Ifong Chen Weddings

June 22, 2014

Blaine & Ryan at Davenport Hotel

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Vendors:

Wedding & Catering: Davenport Hotel

DJ: Complete Music Video Photo of Spokane

Gold Plate/Chargers: Event Rents

Photo Booth: Flat 4 Photography

Photographer: Ifong Chen

Officant: Ralph’s Regal Weddings

Floral: The Davenport Flower Shop

Suits: Custom made by Indochino

Lighting: AMP’d Entertainment

Wedding cake: Just American Deserts

The small cake pettifogs: Marcel’s.

Blaine and Ryan are prime examples that the sky is not the limit, and to never give up on your dreams. Blaine (a flight attendant) and Ryan (a pilot) had their first date on a cool evening in the Spring of 2008. After their short walk through Riverfront Park, they both knew their lives would soon change forever. That “short walk” ended up lasting a few hours until almost midnight, as Blaine and Ryan talked about just about anything and everything.

Ryan knew he would have to leave early the next morning back to California; so he asked Blaine that evening when he could see him again. Blaine replied with a simple, “whenever you can”, and to Blaine’s surprise- Ryan flew up that very next day from California just to have lunch with Blaine.

After a month of dinner dates and movie nights, they became an official couple on June 13th, 2008. One year after that, Ryan received a job offer in Miami, so the two moved there together in October of 2009.

After a few more years of dating, new jobs, school, and buying a condo in South Beach, Miami-Ryan asked Blaine to marry him and June 13th, 2012. Two years later they held their rehearsal dinner at the Steamplant Restaurant on their 6 year anniversary (an anniversary they also share with Ryan’s grandparents).

Blaine & Ryan could not have asked for a more beautiful Ceremony and Reception with about 135 family and friends from all over the country (and many from outside the country).

 

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January 10, 2014

Weddings of 2013

2013 was an incredible year. It is so hard for me to express how much I have appreciated the people I met, worked with, and photographed this year. Thank you form the bottom of my heart. So many of you have become my friends, and so many of you continuously include me as the next chapters of your lives begin. Love you all! Thank you! Thank you!

 

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September 13, 2013

Caitlin & Jon at Loon Lake

Design Events (tent/lanterns/cocktail tables)
Event Rents (dishes/linen/dancefloor)
Classic Vintage Rentals (tables)
Shasta Hankins (make up)
Lindsay Duvanich (hair)
Matt Green (videography)
Ifong Chen (photography)
Lance, Big Show Mobile Entertainment (DJ)
Beacon Hill Events (catering)
Diana, Agape Events (planning)
Special Touch Florist
Just American Dessert
Alright, I know this has got to be one of the longest posts, but I am head over heels for this wedding. It was pouring rain from noon to 5 p.m. during all the photo shoots. I thought there is no way I could pull it out with the weather. But we did it!!  We did it all together as a prefect team! Not only the setting is stunning, Caitlin and Jon are so much fun and Caitlin’s dad Mark had made everyone cry and laugh the whole day long. Diana from Agape Event did an incredible job running everything smoothly. Oh, don’t even forget about dancing. My goodness, it had the best dance ever…I could go on and on, but here are some images to show the amazing day!!
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September 5, 2013

Katherine & Pascal At Beacon Hill

Thanks to the following local vendors for their beautiful contributions:

Wedding: St. Joseph Church

Reception: Beacon Hill

Catering: Beacon Hill Event

Photographer: Ifong Chen

Makeup: The Make Up Studio

Florists: Evergreen florist

The gown: Macella’s Bridal

The desserts: Just American dessert

D.J: Ramsin Music

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October 23, 2012

Meghan & Kevin Wedding-Spokane Club, Spokane WA

Photographer: Ifong Chen
Dress: Vera Wang for David’s Bridal
Suit: Brook’s Brother’s
Florist: Evergreen Florist
Venue and Catering: Spokane Club
DJ: DJ Kowax
Hair: Diva’s Studio
Makeup: The Makeup Studio
Cake: Just American Desserts

Our story:
Meghan and Kevin met on a night out with a mutual friend….Kevin was the shy, silent type and Meghan, was, well, everything but…. she made him dance with her to, of all songs, “Girls Just Want to Have Fun.” Meghan left a few days later to go back to school in Boston, but they kept in touch and when she moved back to Spokane, several months later, they began to see each other on a regular basis.
Fast forward 5 years later, Meghan and Kevin are still inseparable, Kevin is slightly less shy and silent and Meghan, as always is still a talkative, energetic, giggly girl. They’re excited to be newly married and are so grateful to have started off with such a supportive group of friends and family around them.

August 17, 2012

Layne and Fred Wedding-Spokane country club, Spokane WA

Wedding and Catering: Spokane country club

Wedding dress: J crew

Make up: The make up studio

Florist: Evergreen florist

Cake: Just America desserts

D.J:  Amp D Entertainment

 




 

 

August 12, 2012

Nichole and Tony Wedding -Beacon Hill Event, Spokane, WA

This is one wedding where I feel I have gotten to know the bride and groom well. I have been checking Tony’s facebook page and have enjoyed all the love notes that he write to Nichole.  Tony is such an amazing writer, that I feel like a housewife watching a romantic drama throughout a season. Here are some images from the wedding. Nichole was a super stunning bride that made me drop my jaw while photograping her!
Venue- beacon hill
Cake- just American desserts
Flowers- art of flower
Make up- make up studio
Hair- jazz salon
Dress and tuxs- bridal collections
DJ- complete music

Our Love Story (from the amazing writer groom Tony):

It’s ironic how sometimes the smallest thing can change your life in such a drastic way. After all the time and effort we put into “doing big things” and “going somewhere”, more often than not we seem to find ourselves following the path that puzzle pieces itself together before our next foot can hit the ground.

For us, the small thing that paved the way for our future were these three simple words spoken by me on the most ordinary of mornings…”Good morning, Beautiful”.

After knowing Nichole for nearly four years, our relationship had been nothing but strictly military based. After the day I said good morning to her, our relationship would develop into something that Love itself would envy.

A short 42 days later, 10 days in Australia, 3 diamonds set in white gold, 2 trips around the world, and 1 answer of “Yes, yes, yes, a thousand times yes”, she would be my wife, my best friend, my most trusted confidant, my soul mate, and even my pain in the butt…but most importantly, my one and only.

We have God to thank for everything we have and where we are in life. We were able to find love, laughter, and the greatest friendship of all in a place where neither of us thought possible. And it’s a story the Grandkids will here time and time again!

 

August 4, 2012

Jill and Jeff Wedding-Eagle lakes Ranch Othello, WA

Venue- Eagle Lakes Ranch in Othello, WA
Flowers- Desert Rose in Othello, WA
Caterer- Nancy Meise in Washtucna, WA
Dress and suits- Marcella’s Bridal and Mr. Tux in Spokane, WA
Cake- Just American Desserts in Spokane, WA
DJ- Audio in Motion in Ephrata, WA
Make-up Artist- Sara Wilhite of Spokane, WA
Hair Stylist- Salon Solo in Wilbur, WA
Videography: Chris and Christina (Super good)

Jeff and I met in middle school where we became friends. At sixteen, he stole my heart with endless phone conversations, classroom flirting and sharing common interests like football, friends, Mexican food and movies. After high school we both went to Spokane to continue our education. It was during these times that we grew closer and closer together. Over the last twelve years, we have been there for each other, caught each other when we were falling and seen every accomplishment we’ve made. He is my best friend and we’re finally getting married! We both look forward to having a family and growing old together.

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