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.”

The Details

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