Country singer Sara Evans married former University of Alabama quarterback, and current sports radio host Jay Barker, Saturday evening on a Franklin, Tennessee farm.
The wedding was officiated by Christian minister Joe Beam, who had introduced the couple last year when each turned to him for counseling after their respective divorces. “He was our own personal matchmaker,” said Evans.The couple’s seven children — three from Evans’ first marriage and four from Barker’s — collectively gave the couple away. Evans wore a halter-necked, ivory silk taffeta Vera Wang gown, while Barker donned a Dolce and Gabbana suit. Guests, who were requested to wear black, dined on a Southern feast, including fried chicken, pole beans, biscuits, and macaroni and cheese. Yellow roses accented the decor.”It was really very elegant, but Sara wanted it to feel like you were at her house,” said wedding planner Traci Phillips.The couple became engaged in March. “It was hard for me to believe he was real and that he loves me the way he loves me,” Evans told People magazine. “I thank God many times a day for bringing me Jay.”Get help planning your star-worthy wedding on the SheKnows wedding channel!