Carrie Underwood Married Mike Fisher In Weekend Wedding Ceremony

Country music sweetheart Carrie Underwood married her hockey player beau Mike Fisher, 30, of the Ottawa Senators on Saturday Jul. 10, PEOPLE Magazine has learned. The pair, who got engaged in December, tied the knot in front of 250 guests in a private weekend ceremony at the Ritz-Carlton Lodge at Reynolds Plantation in Greensboro, Georgia, insiders say.

“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 couple said in a statement, confirming the buzzed-about nups.

The bride, 25, wore a lace gown by Monique Lhuillier as she made her way down the aisle to the soundtrack of classical music and the couple’s favorite Bible verses, which were read aloud during the reported $500,000 ceremony.

According to The Ottawa Citizen — the groom’s hometown newspaper — the Ritz-Carlton was under heavy security on Saturday, with a private airport south of Atlanta reportedly closed to the public for the pair’s rumored arrival. On Friday, reports surfaced suggesting that the location of Carrie and Mike’s wedding had been shielded from even guests, who were shuttled to the affair upon arrival at the airport.

Underwood, a native of Oklahoma, took home top honors on the fourth season of American Idol and went on to become the biggest-selling alum of the popular show. The soft-spoken animal lover has won two Grammy awards and numerous Country Music Association awards for such hits as “Jesus, Take the Wheel,” “Before He Cheats,” and :Just a Dream.”

Fisher is a center and co-captain for Ottawa.

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