Each week, we feature a couple from our latest issue.
There’s a reason your wedding is one of the best days of your life, and here’s a tip: It has nothing to do with elaborate centerpieces, lavish venues or decadent entrées. While Anita Silva Coil and Jarrod Coil’s wedding was indeed breathtaking, Anita says it was their friends and family who really made their big day one to remember.
Anita’s family traveled all the way from the West Coast and Brazil to attend the wedding, where they met Jarrod’s family, who lives in the Columbus area, for the first time. “Having our worlds collide was a dream come true,” says Anita.
Anita and Jarrod’s close friends and family, which they dub “framily,” continuously contributed to many of the couple’s favorite memories of the night. A special moment in particular was their first dance.
“As Jarrod and I are dancing, we start hearing almost a surround sound of singing,” Anita remembers. “As we looked out to the tables with our guests, we realized everyone was singing the song together. [It was] another fantastic moment to take in the celebration of our marriage and our framily together.”
Wedding date: Aug. 26, 2017
Wedding colors: Blue, purple and gray
Attendants: Six bridesmaids and six groomsmen
Bride wore: An Essence of Australia gown and veil from Wendy’s Bridal, shoes from Macy’s and jewelry from and Pandora
Hair and makeup: Makeup by State of Face and hair by Jennifer King of Hubbard Salons
Groom wore: Suit from Men’s Wearhouse
Rings: Engagement ring from Costco and wedding bands from the Diamond Cellar
Rehearsal dinner: Brio Tuscan Grille
Ceremony: St. John’s United Church of Christ
Reception: Greek Orthodox Event and Banquet Center
Caterer: Bosc + Brie
Cake: Homemade cupcakes, cookies and desserts
Florist: Kelly Karsten
Photographer: AddVision Studios
Photo booth: The Columbus Photo Booth Co.
Videographer: AddVision Studios
Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas
Reception tunes: Dr. Awkward Band
First dance: “(Everything I Do) I Do It For You,” by Bryan Adams
Guest favors: Desserts, succulents, custom flip flops from Brazil and photo booth pictures
Registries: Amazon and Target
Favorite gift: Kayaks
Transportation: VIP Nightlife Party Bus Services
Guests stayed at: Hampton Inn & Suites, Hyatt Regency, Red Roof Inn and AirBnB
Sunday brunch: Lunch at Plank’s Pizzaria