Real Columbus Wedding: Marie and Luke Jackson

A lifetime together that started earlier than most love stories

Emma Frankart Henterly
Columbus Monthly
Marie and Luke Jackson married on Oct. 9, 2021, at St. Brendan Church, with a reception following at Brookside Golf and Country Club.

Oct. 9, 2021 | Marie (Wilson) and Luke Jackson got an early start on their lifetime together: They first met through friends in grade school. 

“It turns out we grew up half a mile from one another, and once we finally met there was an instant connection,” Marie says. “We may have been 13 at the time, but we both saw the best in one another. We just wanted to be friends at first, and it was such a true and genuine friendship that after a few months, it seemed natural to start dating.” 

The pair grew up together, and after seven years of dating, Luke decided to make his proposal meaningful without relying on extravagance. He took Marie to Dexter Falls Park in Hilliard, which was in between their childhood homes and the spot where they first met, and asked her to be his wife. 

On the big day, nine years after they began dating, the pair headed to the Hilliard church where they each had been baptized, just a few months apart, and where they each had reconnected with their faith as adults, Marie says. 

For their first dance, the pair selected “Hundred More Years” by Francesca Battistelli. After a decade of dating, “it felt like we waited forever, but still had ‘a hundred more years’ together,” Marie says. “The song seemed as if it was [written] for us and the relationship we have had all the way up till the wedding and our future!” 


Photographer: Starling Studio 

Ceremony: St. Brendan the Navigator Church 

Reception and caterer: Brookside Golf and Country Club 

Cake: The Cake Studio 

Florist: Blooms by Amanda 

Music and photo booth: Daze Entertainment 

Videographer: 885 Creative 

Stationery: The Knot 

Accommodations: AC Marriott Columbus Dublin 

Rehearsal dinner: Bravo Italian Kitchen 

Bride’s attire: Madison James gown and a veil from Lace Bridal Couture; Tory Burch and Michael Kors shoes 

Bride’s hair and makeup: Columbus Wedding Makeup & Hair 

Groom’s attire: Pronto Uomo suit from Men’s Wearhouse 

Rings: Kay Jewelers 

Bridesmaids’ attire: Gowns from David’s Bridal 

Flower girls’ attire: Etsy and Amazon 

Groomsmen’s and ring bearer’s attire: Suits from Men’s Wearhouse