CLEVELAND — Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield married his fiancée, Emily Wilkinson, on July 7, and ahead of their two-week anniversary, the newlyweds shared videos of the big day on their respective Instagram accounts.
Mayfield posted the “teaser” video, and Wilkinson shared her excitement to see the full-length production that followed them on their wedding day in front of family and friends at Calamigos Ranch in Malibu, California.
“My sweetest, Baker, where do I begin,” the former Miss Wilkinson said. “I cannot believe the day is finally here and we’re getting married.”
Mayfield followed by saying, “Em-Lou, from the very first time I saw you, I was in love. You truly are everything I ever wanted in a best friend and a wife.”
At the end of the video, which included clips of the couple getting ready for the day, the ceremony itself, their entry into the reception hall and the first dance, the Mayfields expressed their appreciation for each other’s love and support.
“Baker Reagan, I love you,” Mrs. Mayfield said. “You have already made me feel like the happiest, most loved girl on the planet, so thank you. Let’s get married.”
Mayfield added, “I’m the luckiest man on the planet for being able to experience your love and even more lucky that I get to feel that love forever.”
The wedding videos generated more than 250,000 views on Instagram in just two hours.
Thursday's post was the second video the Mayfields have shared on Instagram since their wedding, as in the hours after the ceremony and reception, they took to social media to show their excitement.
“What’s up, everybody?” Mayfield said at the start of the video. “Mr. Mayfield here with Mrs. Mayfield. Oooooh, oh, my goodness. I’m married. We’re married.”
Following a working honeymoon, Mayfield is set to return to Cleveland for the start of his second professional training camp next week, one that opens with lofty expectations among fans because of the acquisition of Pro Bowl wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. coupled with game-breaking abilities shown by running back Nick Chubb and fellow pass catchers Jarvis Landry and Antonio Callaway.
After taking over the first-team offense in the second quarter of a Week 3 win over the New York Jets, Mayfield completed 310 of his 486 attempts (63.8 percent) for 3,725 yards and an NFL rookie record 27 touchdowns against 14 interceptions.
Under the direction of new Browns coach Freddie Kitchens, the interim offensive coordinator for the second half of the 2018 season, Mayfield completed 180 of his 263 attempts (68.4 percent) for 2,254 yards and 19 touchdowns against eight interceptions.
Mayfield and Chubb were finalists for the AP Offensive Rookie of the Year Award following their emergence as key parts of the Browns’ offense during the 2018 season.