Real Wedding Wednesdays: Ariana Nami and Eric Harris

Emma Frankart Henterly

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.

The Details

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