August 23, 2014
August 15, 2014
August 12, 2014
Venue & Lodging: Roche Harbor Resort
Catering: Roche Harbor Resort
Ceremony: Our Lady of Good Voyage Chapel
Photographer: Ifong Chen Photography
Videographer: Ferguson Films
Ceremony Music: Joe Miller
DJ: DJ Doug (Doug Rhine)
Wedding Cake & Desserts: Felicitations Bakery
Flowers: Robin’s Nest
Wedding Dress: Marcella’s Bridal
Suits: Joseph A. Banks
Hair & Makeup: Afterglow Spa
*** A special thank you to our parents and family for all of your help! Especially my mom, Kerry Barbour! This day came together without a hitch because of all your hard work! Thank you for all you did to make the wedding of our dreams come true!
In a year and a half both Katie and Jeremiah would have never guessed their lives would have changed so dramatically in such a short period of time. It started with a blind date set up by a wonderful couple who thought these two should meet. They were right; on January 12th their love story began! They learned quickly how much they had in common. A few beer festivals, kayaking adventures and trips to the San Juan Islands and Mexico later they both knew they had found the one. The surprise kayaking engagement was the ideal setting to ask Katie to be his wife and best friend forever. Now, less than a year later they are living in Denver with new jobs, a new house, a new puppy and now newlyweds! Katie and Jeremiah summed it all up perfectly, “What a wonderful adventure! The best year and a half of our lives with many more to come! We feel so blessed to have found each other!”
August 10, 2014
August 7, 2014
August 1, 2014
It’s difficult to tell a story about how two people fell in love, more difficult yet when you’re as close to those two as I am. The journey of wedding planning may have just started the moment Spencer put the ring on my sister, Charli’s, finger, but the relationship is one that I’ve been lucky enough to grow up watching.
Charli and Spencer weren’t just high school sweethearts. It began even before that, when Spencer sat kitty-corner to Charli in the sixth grade and started thinking of her as ‘that cute girl.’
Both bride and groom have a stubborn streak in them (okay, when it comes to the bride it may be a bit more than a streak) so of course it couldn’t be as simple as, “I like you, you like me.” Instead, we all endured years of the two of them dancing around one another, until high school when they finally decided to give a relationship a chance. I’m going to go out on a limb here and say I’m pretty confident neither have regretted that decision.
Taking a groom as easy going as Spencer and adding a bride who’s always finding new projects and constantly ready to go and do makes for an incredibly adventurous relationship. From traveling together to help build water lines in Puebla, Mexico to cruising around the Caribbean, it’s hard to imagine two people better suited for each other’s personalities.
While most of us were still bumbling along trying to figure things out, Charli and Spencer were already buying their first house and settling into adulthood. Then came the question all of us were dying to know… When is he going to propose?
If I had it my way the two of them would already be married with a few babies, but luckily they’re both a bit more sensible than that and gave themselves a chance to grow together and start their lives together.
Needless to say, last winter when Spencer told me he’d been looking at rings I was on cloud nine. Then even more so when I watched him make my sister’s dream ring a reality. And true to Spencer’s nature, he wasn’t rushing himself into the proposal. Our conversations for the next few months revolved around me begging Spencer to propose already and Spencer giving me his signature, ‘don’t worry about it’ shrug.
Finally, on a morning in April I got the call. Well, multiple calls. My mom, my Grams, and of course the just proposed to bride. We spent the morning on numerous three way conversations while I grilledCharli for every detail about the Seattle proposal when Spencer pulled Charli on a stage during the Can-Can and made me the happiest sister in the world. And now, in July of 2014, I’ll get to stand next toCharli and play Maid of Honor to a wedding that I know I’ll never forget.
July 31, 2014
Venue- Mrs. Kalin’s Barn
Photography- Ifong Chen
Food- Fery’s Catering
Flowers- Help from friends and Kelly Moore’s Garden
Dress- Marcella’s Bridal
Cake- Marcel’s Cake
Shortcake- Grandma Alice Gleason’s recipe
All Rentals- A-Z Rentals
Everything Else- A HUGE thank you to everyone who helped make our wedding day absolutely perfect. To our parents, siblings, and all other family and friends, you have blessed us more than we deserve. Our wedding was a testament to all of the love and support the people around us provide us with, we are so immensely thankful.
A special thank you to my momma, Kelly Moore. Mom, there are no words to depict how thankful I am not just for your amazing efforts toward this day, but to the woman I am because of who you are. You have been there to encourage Aaron and I from the moment he was just the first boy to show up on our front porch, to creating the most beautiful day for us to start the rest of our lives together. I am in awe of the woman God entrusted my life to. Thank you for everything you do for your kids, we love you so very much!
Aaron and I are your semi-typical high school musical sweethearts, without the cool hair and choreographed dance moves. When we met, I was 15 he was 17 and we were the most competitive students in our PE class at University High School. I immediately sought him as someone to test my athletic prowess while he was subtly trying to catch my eye from across our attendance spots (and breaking my finger in a basketball game during the process). That spring semester ended with an epic water fight and no exchange of phone numbers.
Summer went by and we didn’t see each other until we ended up both being “Crimson Crew Leaders” at orientation for the incoming freshman class. Before orientation the leaders were required to attend a weekend retreat. It was there, during a rainy pick up soccer game, that I realized that the handsome, athletic senior boy on the other team was the same boy in my PE class just a few months earlier.
It wasn’t until the long awaited, stressful homecoming season and a few hallway encounters later that it seemed Aaron could be the first boy I would maybe, possibly, if I had to, go to the dance with. But it wasn’t until he showed up unexpectedly at my house with a rose in his hand, that I just had to comply with the social norms of “dating” – a concept I was not too fond of. Little by little, his charismatic nature, goofy laugh, and servant’s heart showed me the beauty of what a blessing love can be.
The dance was on October 2nd 2009 and on October 17th after a Spokane Chief’s victory, he became the first (and only) boy I would refer to as “boyfriend” and asked if he could accompany my family and I to church the next day. From Needtobreathe concerts, to soccer games, to long college study sessions, the rest of our story has been one of a constant journey of growth, love, trust and commitment to one another and our relationships with God.
My best friend asked me to be his wife on July 6, 2013 and on July 18, 2014 I made a promise to be with him for the rest of my life, what a beautiful life it is turning out to be!
July 2, 2014
Wedding: Sacred Heart Parish
Reception: Family home by the river
Hair piece: Finder’s keeper
Dress: Macy’s wedding
Cake: Sweet frosting
Catering: Costa Vida
Spent this Beautiful day with those beautiful two and their wonderful families.
June 21, 2014
Wedding: Hill’s Resort
Photography: Ifong Chen Photography
Videography: Sure Shot Video
Amazing Floral design: Caravan Floral Design
Rental: Event Rents
Lighting: Amp’ed Entertainment
Alex and Tom Fitzgerald don’t remember the exact moment of meeting each other at Santa Clara University, it seemed to them both like they had always known the other. Friends from the beginning, they spent a lot of time hanging out and laughing together during college. While life took them in different directions, where many experiences were gained traveling the world and kicking up dust on mountain peaks, and the sidelines of The Denver Broncos; they watched and admired each other from afar, enjoying each other’s company whenever possible.
After many years and plenty of life lessons later, the pair finally had a chance to connect. And boy did sparks fly! With Tom on the East Coast and Alex on the West Coast the pair agreed early in their relationship to meet in the middle, back to Denver, to give their love a go. Since then the two have been inseparable. Together they’ve embraced all of life’s challenges and triumphs, strengthening their love and commitment to each other. It was their shared passion for life and love for each other that propelled them to enjoin their lives together so that they may experience all that life has to offer as one. Alex and Tom now live and flourish in the beautiful city of San Francisco, working hard, and enjoying life.
Alex and Tom were married on June 7, 2014 in Priest Lake, ID surrounded by the love and goodwill of their families and friends.