mike fisher carrie underwood Carrie Underwood's wedding to Mike Fisher is very heavily guarded. Um, why?UPDATE: Underwood and Fisher exchanged vows Saturday evening in an outdoor ceremony at the resort.

“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 says in a statement to People.

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Country star and past “American Idol” winner Carrie Underwood is getting married to hockey player Mike Fisher on Saturday (July 10). But if you’re hoping to see photos from the nuptials right away, you may be out of luck.

Security is apparently extremely tight at the resort — the Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation in Greensboro, Ga., about 75 miles east of Atlanta — where the ceremony will take place this afternoon. The lodge sits on a secluded lakefront property well out of public view. Anyone who’s not invited to the wedding was ushered out of the resort on Friday, according to several reports, and the one road into the property and its lakefront are well-guarded.

]]>Ottawa Citizen — Fisher plays for the NHL’s Ottawa Senators — gives you a pretty good idea. Look, we get that if you’re spending half a million dollars on your wedding — as Underwood and Fisher reportedly are — then you don’t want to worry about paparazzi or overzealous fans crashing the party. Especially when the guest list includes the likes of “Idol” luminaries Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill and several of Fisher’s Sens teammates. But, uh, how to put this … seriously? The lockdown seems a little much. According to the Ottawa Citizen, only about a dozen out-of-town media folks had arrived in town as of Friday afternoon — Underwood and Fisher are each pretty big stars in their respective fields, but their union doesn’t strike us as being on the media-frenzy level of, say, Brangelina. Or even Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen, who managed to get married last year in a church that’s across from a public park in Santa Monica without nearly as much fuss. Just saying. We wish Carrie and Mike all the best, and if extra-tight security helps with that, then mazel tov. Follow Zap2it and Zap2itRick on Twitter and Zap2it on Facebook for the latest TV, movie and celebrity news. Photo credit: Getty Images