Each week, we feature a couple from our latest issue.
Anything worth having is worth waiting for, as Ariana and Eric Harris can attest. The pair first met as undergrad students at Miami University, but parted ways. Nearly 15 years later, a friend reintroduced them—and at that point, they were done waiting. After dating for seven months, Eric proposed to Ariana in Washington, D.C., the morning before she was set to return to Columbus. Eight short months later, the two were wed in a beautifully styled ceremony at the Columbus Museum of Art.
The wedding included a Persian ceremony—“A nice touch to my family,” Ariana says—and vows between Ariana and her new stepson. Seeing Eric for the first time that day, and seeing him tear up as she came down the aisle, were two other highlights for the bride, as was her brothers’ toast to the happy couple.
Wedding date: March 10, 2018
Wedding colors: Gold and pink
Attendants: Five bridesmaids, a junior bridesmaid, five grooms men and a junior groomsman
Bride wore: Atelier Pronovias gown and a veil from B. Loved Bridal Boutique
Hair and makeup: Almaz Faces; hair by Maggie Simcic
Groom wore: Tuxedo from Men’s Wearhouse
Rings: Diamonds By Michael Kahen
Bridesmaids wore: Vera Wang gowns from David’s Bridal
Groomsmen wore: Tuxedos from Men’s Wearhouse
Rehearsal dinner: Due Amici
Ceremony: Columbus Museum of Art
Reception: Columbus Museum of Art
Caterer: Cameron Mitchell Premier Events
Cake: Le Gateau
Florist: Brian Coovert Floral Design
Photographer: Style & Story
Photo booth: Style & Story
Videographer: ALC Productions
Consultant: Finer Things Event Planning
Invitations: On Paper
Reception tunes: DJ Blaze
First dance: “Why I Love You” by MAJOR.
Guest favors: Champagne and popcorn
Registries: Bloomingdale’s and Macy’s
Transportation: Cardinal Transportation
Newlyweds stayed at: Hotel LeVeque
Guests stayed at: Hotel LeVeque and Renaissance Columbus Downtown
Sunday brunch: Renaissance Columbus Downtown
Honeymoon: Turks and Caicos