Wedding of the Week: Mackenzie and Jim Hirst

The couple threw a COVID-conscious garden party that honored lost loved ones.

Emma Frankart Henterly
Columbus Monthly
Mackenzie and Jim Hirst at their Sept. 19, 2020, wedding

Sept. 19, 2020 | Many elements of Mackenzie (Burkhart) and Jim Hirst’s wedding were bittersweet. Mackenzie’s father passed not long before the big day, but he was present at the wedding in many ways: Mackenzie incorporated fabric from one of his shirts into her bouquet, and she danced with her younger brother—who also escorted her down the aisle—to a song she and her father had chosen before his death. His best friend, who Mackenzie affectionately calls her uncle, officiated the ceremony, and she and Jim felt his presence thanks to the gorgeous weather they experienced during their entirely outdoor wedding. 

The day wasn’t without its lighthearted moments, either, including the ring bearer drop-kicking his pillow at the officiant! Guests were kept safe thanks to distant, outdoor seating and guest favors of custom hand sanitizer bottles. “Despite COVID, it was the perfect day,” Mackenzie notes of the fall garden party-themed event. 


Photographer: Derk’s Works Photography 

Ceremony, reception and caterer: Brookside Golf & Country Club 

Cake: Fate Cakes 

Florist: Blooms by Amanda 

Rentals: String lights from Light Up Columbus 

Stationery: TheSwoonPaperCo on Etsy 

Ceremony/cocktail hour music: Columbus Symphony arrangement 

Reception music: Matt Ryan Mobile DJ Entertainment 

Videographer: Feikert Creative 

Photo booth: The Fauxtobooth from Derk’s Works Photography 

Wedding party transportation: Dublin Trolley 

Bride’s look: Angel Rivera gown and a veil from White of Dublin, Badgley Mischka shoes, “something borrowed” accessories, makeup by 614 Beauty and Hair by Malisa Weaver 

Groom’s look: J.Hilburn Custom-Made Men's Clothing suit and accessories 

Rings: D.C. Johnson Ltd. 

Bridesmaid gowns: Amsale 

Groomsmen’s suits: Men’s Wearhouse 

Ring bearer’s suit: Amazon 

Rehearsal dinner: North High Brewing in Dublin 

Hotel: AC Hotel by Marriott Columbus Dublin 

Sunday brunch: Couple’s home