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The former Bachelor host nearly accepted his producer bride's suggestion to pull double-duty at their own wedding. “The running joke was whether we could find a way for Chris to officiate his own wedding, since he has so much experience,” Zima joked to People of watching him helm ceremonies for Luyendyk and Lauren Burnham, Jade Roper and Tanner Tolbert and Jason and Molly Mesnick.
Instead, close pal Mike Levitt stepped in, taking the lead at their Oct. 14 vows in Napa Valley and the abbrieviated version they held ahead of a bigger Nov. 4 bash near their Texas home. “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,” Zima explained. “Doing the second event in Austin gave us the ability to include all of our friends."
Making the cut: Franchise alums like Luyendyk and Burnham, Sean and Catherine Lowe, JoJo Fletcher, Trista Sutter, Underwood and Wells Adams. Though, Harrison quipped of their pre-nuptial Bachelor World reunion, "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.”