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.
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
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