It's official: Emily Maynard is off the market! The Bachelorette alum tied the knot with fiance Tyler Johnson last night in a secret wedding that took everyone by surprise -- even the people closest to them. Their nearest and dearest thought they were attending the couple's engagement party, but to their shock, the celebration turned into a wedding right before their eyes.
Emily, 26, and Tyler, 27, told everyone they were throwing an engagement party at his family's farm in South Carolina. Imagine the look on their guests' faces when the cute couple chose that night to exchange vows and transform the celebration into a sweet, intimate wedding.
Tyler proposed to Emily last January and showed off some major bling to accompany the good news -- her lucky ring finger got five diamond bands instead of one traditional diamond engagement ring. Her sweet fiance also gifted Emily's 8-year-old daughter Ricky with a ring, as well, which is the sweetest gesture we've ever heard. Considering how Emily has been engaged FOUR times and dealt with tragedy when Ricky's dad, Ricky Hendrick, was killed in a plane crash in 2004, it's no wonder Emily would opt to get married quickly and not make a huge production out of it.
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Emily had a "white trash bash" bachelorette party last month, and it seems odd to have an engagement party after the hen party, so I'm wondering if any of their guests suspected they were up to something last night.
We wish this couple a lifetime of happiness. They seem like a perfect match, and Emily deserves to be content and finally get the happy ending she has been seeking for so long.
What do you think of the way Emily and Tyler tied the knot? Were you expecting them to have a bigger, more formal wedding?
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