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a wedding story l BY ANITA NEAL HARRISON

Heather Slansky & Corey Johnson Married January 11, 2014

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orey Johnson and Heather Slansky were just eighth-graders when they met in the Christian Chapel Church youth group in 2005. “We started ‘dating’ in junior high and basically grew into the perfect match for each other,” Heather says. They knew as early as high school that they wanted to spend their lives together, but neither was ready for wedding bells that soon. A year and a half after graduation, on Dec. 18, 2011, Corey felt the timing was right for an engagement. He took Heather out to dinner and then to the Magic Tree, a tree in the Village of Cherry Hill famous for its thousands of holiday lights. Not at all suspecting Corey’s plan to propose, Heather kept offering to snap photos of other couples and teenagers at the tree. “I didn’t realize Corey was trying to get a word in edgewise to pop the question!” she says. When he finally found his chance, and Heather said “yes,” both of their families popped out from behind some bushes — where they had sneaked photos of the proposal — and offered a toast with sparkling grape juice. Corey and Heather were wed on Jan. 11, 2014, at the Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Aldermanbury, on the Westminster College campus in Fulton. Heather wore a floor-length ivory lace gown with a light-gold underlay. It featured a V neckline, with sheer lace straps, a sheer lace back and a lace train. A light-gold belt with crystal detailing on the front added a touch of sparkle. Heather further accessorized with her

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