As Us Weekly previously reported, Emily Maynard, the former ABC reality star of "The Bachelorette" said "I do" to fiance Tyler Johnson in a surprise wedding at Johnson's parents' farm in South Carolina on Saturday, June 7. That is super exciting but even more exciting is that Maynard and all her bridesmaids wore the Solemates High Heeler on her beautiful shoes on her big day! Maynard is smart as she wouldn't want to ruin her beautiful shoes on her special day (though later she changed into pink cowboy boots!)
Guests thought they were attending a surprise engagement party, but it turned out to be a wedding!
The couple, both 28, who have been engaged since January, invited 200 guests to Johnson's family farm for an engagement party, only to surprise their loved ones with the nuptials they had been planning for the past three months.
"It was romantic and beautiful," an eyewitness tells Us Weekly of the ceremony, which began at sundown and included Maynard's 8-year-old daughter, Ricki, as her maid of honor. "When Tyler saw Emily, he was completely in awe," the onlooker adds.
This is Maynard's first marriage. She was previously engaged to her daughter's father, the late Ricky Hendrick, who died in a plane crash in 2004, and to "Bachelor" stars Brad Womack and Jef Holm. (She accepted Holm's proposal at the end of her season eight run as "The Bachelorette" in 2012, a year after breaking off her engagement to Womack, whom she met on season 15 of "The Bachelor".)
Congratulations to Emily and Tyler!