 4th, 2011
9:00 am

I am very happy for Matt and his new wife and if he can lay by her, I can walk by her. I wish them well.

No Tunnel Vision Here

April 4th, 2011
9:01 am

Continued post from above: I am so happy that you married the girl you knew prior to becoming rich. You know she loves you for you and not your money. The pretty model types get married, have kids, leave and collect a fortune in child support. Your common sense will take you far. Plus, the world is full of nasty people now. Too many diseases to spread it around now a days. If you have a nice “clean” girl that is disease free I say get married and enjoy each other.

No Tunnel Vision Here

April 4th, 2011
9:03 am

@da truth, you must be really lonesome, broke or have an ugly wife.

@da Truth sucks

April 4th, 2011
9:08 am

@da Truth what makes you so perfect?

IlikeMatt

April 4th, 2011
9:09 am

A lot of negativity on this blog about something so positive. He seems to be a fine person and not a criminal. TOO many criminals in sports today.

daTruth

April 4th, 2011
9:10 am

to: @ daTruth

You obviously have “MISSED THE PLOT”. Just because he has $$ and can travel the world – doesn’t mean he should do so, in search for the most beautiful woman! He already found the woman HE loves and has chosen to spend the rest of his life with. I say congratulate him! Not criticize HIS choice!

If you think because you don’t have as much $$ and prestige that you cannot make “a difference” in the worl – you are truly a sad case. You actually think that because a man gets paid to play football – that he can make a lasting difference in the WORLD?!! I say – take a trip to Japan and New Zealand and Libya and the Ivory Coast and pick a random person and ask them if they even know or have heard of Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons!? You are sadly missing it, Gomer!
WOW! a football quarterback making a difference in THE WORLD!!
Yes…now I REALLY know that I am in the south!
OH….and by the way…can you name the quarterback of the 2001 superbowl? Well guess what…THE WORLD could care less!!

daTruth

April 4th, 2011
9:12 am

Congrats MATTY. LET’S GO FALCONS!!!

IlikeMatt

April 4th, 2011
9:15 am

@da Truth is very typical of people today. They put too much emphasis on materialism than on what is real. I would rather have someone that I care about than someone that looks pretty hanging on my arm. I think she’s pretty and a very pleasant looking person.

amitch

April 4th, 2011
9:18 am

Good now the Falcons can cut him and bring Mike Vick back.

JoyFollowsMe

April 4th, 2011
9:20 am

Some of these comments are shameful!

Congrats to Mr. and Mrs. Ryan! May God bless your union!

Go, Falcons!

IlikeMatt

April 4th, 2011
9:20 am

How many Super Bowls did (Vick) the criminal win?

IlikeMatt

April 4th, 2011
9:21 am

Some people equate materialism with taste. They don’t get it.

Reverie

April 4th, 2011
9:26 am

By the way, I think his wife is beautiful. She is an athlete herself. I wouldn’t kick her out of the bed for eating crackers (except that there is more room on the floor)!

craig

April 4th, 2011
9:33 am

All I have to say is ROLE MODEL!

I want my son to be like Matty Ice. I would love for my son to play big time ball on a full ride, met a girl who keeps him grounded and out of trouble, sign a huge NFL contract but remain humble, do charity work for his city and finally commit himself to the keystone of his college and young NFL career.

Make many babies and create lasting great memories in this city.

Role Model….

ATR

April 4th, 2011
9:44 am

Congrats to Matty Ice. Wish you and your family well.

@Craig……you are right Matt is a good role model…..but you should wish for your son to be like you, you are his father, he sees you everyday, all his beliefs and how he conducts himself will come from you….Matt Ryan is a man that puts his pants leg on one leg at a time just like you….he is a good quarterback but that is where it stops. Give yourself the credit you deserve as a father. You are just as good a role model as Matt or any star athlete for that matter.

Larry

April 4th, 2011
9:56 am

Imagine that…a professional athlete with the standards and values to marry his long time girlfriend BEFORE having children!

Congratulations to the Ryan couple…this Atlanta native and Falcons Season Ticket Holder is proud to have you represent our city and team. May your marriage last until the good Lord brings you home! I’d bet the mortgage it will!

dan

April 4th, 2011
9:56 am

Well said da Truth, well said!

Congrats Matty Ice!

dirtyBIRD

April 4th, 2011
10:00 am

@M915 we did, we only lost to the reigning champs… remember that was his third year and look how far we got. not to mention we won the division.

Proud Black Man

April 4th, 2011
10:05 am

Imagine that…a professional athlete with the standards and values to marry his long time girlfriend BEFORE having children!

Matt & Sarah Ryan.congratulations!

As for you shameless morons making the insensitive remarks, please give me just 5 minutes to correct your childish and ignorant behavior and I’m most confident this correction will be successful. Unfortunately, the problem with your type is you are squeamish little cowards without the courage to say this anywhere but on a blog hiding in a dark corner of your mother’s basement.

Just 5 minutes…likely much, much less!

hadassah

April 4th, 2011
10:08 am

Congrats to the both of them love is a wonderful thing. datruth have to disagree with you matt ryan is not the best quarterback we have. Steve Bartkowski was..

diamond-e

April 4th, 2011
10:30 am

I like Matt as a quarterback and I think he will take the Birds to the Super Bowl,but ya gotta admit he’s about a dorky Opey Talor looking rascal himself..Just saying

yeti

April 4th, 2011
10:38 am

I agree the comments about the looks of his wife are VERY low class. She is actually very pretty. However, the survival rate of young professional atheletes “appears” to be very low. Many, many temptations. Best wishes.

Anyone at the AJC

April 4th, 2011
10:41 am

Please close the comment section. Obviously posters this morning are idiots and I’d hate for our franchise qb to have to put up with this crap.

Name

April 4th, 2011
10:52 am

Wait….are there people out there who really think that Matt Ryan will read this article? Let alone the comments section?