It’s a momentous day (12th May 2023) for Mattie Jackson, the beloved daughter of country music legend Alan Jackson. Today, she walks down the aisle, embracing a new chapter in her life as she exchanges vows with her long-time love, Connor Smith. Mattie took to Instagram to share a sneak peek of the joyous celebration, treating her followers to a glimpse of her breathtaking wedding gown.
The anticipation leading up to this day has been palpable. After an eight-year engagement, Mattie and Connor are finally ready to take the plunge into marital bliss. A photo of Mattie’s exquisite dress was first shared by one of the wedding guests, Lindy Aguirre. In the picture, Mattie is a vision in white, donning a strapless fitted gown that accentuates her natural beauty. The dress boasts an ethereal touch with an additional sheer layer gracefully draping from her shoulders to the floor, adorned with delicate, scattered white pieces that twinkle like stars.
Completing her ensemble with tasteful accessories and elegant white pumps, the radiant bride looks every bit like a dream. Her long, flowing hair cascades in beautiful waves over her shoulders, adding to her angelic aura. One of the guests, Lindy, couldn’t help but express her awe, dubbing Mattie “an actual angel.” Later, Mattie shares another photo, this time surrounded by her dear friends, capturing the joy and love that fills the air.
For Mattie, this day couldn’t have come soon enough. Counting down the days with excitement and anticipation, she eagerly awaited the moment when she could finally embrace her new title as Mrs. Smith. A week prior to the wedding, Mattie posted a joyful selfie alongside Connor, the backdrop of the sea accentuating their bliss. The engagement ring glistened on her finger as a symbol of their unwavering love. Captioning the sun-kissed photo, she wrote, “1 more day,” marking the eve of their much-anticipated celebration.
The engagement itself was a moment of unexpected delight for Mattie. It occurred on her 30th birthday, and she had no inkling that it would be more than just a joyful celebration of another year of life. Connor’s proposal took her by surprise, filling her heart with immeasurable gratitude. Overwhelmed with emotion, Mattie took to social media, sharing numerous photos of her dazzling engagement ring and declaring Connor to be the greatest blessing in her life.
It was six months after their fateful encounter that Mattie publicly acknowledged her relationship with Connor on Instagram. Interestingly enough, Connor happens to be the brother-in-law of Mattie’s best friend. To her, Connor was not just a partner, but a healing balm for her broken heart. Tragically, Mattie had experienced the devastating loss of her first husband, Ben, three and a half years prior to meeting Connor. A heartbreaking accident led Ben to fall backward and suffer a fatal head injury, plunging him into an 11-day medically induced coma. Regrettably, he never recovered.
Today, as Mattie walks down the aisle in her resplendent gown, surrounded by love and support, she carries both the joy of a new beginning and the weight of cherished memories. In the arms of her loving husband, she embarks on a new journey, forever grateful for the second chance at love that destiny has bestowed upon her.