There are few people who know more about being engaged than The Bachelorette‘s Emily Maynard, who has never been married despite being a four-time fiancee. Emily is once again set to tie to the knot, this time with hunky fiance Tyler Johnson, whom Emily met through her church. In honor of the pending nuptials, Emily and her gal pals headed to Nashville last night for a bachelorette party that those in attendance called “Emily’s White Trash Bash.”
Emily and her trashy lasses loaded into a pink stretch Hummer and did a little backseat pre-partying prior to arriving:
As you probably surmised from the party title (and the photos), everyone got a bit redneckified, including the guest of honor, who sported some denim overall cut-offs over a camo tank, a backwards baseball cap, knee socks and a camo fanny pack. As part of the “white trash” theme, guests were given the opportunity to pose for white trash prom pics — or in other words, mug shot photos:
Sweetface Cakes provided the bachelorette cake, which featured a blonde Barbie cake topper wearing a ball gown and holding an automatic rifle:
— sweetfacecakes (@sweetfacecakes) May 15, 2014
Emily and her pals shared tons of crazy photos online, as well as this instagram video of Emily taking a stab (almost literally) at a pinata:
And here is a gallery of the rest of the photos from the bash:
In case you didn’t know, Emily’s first engagement ended in tragedy when her fiance, NASCAR Busch Series and Craftsman Truck Series driver Ricky Hendrick, tragically died in a plane crash along with nine others while en route to a race at Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, Virginia on October 24, 2004. Emily gave birth to their daughter, Josephine Riddick “Ricki” Hendrick, eight months later on June 29, 2005.
Emily’s second engagement came after she “won” Season 10 of The Bachelor with Brad Womack, but that relationship didn’t even last until the finale aired.
Emily was a big hit with fans of The Bachelor, so she was asked to return to ABC as The Bachelorette in 2012, which she did. Emily gave her final rose to Jef Holm, and the two were engaged to be married before breaking things off in October of 2012.
Emily, , announced her engagement to Tyler back in January in a blog post on EmilyMaynard.com. In the post she described how she and Tyler met and seemed beyond optimistic as she talked about her past and their future together:
I used to teach a jewelry making class at a middle school that my church adopted and Tyler was one of the coordinators of the program. Well, every Thursday I could count on him to come help me carry all of my beads out to my car at the end of class. The only problem was he was so good looking that I could barely make eye contact with him, much less have a normal conversation. I kind of pride myself on being able to have an interesting conversation with a wall if need be, but for some reason I was so intimidated by him and the fact that he showed me no interest at all just made it that much worse! Fast forward a few years (and a few attempts to find love on tv) to our first date and we’ve been inseparable ever since! I’m so grateful to God for bringing him into our life because he’s been the biggest blessing to Ricki and I both. I can truly look back now and see how God has guided me through everything, even the hard times when I thought I’d be alone forever, and used it all to make me the person I am so that I’d be ready. Goodness knows I have a long way to go to be the person He created me to be, but I couldn’t have picked a more amazing man to get to spend the rest of my life with and I can’t wait to see what all God has planned of us as a family!
Congratulations to Emily and Tyler! Who needs reality TV to find true love, right?
To wrap things up, here’s Emily Maynard after the bachelorette party — it seems she didn’t even make it home before pooping out. 🙂