Chris & Melissa wearing a customized Zoey 2.0 Dress


by Alisha Franco October 18, 2018

The lovely couple:

Chris & Melissa 

How did you meet the love of your life?

Chris and I worked at an English pub downtown together for just over two years. When we finally went on a date and kissed for the first time that night we became inseparable. I had finally found the person I was meant to kiss for the rest of my days. A year went by, and we found out we were pregnant and had our son. We often look back at the time of us working together and the harmless flirting that persisted to this new foundation of love, honesty, and laughter we have formed

When did you know that this person had stolen your heart?

The moment he kissed me on our first date.

Tell us about the proposal?

I was eight months pregnant in July, and Chris took me camping in the mountains in Jasper, AB. He took me to Lake Maligne, and we sat on the rocks watching the water. He walked away for a minute, and I saw him go into his backpack. He came up behind me and gave me the box with the most beautiful ring I have ever seen. He didn't need to say anything because my answer has always been yes.

When did you know you had found your perfect dress?

I ordered a swatch for the Zoey 2.0 dress. When I received it only after a few days, I knew this fabric was legit! The stretchiness and comfortability was exactly what I was looking for.

What went through your mind when the Wear Your Love box arrived at your doorstep, and you pulled out your dress for the first time?

I was soooo nervous! When I put it on, I bawled my eyes out, of course. It was perfect.

What was your wedding theme or style?

Fall themed, with pops of burgundy.

Tell us about the venue?

We got married outside at Quarry Lake Park in Canmore, Alberta. The Three Sister Mountains were behind us. 

What was on your wedding soundtrack playlist, aisle, reception, and first dance?

I walked down the aisle to the Elvis cover by Haley Klinkhammer: Can't Help falling in love with you Vance Joy: Your Mess is Mine And we didn't have a reception, we simply went to a pub after!

Favorite moment from your wedding?

Fro-locking in the mountains with our photographer and videographer following us around!

Tell us who was involved in making your special day perfect? 

Photographer: Célestine Aerden @celestineaerdenweddings 
Hair and makeup: @theprettyhaus
Videographer: Ryan @rd3productions
Florist: @elementsfloralcanmore
Planner: Danielle @snwbanff

Do you have any advice or words of wisdom for anyone planning a wedding?

GET A PLANNER! It was so stress free, not having to worry about a thing!

How would you rate your overall experience with Wear Your Love?

5 out of 5 stars

 

Congratulations Chris & Melissa!

Wishing you the best today and always.




Alisha Franco
Alisha Franco

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