Ex-Bachelorette Emily Maynard recently married fiancé and long-time friend Tyler Johnson after a 5 month engagement in her hometown of Charlotte, N.C..
And now she is FINALLY sharing details about her nuptials and being newly married on her blog.
Remember the wedding was a surprise for all of her guests at the Johnson family farm where she was married by her Pastor, David Chadwick in front of 200 friends and family. The guests thought they were just attending an engagement party, not realizing that they were attending the actual ceremony!
Little Ricki was her maid of honor.
Emily met Tyler at their evangelical Christian church before doing The Bachelorette and before meeting teen Dreamboat Jef Holm in 2012.
“It’s been the best summer of my life, but now school is back in session which means I have the time to devote to my blog again! … If you follow me on Instagram, by now you’ve seen pictures from our wedding but I figured I would share a few (ok.. maybe a lot) more because it truly was the most perfect day ever! I’ve always wanted to have a surprise wedding, and with the help of the most amazing planner, Ivy Robinson, and swearing my family to secrecy, we almost pulled it off. To be honest, I think most people knew what was happening, but I just wanted the day to be about the love God has brought together and not seating charts, presents, and bridesmaids. ….. I have to give our Pastor, David Chadwick from Forest Hill Church all the credit on that one though. I think everyone was crying after the beautiful words he gave. I wanted all of our family and friends to show up wearing whatever they wanted and ready to have a good time at an “engagement party”. It was everything and more that I ever dreamed of …”
featured photo: Instagram
Here is a video of her wedding ceremony…..