Emily Maynard Marries Tyler Johnson in Surprise Wedding Ceremony—Get the Details!

It turns out all of the couple's guests thought they were just going to an engagement party

By Natalie Finn Jun 08, 2014 12:40 AMTags
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UPDATE: It's official! Emily and Tyler have officially tied the knot. Congrats to the newlyweds!



Emily Maynard is marrying Tyler Johnson tonight in Charlotte, N.C., in front of a number of delightfully surprised guests who thought that they were just attending an engagement party for the former Bachelorette and her fiancé, E! News confirms.

Instead, they they are all summoned to watch the couple say their I-dos at the Johnson family's farm, the plan having been kept secret from all but a few people who had to be let in on the master plan.

So how did Emily and Tyler pull it off?

Guests received an invitation in the form of a viewfinder containing several slides they had to click through to get the picture. No pun intended.

One slide featured the message, "You're invited to Emily and Tyler's engagement party!" while another was a photograph of Emily's mini-me daughter, Ricki, holding a sign that read, "Y'all come!'

The venue was not revealed ahead of time, either, with the guests instead picked up at various locations and shuttled to the party.

E! News was first to report in January that Tyler had popped the question shortly after New Year's, having asked both Emily's father and Ricki's paternal grandparents for permission following a whirlwind courtship. The pair first met at their church.

He gave Emily a diamond-encircled ring that she wore with a stack of pavé bands, creating a super-sparkly effect.

The bride-to-be was guest of honor at an all-girls shower thrown this afternoon, while pals, including Jessie James Decker, threw her a "white trash bash" bachelorette party in May, complete with a cake featuring a blond doll with curlers in its hair and toting a shotgun.

Emily, Tyler and Ricki most recently made for an adorable trio on Memorial Day in a sweet picnic pic the beaming bride-to-be shared on Instagram

Talking about the couple's wedding plans, a source told us shortly after they got engaged, "Emily has so much style, this will definitely be a country-chic wedding. Expect a lot of personal touches. The stack of engagement rings is the perfect example. It's so her, beautiful but unexpected. That's how the wedding will be."

Beautiful but unexpected? Um...check!

Congratulations to the whole family!

—Reporting by Beth Sobol

(Orirginally published on June 7, 2014, at 4:25 pm PT)