Chris Harrison and Lauren Zima are married.
The previous host of The Bachelor and its spinoffs, together with The Bachelorette and Bachelor in Paradise, wed the producer on Oct. 14 in Napa Valley, Calif., and once more on Nov. 4 in Austin, Texas, the place the couple reside, Folks reported. They couple additionally every posted a photograph on Instagram. “We’re married ❤️ Let the journey start …,” Zima wrote in her submit.
They described the Napa Valley nuptials as an “emotional” and “jubilant” ceremony that was extra intimate, with simply household and their closest buddies, whereas the Austin celebration was extra of a “blowout bash” the place they expanded the visitor record to incorporate a number of Bachelor franchise alums, together with Wells Adams and Sarah Hyland, Ben and Jessica Higgins, Arie Luyendyk Jr. and Lauren Burnham, Sean and Catherine Lowe, JoJo Fletcher, Trista Sutter, Colton Underwood and Jordan C. Brown, Bob Guiney and Jessica Canyon.
The group acquired collectively “reminisce” the night time earlier than the ceremony, Harrison advised Folks. He additionally joked that on the finish of the night time, he was “going to inform 10 of them that they are going to be going house broken-hearted and may’t come to the marriage.”
Signature cocktails on the occasion bore names with a winking nod to Harrison’s former gig, equivalent to “The Closing Rose” and “The Bachelor No Extra.”
“The working joke was whether or not we may discover a means for Chris to officiate his personal wedding ceremony, since he has a lot expertise,” Zima advised Folks of Harrison, who has officiated a number of Bachelor franchise weddings. “However as an alternative we had Mike Levitt, Chris’ longtime good friend.”
In the meantime, Napa Valley has particular that means for the couple because it’s the place Harrison proposed to Zima in 2021.
The night time earlier than the Oct. 14 ceremony, former Bachelor Andrew Firestone emceed a welcome get together at a neighborhood vineyard. Throughout the reception the following night time, Harrison’s daughter Taylor serenaded the couple with a canopy of Leon Bridges’ “Past,” certainly one of their favourite songs.
“As we thought of what we wished to do, we wished to verify we had these emotional, intimate moments with our household and our very closest buddies,” Zima advised Folks of why they determined to have two ceremonies. “I’ve simply heard lots of people say that in your wedding ceremony day, you don’t get the time with everyone, so we determined to do a extremely small, intimate ceremony, with the individuals who have actually been there with us because the starting of our relationship.”
The couple first met when Zuma, a former correspondent for Leisure Tonight, interviewed him in 2016. She interviewed him a number of extra occasions earlier than they began courting.
Harrison “is my teammate and helps me in every little thing,” Zima stated, whereas Harrison described Zima “not simply good, however she is sort and she is going to love others to exhaustion.”
Harrison was beforehand married to Gwen Harrison. They introduced their break up in 2012, after 18 years of marriage.