ANNA ANAMI + WILL HARDEMAN | APRIL 19, 2014
“And as is always the case, our moms were right,” Anna Anami says about the relationship between she and now husband, Will Hardeman. After meeting in 2007 and attending UT Austin together, the couple finally began dating in 2012, after years of encouragement from their mothers. One year later, Anna said, “One thousand times, Yes!” to Will’s proposal, and they were married in just four months at The Driskill Hotel, the same place where Will’s parents hosted their own wedding reception years earlier. An elegant spring affair on Easter weekend was the perfect way for the couple to celebrate their romance. Over 400 guests enjoyed both an American and Persian ceremony and feasted on a mix of Iranian and American fare. The cultural traditions were a very important and special part of the wedding day for Anna, as was incorporating several nods to the Easter holiday. The evening culminated in a custom choreographed Viennese Waltz and an Easter-themed dessert bar, complete with a five-tier orange and Grand Marnier chiffon cake. Anna and Will left their wedding lavished in love, surely thanking their mothers for the persistent matchmaking effort that began seven years ago.