Each week, we feature a couple from our latest issue.

Jacci and Brandon Smith go way back … like, way, way back. They’ve known each other since they were preteens in middle school! Funnily enough, they go even farther back with their pastor, who’s known Jacci since she was in diapers and Brandon since middle school.

On the big day, Jacci says one of the special touches was coordinated via their DJ, who displayed a slideshow at the reception of guests’ photos that posted to Instagram using the couple’s hashtag. There was another slideshow, too, that featured photos of the couple growing up and throughout their relationship.

But the most memorable moment of the day, Jacci adds, was during her and Brandon’s first dance. That’s when the newlyweds stopped “to look around and realize that all the people in that room were there to support and celebrate us,” she explains.

The Details

Wedding date: July 23, 2016

Wedding colors: Red, black, white and silver

Attendants: Five bridesmaids, five groomsmen, two flower girls and a ring bearer

Bride wore: Gown, veil and accessories from David’s Bridal; shoes from Journey’s

Hair and makeup: Makeup by Charles Penzone, hair at the Spa at River Ridge

Groom wore: Tux from Men’s Wearhouse

Rings: Diamond Cellar

Rehearsal dinner: Buca Di Beppo

Ceremony: Renaissance Columbus Downtown

Reception: Renaissance Columbus Downtown

Caterer: In-house

Cake: Nothing Bundt Cakes

Florist: Danette’s Floral Boutique

Photographer: AddVision Studios

Photo booth: AddVision Studios

Invitations: DIYed with a kit from Joann Fabrics

Reception tunes: DJ Chill

First dance: Thomas Rhett’s “Die A Happy Man”

Guest favors: A donation to the Ronald McDonald House of Central Ohio in guests’ names

Registries: Target and Bed Bath & Beyond

Favorite gift: A knife set and a food saver

Guests stayed at: Renaissance Columbus Downtown

Honeymoon: Oahu, Hawaii