Witness: Carrie Underwood’s Wedding Was “Romantic and Spiritual”


American Idol champ Carrie Underwood's wedding to Ottawa Senators hockey player Mike Fisher sounds like a modern-day fairy tale!

"The wedding was romantic and spiritual — perfect Southern wedding," a hotel employee tells UsMagazine.com of the nuptials.

Underwood — wearing a Chantilly lace Monique Lhuillier gown and a ban.do feather headpiece with Swarovski crystals — said "I Do" in front of more than 200 guests at the Ritz Carlton Reynolds Plantation in Greensboro, Ga. At the ceremoney she wore Stuart Weitzman shoes and white satin AVALON sling-backs with Swarovski crystals to compliment a short Monique Lhuillier cocktail dress at the reception.

"It's a very popular place. It's both luxurious and secluded," another employee tells Us. "The men enjoy golf; the women love the spa. We go out of our way to make sure the day is everything you want."

But the 27-year-old country crooner and her athletic beau, 30, weren't the only ones taking advantage of the hotel's facilities.

"I saw all the guys golfing. They really enjoyed it," a source tells Us. "The golfing was a big hit — it always is!"

After the ceremony — which cost a reported $500,000 — guests munched on "delicious" cupcakes and other Southern cuisine.

"Sometimes weddings can be stuffy, but this one wasn't," a bartender tells Us. "[And] the music was just normal stuff for a party — the kind that makes you want to dance!"

By the end of the night, friends of the newlyweds made sure to express their congratulations by signing a wedding book.

"One of the guys from the [band] Sons of Sylvia signed the book for Carrie and Mike before he left on Sunday," a source says. "He wrote a quick message and passed the souvenir book to another friend."

Underwood and Fisher soon set off on their honeymoon; the couple was seen splashing around in the Pacific Ocean in Tahiti on Monday.

"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 said in a joint statement.

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