Emily Maynard Went for Nontraditional Engagement Ring(s)

02/01/2014 at 04:25 PM EST

Emily Maynard Went for Nontraditional Engagement Ring(s)
Emily with her daughter and fiancé
Courtesy of Emily Maynard
It's official!

Emily Maynard is engaged to Tyler Johnson, the former Bachelorette confirmed on her website.

"Assuming you haven't been living under a rock, you've probably heard the news but if not, I'm here to let the cat out of the bag. I'm ENGAGED!" she wrote.

"And no, it's not to someone I met on a reality show or even a dating site, but to an amazing man I met through my church, Forest Hill, in Charlotte," she added.



Maynard, 27, a jewelry designer and mother of to daughter Ricki, 8, who was previously engaged three times (most recently to Jef Holm), chose a nontraditional stack of bands to serve as her engagement ring.

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Courtesy of Emily Maynard

"I told him I didn't want a traditional engagement ring and that I just wanted some simple bands. He went above and beyond to say the least and they couldn't be more 'me.' I got a good one," she wrote.

Now Maynard is tasked with planning a wedding, which she seems to find daunting.

"HOW IN THE #&@! DO YOU PLAN A WEDDING?? If it were up to me, we'd run off to Vegas tomorrow," she wrote, "but I know my mom would probably never forgive me."

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