The ex-host of The Bachelor aged 52, and his producer fiancée aged 35, tied the knot in two separate weddings. The first ceremony took place in Napa Valley, California, on October 14, characterized as “emotional and jubilant.” The couple followed this with a grand celebration at a ranch in Austin, Texas, on November 4.
Chris Harrison and Lauren Zima’s Two Ceremonies: A Bachelor-Inspired Wedding Celebration
Chris Harrison, the former host of The Bachelor and its spinoffs and Lauren Zima a producer, got married in two ceremonies.
The first ceremony took place in Napa Valley, California on October 14 and the second ceremony was held on November 4 in Austin, Texas.
The Napa Valley wedding was described as emotional and intimate with only close family and friends in attendance, while the Austin celebration was a larger event with Bachelor franchise alumni as guests.
The couple posted photos on Instagram, announcing their marriage and Lauren Zima wrote, “We’re married ❤️ Let the journey begin ….”
Prior to the ceremonies, a group of Bachelor franchise alumni gathered to reminisce and Chris Harrison humorously mentioned that he might send some of them home heartbroken, similar to the show’s format.
Signature cocktails at the event were named with a nod to Chris Harrison’s Bachelor hosting, such as “The Final Rose” and “The Bachelor No More.”
While they considered having Chris officiate the wedding due to his experience they chose Mike Levitt, a longtime friend to be the officiant.
Napa Valley holds special significance for the couple as it’s where Chris Harrison proposed to Lauren Zima in 2021.
The night before the October 14 ceremony former Bachelor Andrew Firestone hosted a welcome party at a local winery.
During the reception, Chris Harrison’s daughter, Taylor, serenaded the couple with a cover of Leon Bridges’ “Beyond,” one of their favorite songs.
The couple decided to have two ceremonies to ensure intimate moments with close family and friends who had been with them since the beginning of their relationship.
Chris Harrison and Lauren Zima first met when she a former correspondent for Entertainment Tonight, interviewed him in 2016. They started dating after several interviews.
Lauren Zima described Chris Harrison as her teammate and someone who supports her in everything, while Chris Harrison praised her as brilliant, kind and loving.
Chris Harrison was previously married to Gwen Harrison, but they announced their split in 2012 after 18 years of marriage.