Chris Harrison has seen his fair share of Bachelor Nation weddings, but it takes a truly special one to make him cry!
The Bachelor host officiated Arie Luyendyk Jr. and Lauren Burnham’s Maui wedding on Saturday, January 12.
The 47-year-old opened up to Us Weekly about the gorgeous nuptials and why it made him shed a few tears.
“When you’re officiating a wedding, you’ve got to read the room, and so a little bit of funny goes a long way. This is not the time for a roast. That’s later when we do a toast or the night before when we’re all together,” he shared.
“This is about honoring this couple and the sanctity of marriage, which is something I take very serious.”
He continued, “I wanted this to be beautiful for their family, for their friends, for Lauren and Arie when they look back on this, that it was a beautiful thing, and it’s not about me cracking jokes.”
Chris made sure he did his best to honor Arie and Lauren, but he did manage to sneak a few laughs into the ceremony!
“There was one little funny moment, but it was an inside joke about the gender of their child, which we all thought was a boy for a while,” he said.
“Turns out it’s a girl, but for the most part, it was just really sweet, which is all I wanted it to be, was about this loving relationship.”
Not to mention, Chris absolutely loves to see his Bachelor family find happiness.
“I didn’t think I’d get emotional. I usually don’t, but when she started walking down the aisle, it kind of hit me, and I think it’s because we spent this whole week together,” he said.
“Just listening to them and watching them interact with each other and with the families, and time and time again, the same thing is said over and over, and that is they’re perfect together, they fit together, they complement each other, pretty much everybody saying the same thing in a different way.”
He continued, “When you see that and then you see her walking down the aisle, and Arie started getting choked up, and I was like, ‘Oh, crap.’ So I kind of lost it. I was like, ‘I can’t be choked up when I start this wedding. Got to be professional.’”
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