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Chris Harrison ties the knot with Lauren Zima in dual ceremonies in Austin and Napa Valley

Chris Harrison and Lauren Zima got engaged two years ago and wanted two weddings - an intimate one and a big bash for friends
PUBLISHED NOV 5, 2023
 Chris Harrison and Lauren Zima are officially married (@chrisbharrison/Instagram)
Chris Harrison and Lauren Zima are officially married (@chrisbharrison/Instagram)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Two opulent ceremonies, one in Napa Valley and the other in Austin, Texas, marked Chris Harrison and Lauren Zima's official marriage.

The producer, 35, and the 52-year-old former 'Bachelor' host exchanged vows in a small ceremony in Napa Valley on October 14 and celebrated with a "blowout bash" in his native Texas on Saturday, according to People. The couple had gotten engaged two years ago.


 
 
 
 
 
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Chris Harrison and Lauren Zima's two wedding ceremonies 

Speaking candidly, Lauren said, "As much as we wanted an intimate weekend for our wedding ceremony in Napa, we also wanted to celebrate getting married with all the great friends we have - hence this bigger party," as reported by Daily Mail.

Prior to their Saturday wedding, the couple threw a Bachelor World reunion on Friday, where Wells Adams, Sarah Hyland, JoJo Fletcher, and Trista Sutter were among the celebrities who attended.

"Then at the end of the night, I'm going to tell 10 of them that they will be going home broken-hearted and can’t come to the wedding," he quipped. Chris was the 'Bachelor' host for almost 20 years; he officially left in June of 2021.

Chris Harrison and Lauren Zima invited 225 guests


 
 
 
 
 
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With 225 guests in attendance to celebrate with the happy couple, the larger, outdoor ceremony—dubbed a "cowboy cocktail party"—took place at a spacious ranch in Austin.

The groom explained, "They say everything’s bigger in Texas, and that's what we're leaning into. We've asked guests to come ready to party!"

The bride looked stunning in a strapless white gown by Sottero & Midgley, which she also wore in Napa Valley. The ceremony and vows were shorter than those of the first wedding, which took place last month.

Following that, Harrison's friend Cameron Treu, who owns Bam Bams BBQ, gave the couple and their guests a chance to savor some delicious food.

The menu boasted delectable dishes like pulled pork, turkey, coleslaw, macaroni and cheese, potato salad, bread pudding, and brisket. Along with her assistance, Lauren's mother prepared some delicious desserts, including red velvet cake pops and luscious butter cake.

Zima told the outlet, "We now live full-time in Austin and have loved every minute of it."

She added, "We moved here in part to start a new chapter of life together in a place neither of us had lived before, so we wanted to celebrate in the place where we've built our life together and with the people we've gotten close to here."

Chris and Lauren also exchanged vows in Napa


 
 
 
 
 
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Just a few weeks earlier, Chris and Lauren exchanged vows in a more private ceremony held in Napa Valley, the same spot where Harrison had proposed to Zima in October 2021, as per reports.

'The Bachelor' alum explained, "We used to live in southern California, and we would visit Napa a lot. Through the years, we have made so many incredible friends and so many lasting memories here."

He added, "Napa has been a part of our relationship all along. When we thought about where we wanted this meaningful celebration, it just made sense to end up back where it all began."

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