Barker weds

Jay Barker married country singer Sara Evans over the weekend in an informally, formal ceremony. According to People:

Evans, 37, wore an ivory silk taffeta Vera Wang gown with a halter neck and Barker, 35, wore a Dolce and Gabbana suit. The black-and-white affair (guests were requested to wear black) was accented with hints of yellow roses, and the sophisticated décor was given a down-home twist with a menu catered by Constant Craving featuring Southern fried chicken, country-style pole beans, biscuits and macaroni and cheese.

“It was really very elegant, but Sara wanted it to feel like you were at her house,” says friend and wedding planner Traci Phillips of The Perfect Party.

The Vera Wang dress I can understand—great designer. But Dolce and Gabbana on Barker?

The mind boggles.

That’s snazzier stuff that Rick Pitino would wear.

There’s just something wrong with that image.

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People also revealed how the couple met.

Evans met Barker, the host of a morning sports radio show in Birmingham, Ala., through (Joe) Beam when each had turned to the minister for support after their respective divorces last year.

“He was our own personal matchmaker,” laughs Evans, who says that Beam made both of them promise – before they even met one another – that they would let him officiate at their wedding. “I think God told Joe to get us together.”

They were engaged in March. “It was hard for me to believe he was real and that he loves me the way he loves me,” Evans tells PEOPLE. “I thank God many times a day for bringing me Jay.”

Joe Beam was responsible for this couple coming together.

He still has a long way to go if he wants to catch up with another famous matchmaker named Beam—Jim Beam. Judging by all the ugly people in the world, Jim Beam is responsible for about 90-percent of all marriages.

Fortunately for everyone, Joe was the matchmaker here.

Jay and Sara have seven children in their blended family. What’s the over/under on this marriage for children. Will the couple add one, two or more? Could they reach a dozen? Will they even find the time for that—with seven kids, it might be kind of hard.

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  1. 3
    tmc1

    I am very happy for Jay and Sara. And I wish them the best.
    By the way…… Did Scarbinsky wear that white “Ice Cream Pimp” suit again?

  2. 4
    Pluto

    I’m trying to figure out how a boring ass like Jay became a damn celebrity. Jay has been Tit Fed for his Radio Career. As far as Sara – who the hell listens to that crap unless you stumble into the Bar at 2 in the morning by accident ?
    Hope Amy sent some flowers.

  3. 5
    tmc1

    Pluto,
    Just hearing your appraisel of the situation and the fact that you dont approve is all the endorsement I need to know that Jay did the right thing.
    (i.e. if an Aubbo says it is wrong…. It must be right…..)

  4. 7
    Christopherson

    Pluto, are you serious? Or are you just flaming as usual? Did you have some sort of secret fantasies for Sarah, and just because an Alabama alumni is marring her, you’re all of a sudden devastated? He stood a far better chance with her than you ever did, or ever will. Lighten up a bit, dude.

  5. 8
    tmc1

    Shane is a BLOGGER.
    Nice post. Have you heard about that big ol’ offnsive guard that is an Auburn hometown boy?

    His name is John Sullen and I have been told he is a big ol’ wrecking crew of a boy.
    I guess CTT does have a hook on some good lineman this year after all. He hasnt commited yet but the word is he might be one of the best kept secrets of the year. Please dont ask my source. Lets just say it is some inside info.

  6. 9
    Kevin

    Did I take a wrong turn somewhere and end up on the People magazine site? Who in the world cares who jay Barker is married to, besides Jay Barker? He’s the weakest link in the “Morning Drive.”

  7. 11
    Bama Fan In NYC

    Kevin and Pluto,

    Jay Barker may be (as you say) the weakest link in the “Morning Drive”, but he’s more nationally recognized than you, your wives (or husbands), parents, siblings, and even your beloved Tommy Tuberville, is as a whole.

    PS: I should also include Aubarn, Alabama on that list seeing as how not anyone, outside of the south, could even tell you what Auburn is, other than chiefly a person’s hair color.

  8. 12
    Shane is a BLOGGER

    tmc1, I have not heard of him. Everybody needs linemen, I hope he stays home. Dee Finley got away from us last year. He’s now a Gator. Coach Saban raised the bar in recruiting which woke a lot of coaches up.

  9. 13
    tmc1

    Shane is a BLOGGER.
    According to my Ex-Wife who lives down there and is an Auburn Alumni (Damnit I cant believe I kissed that woman. Much less had kids with her.) The talk around town is that he is the real deal.

    I cant believe I am saying this but I hope CTT can field his best teams ever in the next few years. I miss the days when the Iron Bowl effected the SEC and National Championship.
    I dont know if you were around back then but when Bear and Pat Dye faced off in the Iron bowl…Well just thinking about it gives me goose bumps. Those were some of the most hardest fought and BRUTAL games I can remember.

  10. 14
    Shane is a BLOGGER

    tmc1, I hope so too. I’m on the backside of 40 and started going to games in the early seventies. Mickey Zofco? Pat Sullivan, Terry Beasley, Liston Eddins, Fast Freddie Smith etc..and yes I (barely) survived the nine in a row. The streak started when I was in the 8th grade and finally ended four years after I graduated. I was the minority in HS and at work. I caught it everyday.

  11. 15
    tmc1

    Shane is a BLOGGER
    Todays teams are bigger and faster, but by God in those days there were some licks that would wake the dead.

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