Emily Maynard, Former Bachelorette, Secretly MarriesBy: Lindsay McCane - June 8, 2014
Emily Maynard can finally knock one title off her list … bachelorette! After four engagements, Emily has finally tied the knot!
Emily, a single mom from North Carolina, wed her dream guy Tyler Johnson, an automotive management consultant, during a secret wedding ceremony on Saturday, June 7.
“God brought us together. He’s given me such peace about everything. I’m so grateful I met him,” the Bachelorette alum said. “The grace that my faith has given me to wipe that all away [the televised engagements] and not find worth in that and find it through God, Tyler has been a great example of that for me,” she added. “He has truly lived out God’s grace every day.”
The couple, who revealed they were engaged in January, had an intimate ceremony, surrounded by 200 of their closest friends and family. The wedding took place at Johnson’s family farm, where the guests believed they were coming for an engagement party. However, the bride and groom had been secretly planning a surprise wedding for their guests for months.
According to PEOPLE, Maynard wore cowboy boots under her pale pink Modern Trousseau gown. The wedding took place at sunset, and Maynard was seen walking down a path lit by lanterns to her groom, who was standing under a large white oak tree. Emily’s eight-year-old daughter Ricki, from a previous engagement, served as her maid of honor.
“It’s just as much her day as it is mine because it’s a big change for her,” the bride says. “She just adores Tyler and he is so good with her. He loves her as if she was his own daughter. It’s been so great to see their relationship grow.”
Tyler has tried to stay in Ricki’s good graces since he and Emily became romantically involved. He even included Ricki in his proposal to Emily, and gave her a ring as well. “He proposed to me at home and gave both Ricki and me rings,” Maynard revealed. “It was so sweet! Ricki loves him more than she likes me!”
Congratulations to the happy couple!
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