TikTok Star Emily Mariko Ties the Knot with Matt Rickard
Influencer and TikTok sensation, Emily Mariko, known for her engaging cooking and lifestyle vlogs, has taken a significant step in her life by marrying her partner, Matt Rickard, over the weekend. The California-based TikToker, who gained fame for her viral 2021 video preparing a mouthwatering salmon and rice dish with the help of an ice cube, delighted her followers by sharing glimpses of her beautiful wedding ceremony.
Emily, who had announced her engagement in October 2021, revealed heartwarming footage on TikTok, capturing her walk down the aisle in a stunning strapless gown as she made her way to her beloved Matt waiting at the altar.
The love story between Emily and Matt started years ago, and the couple had previously posted a heartwarming video of the proposal on a cliff overlooking the ocean, which garnered supportive and emotional reactions from fellow TikTokers, including Chris Olsen.
Leading up to the wedding, Emily kept her 12.7 million TikTok followers involved in her wedding preparations, offering insights into her journey to the big day. She shared moments of joy and excitement, like the opening of gifts from Dior on July 10, and documented their visit to the courthouse in San Mateo County, Northern California, where they obtained their marriage license, along with the exchange of wedding rings.
One thing that couldn’t go unnoticed was Emily’s exquisite engagement ring, featuring a sizable cabochon sapphire surrounded by elegant smaller diamonds.
In May, Emily’s bachelorette party in New York City was another memorable moment, as she dressed up in a beautiful strapless, fringed cream mini dress to celebrate with her closest friends.
Emily took her followers along on the entire bridal journey, sharing experiences of trying on various bridal dresses, experimenting with manicures and hairstyles, and recording her pre-wedding workouts. She even humorously mentioned her efforts to avoid tan lines by sporting a T-shirt during her 20-minute runs in the scorching heat.
As the big day drew nearer, Emily and Matt celebrated with their loved ones at a heartwarming rehearsal dinner and other pre-wedding events. In a rare and affectionate video, Emily shared a sweet moment of the couple sharing a kiss, set to the timeless tune “All You Need Is Love” by The Beatles.
Emily Mariko’s wedding brought joy to her vast online community, as they celebrated this special milestone in her life and wished the couple a lifetime of happiness together.