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Charlotte businesses involved in Maynard's wedding

When Charlotte reality TV celebrity Emily Maynard of “The Bachelorette” fame married her beau Tyler Johnson in a surprise ceremony at his family’s farm last weekend (guests thought they were attending an engagement party), she picked People magazine to exclusively cover the event.

In the magazine’s write-up about the wedding, which is out on newsstands now, you’ll see a lot of Charlotte businesses mentioned.

Ivy Robinson Events planned the reception along with John Lupton Events. The magazine described the decor as “rustic glam.” Guests ate a menu of Maynard’s favorite Southern foods including pickled shrimp, fried okra and mini cheese tarts, macaroni and cheese, fried green tomatoes and pulled pork. Wow Factor Cakes created the four-tier wedding cake.

For party favors, guests were given burlap bags filled with Neet's Sweets pies in a jar and all-natural cookies from Helen's Kitchen.

The magazine also reports that back in May, Emily had a White Trash Bash bachelorette party in Nashville. Her female friends including fellow reality star and country singer Jessie James Decker of the TV show "Eric & Jessie," drove around Nashville in a pink Hummer limo while dressed in crazy outfits that included a lot of trucker hats, camo and Daisy Duke shorts.

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