Mary-Sloan and Michael Smart

How did you two meet? We are actually middle school sweethearts! He was my first kiss in the seventh grade. We went our separate ways for about 10 years and then reconnected in 2020.

Tell us about the proposal: We were on vacation with my family in 30A and we had all gotten dressed up to go out to a nice dinner and take pictures at sunset on the beach. He totally surprised me, believe it or not! It was so special to have my family there to celebrate with us.

Describe your wedding dress: My wedding dress was a form-fitting sleek white flare dress. I added large detachable puff sleeves and a cathedral-length pearled veil.

Favorite moment from your big day: Dancing all night with all of my favorite people! We had the best band.

Favorite wedding details: So hard to choose! I would say my dress, our florals and the disco balls!

What you’re doing now: We live in Orlando, Fla., where I work in advertising and Michael runs his own high-end car detailing business, Smart Mobile Detailing.

Ceremony date: June 25, 2022

Venue: The Jefferson

Reception venue: The Jefferson

Wedding planner: Ellen Thomas

Florist: Fresh Cut of Jackson

Caterer: Fresh Cut of Jackson

Hair/makeup: Tiffany with The Parlour Room in Orlando, Fla.

Music: Flavor Big Band