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Meet our Dream Wedding couple Heather Likely and Chris Maloney. Heather has a fifteen year old daughter named Camryn and an adorable Basset hound named Spot. She has lived in Calgary since she was eleven years old, aside from one year she spent with her daughter living in Columbus, Ohio from 2005-2006. About six weeks before they moved back to Calgary, mutual friends introduced her to Chris. They spent that six weeks getting to know one another, having fun, and building what would turn out to be the best relationship of their lives. Although she was in no position to be falling in love, as she was about to move back to Calgary, the heart wants what the heart wants. Heather and Camryn moved back to Calgary and within one week Chris and her decided to try out the “long distance relationship”. There were certainly skeptics but they persevered. They traveled back and forth between Calgary and Dayton, Ohio and fell deeper and deeper in love. It was tough, but they made it work. They became part of one another’s families and they became not only soul mates, but best friends. Chris had never dated anyone with a child, nor does he have any of his own children, but you would never know it when seeing him with Camryn. He is an amazing father to her.
On December 30th, 2011, Chris proposed in Cincinnati, Ohio. Camryn, families & friends were elated. Heather & Chris were on top of the world. They immediately started the immigration process and planned the wedding of their dreams to be held on October 27th, 2012. Heather bought the dreamiest Vera Wang dress, bridesmaids dresses were purchased, DJ & photographer were booked, wedding decorations were planned out and purchased…every last detail was confirmed and paid for and US immigration was completed and approved. Then, due to tragic circumstances beyond their control, her daughter and her were unable to make the move from Calgary to Dayton and the wedding had to be postponed/cancelled. It was devastating. The financial amount lost was bad enough, but what was worst was the fact the beginning of their life together was delayed further.
Through these awful circumstances their relationship became stronger than ever and they continued to travel back and forth. Fast forward to September 2013, The company Chris has worked for for 15 years transferred him to Calgary to take over a different territory so that they could be together! IT WAS THE MOST AMAZING THING EVER!!! Chris moved to Calgary and they started their life together.
As all Calgarians they plan to buy a home when the time is right and when they are able. It took 9 months for Chris’s Beautiful Ohio home to sell and juggling a mortgage and a high Calgary home rental cost has been challenging. High on their priority list is continuing to save for a down payment of a house but planning a wedding and saving for a down payment in this city is tough. They have been together almost 9 years and have zero reasons to wait any longer to be married. They have stood the test of time and distance and we can’t think of any reason why this couple doesn’t finally deserve their happily ever after.
We were so lucky to have Brianna Payne Photography jump on board for our Dream Wedding Giveaway. She did an unbelievable styled engagement shoot for our couple and the pictures had our couple in tears! A special thanks to all of our contributors for making this shoot so stunning.
Photographer: Brianna Payne Photography www.briannapayne.ca
Makeup: Nikki Cook-Weddings by Evanescents
Decor: Weddings by Evanescents & Orange Trunk Vintage Rentals www.orangetrunk.ca
Florals: Flower Chix www.flowerchix.com
Follow Heather & Chris’ journey in the planning of their big day on Instagram, Twitter & our Facebook Page #WBEDreamWedding. You can also check out their wedding website with all the latest details and a full list of thank you’s to all the fabulous vendors who contributed to Win A Dream Wedding.
Heather & Chris’s Win A Dream Wedding was a huge success! Here is a sneak peak of photos from their beautiful day.