It was a weekend of wins for Redskins defensive lineman Chris Baker.
On Friday, he helped recruit childhood friend, Terrance “Pot Roast” Knighton, who signed a one-year, $4 million contract with the team. Then on Saturday, with pal Pot Roast by his side, Baker married longtime girlfriend Jamila Phillips, an ESPN talent producer, at the W Washington Hotel.
“There goes my baby,” Baker said to himself as he watched his bride make her way down the aisle in a Sareh Nouri bead-embroidered mermaid gown. Dressed in a classic black and white tuxedo, Baker, said he might have “dropped a tear or two.”
The couple, who were introduced by Baker’s parents at a summer BBQ, celebrated with 160 guests in what Baker described as, “a big party.” Best man Knighton, teammates Chris Nield and Jason Hatcher, free agent Steven Bowen, NoVarro Bowman of the 49ers, and Doug Worthington of the St. Louis Rams topped the guest list.
DJ Schemes, who Baker described as “the life of the party,” kept the wedding guests dancing until 2 a.m. with old school jams, from Marvin Gaye to the Gap Band, and hip-hop (although”nothing too ratchet for the older people”).
On Tuesday at 6 a.m., the newlyweds are hopping on a flight to Saint Lucia, and Baker wasn’t coy about his honeymoon plans. “I’m looking forward to making babies,” he said.
Check out the social media savvy couple’s wedding countdown:
Baker posted this engagement photo two weeks ago, which was taken at FedEx Field stadium in the fall.
With just a week to go until the big day, Baker reposted this photo of Phillips showing off her ring-bling. The photo was taken when Baker proposed to Phillips during a bye-week Miami getaway in October 2013.
Baker posed with Knighton, on the eve of Knighton’s signing to the Redskins Friday — a fulfillment of a vision the two BFFs had laid out together several years ago.
Officially, man and wife, Baker and Phillips walked down the aisle together at the end of their wedding ceremony.
ESPN tweeted their congrats to Phillips, who looked stunning in her Sareh Nouri wedding gown.
— ESPN TalentProducers (@ESPNBookers) March 14, 2015
The Bakers share a kiss before slicing into their four-tier, multi-flavored wedding cake.
The happy newlyweds posed with friends James “JJ” Hairston, a music director at City of Praise Family ministries in Mitchellville, Md., and his wife Trina Hairston during their reception.
Best man Knighton took a selfie with Hairston during the reception.
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