It’s finally happened! Season 8 star Emily Maynard is a Bachelorette no more, Wetpaint Entertainment has learned (thanks to E! Online). The 28-year-old Charlotte gal married fiancé Tyler Johnson in a secret ceremony that even guests were shocked to learn was a wedding!

Super secret invites were sent out to guests on a disc, with images in a picture viewer (E! has the pics), inviting guests to attend an engagement party. One of the slides read “You’re invited to Emily and Tyler’s Engagement Party!” while another featured Ricki with her mom and new step-dad, a sign in her hand saying “Y’all come!” Uh, could that be any cuter?

Guests were picked up and shuttled to the location, and soon found out what only a few select people knew from the start: They were walking into a wedding, not an engagement party! The festivities were held at the Johnson family farm in South Carolina and brought Emily’s mad style to life for the 7 p.m. affair.

Tyler proposed to Emily — her fourth time being engaged — back on January 4, telling the sweet engagement story just a few days later. Although they met years ago, when Emily ran a youth jewelry making class at the church they both attended, they didn’t start dating until 2013, and she didn’t even share a picture of him until 2014!

The single mom  and jewelry designer scored five engagement rings from her fiancé and has been keeping us on our toes in anticipation of her wedding ever since. On May 14, she shared pics of her Nashville bachelorette party, which had a “Emily’s White Trash Bash” theme and set our clocks a-ticking on the wedding watch.

We’re so happy for Emily, Tyler, Ricki, and their menagerie of animals! Check back soon with Wetpaint for more details on the big day!

Source: E! Online