Bachelorette's Emily Maynard marries Tyler Johnson: 'God brought us together'

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Emily Maynard of The Bachelorette has surprised everyone by marrying the love of her life, Tyler Johnson, at a ceremony on Saturday.

It's was a pretty short engagement for the couple, who are both 28, as single mum Maynard and the automotive management consultant only got engaged in January.

It looks like they swung immediately into action and used the last few months to pull their wedding together.

People.com  reports the plan was always a secret ceremony and the 200 guests thought they were pulling up to the Johnson family farm in Sharon, South Carolina, for an engagement party.

Little did they know it was the actual wedding ceremony.

People.com reports Maynard was wearing cowboy boots under her pink Modern Trousseau gown and that she met Johnson under a white oak tree at the end of a lantern-lit pathway to exchange vows.

Her maid of honour was her 8-year-old daughter Ricki.

And just because things have moved fast since their engagement, it doesn't mean Maynard is anxious about anything.

Quite the opposite.

She told the entertainment website: "God brought us together. He's given me such peace about everything. I'm so grateful I met him."

And Emily is sure it's third time lucky after two failed TV engagements that have left her feeling "embarrassed and ashamed", the first to Bachelor Brad Womack in 2011 and the second to Jeff Holm a year later.

"The grace that my faith has given me to wipe that all away and not find worth in that and find it through God, Tyler has been a great example of that for me," she told People.com. "He has truly lived out God's grace every day."

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