Ifong Chen Weddings

August 28, 2015

Karol & Ralph at Davenport Hotel

The Ceremony:
Duncan Garden at Manito Park,
S Park Drive (between W 21st Ave & W 23rd Ave),
Spokane, Washington, 99203

Reception:
Elizabethan Room at the Historic Davenport Hotel,
10 S Post St,
Spokane, Washington, 99201

Bride’s Dress:
One-Shoulder Jersey Gown from Ralph Lauren in Pixie Pink

How the couple met:
Ralph and Karol met through match.com. They met in person in June 2014 and began a year long courtship filled with lots of traveling around Washington state and Victoria Island (in Canada). Karol’s family jokes that she special ordered Ralph as he could not have been a better match.

 

 

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Daniell & Craig At Coeur d’Alene Resort & Casino

Coordinator: Charyl Ragan
Venue: Coeur d’Alene Resort & Casino, Chinook Meadow
Caterer: Coeur d’Alene Resort & Casino, Smoke House
DJ: Memorable Events, Blake Miller
Cake: Karen’s Cake Shoppe, Karen Cook
Wedding Dress: Celestial Selections
Maid of Honor Dress: Azazie
Tuxes: Celestial Selections
Hair: Jamie Kassarjian
Make-up: Coeur d’Alene Resort & Casino Spa
Officiant: Sam Ragan
Flowers: Floral Design, Angela Austin
Photography: Ifong Chen

Our Love Story

Craig and Daniell met on a fluke one day at Ironman in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Daniell was to meet up with a high school friend who ended up bringing his friend Craig. They hit it off right away, talking well through the afternoon. Things started to blossom from there although there was a bump in the road. Daniell was starting to feel scared about how serious the relationship was becoming and wanted to spend time apart. Craig on the other hand left a note and a flower on her car “wishing her a great day”. He didn’t give up and Daniell is so thankful he was persistent. It was all uphill from there for 2 ½ years.
Craig for years had told Daniell that he would never propose on a Holiday, that it was too cliché. Daniell finally got it through her head that he would eventually propose in his own time but knew beyond a shadow of a doubt it wouldn’t be on a Holiday. Last Christmas Daniell told Craig “I just can’t wait to be an Alworth, that’s what I’m so excited about.” Then and there he decided he was going to propose that day. So last Christmas, December 25th, 2014 he asked my dad for my hand in marriage, picked up the family ring from his father’s safe and proposed in front of my family (all without Daniell knowing). The shock and surprise was amazing and of course she said yes. Less than a year later on August 1st, 2015 they were husband and wife (or wiff as Daniell likes to say).
The wedding was amazing and they ended up dancing the night away.
They are happily married now and are looking forward to the next chapter in their lives

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August 26, 2015

Kristana-Senior 2015

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Carolyn-Senior 2015



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August 25, 2015

Sophie-Senior 2015

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Emily & Steve Family

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August 12, 2015

Courtney & Drew at Arbor Crest Winery

Venue: Arbor Crest Wine Cellars
Caterer: Catered 4 You
DJ: Kevin at Complete DJ
Cake: Just American Desserts
Dress: Marcellas Bridal
Bridesmaids Dresses: Donna Morgan
Tuxes: Mens Warehouse
Donuts: Casual Friday Donuts
Hair: Heather Washburn
Make-up: The Make-Up Studio
Officiant: Darryl Jordan
Flowers: Rose & Blossom
Photography: Ifong Chen

Love Story:

Courtney and Drew met each other in the fall of 2010, when Drew started his first year of college at WSU and Courtney started her second. They were teammates on the cross country team so they were around each other every day. The years passed, and their relationship continued to grow. In November of 2014 Drew proposed to Courtney, and they decided to spend the rest of their lives together. Courtney’s mom and sister immediately started planning, and the date was set for July 25, 2015. July 25th ended up being the most perfect day all thanks to the love and support from both of their families and friends.

 

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August 3, 2015

Keshia & Alyson At The golf club at Newcastle, Seattle Washington

Vendor List

Coordinator: Lisa Chambers
Officiant: Reverend Mary Calhoun
Florist: Flora Nova
DJ: Leslie Wheatley at Seattle Parties
Photography: Ifong Chen
Videographer: Benjamin with Magical Touch
Dresses: Calla Bridal & The Dress Theory
Bridesmen Tuxes: Men’s Warehouse
Bridesmaid Dresses: Nordstrom
Venue & Food: The Golf Club at Newcastle
Cake: The Sweet Side
Hair & Makeup: Salon Maison

Love Story

Our love story is largely due to sharing a great friend.

Keshia, the brunette bride and a Spokane native, grew up with her best friend, Sam who lived across the cul de sac. The two were inseparable whether they were going on family trips together, playing sports, or relaxing with a good ol’ fashioned cartoon or videogame. Fast forward 15 years and Sam meets Alyson, the blonde bride and longtime Seattleite, during the first couple weeks of college at UW. To quote Sam, “meeting Alyson and becoming instant friends felt like I was hanging out with Keshia again.” Since Keshia went to Western for college, their paths crossed occasionally but not particularly often. After hearing so many stories about Keshia from Sam, Alyson, had a solid crush on her for years, however, the timing never seemed to be right. Though no matter the distance, a game of “words with friends” was an everyday occurrence with chat compliments of “ten points to Gryffindor” for high scoring words. Keshia had so much fun getting to know Alyson through witty word choices and constant humor that she started referring to Alyson as her “Words with Friends Crush” to her college roommates during her senior year.

Another fast forward to Sam’s going away party in Vegas with a handful of her closest friends – A&K’s paths cross yet again, but more significantly this time. Keshia got to know Sam’s friend group much better over the long weekend, and couldn’t wait to keep the fun rolling. As her mom likes to joke, all of a sudden, Keshia was driving down to Seattle all the time and there were fewer calls home.

After dating and living together for a while, Alyson and Keshia decided wedding bells were definitely in their future. Keshia, being the hopeless romantic, planned a week of different adventures each night of the “engagement week” in hopes of retaining a small element of surprise to the proposal. When she didn’t pop the question after an orange sunset on the space needle and an evening return trip on the Bainbridge ferry, Alyson had all but given up. That’s when Keshia asked with a simple picnic in Kerry Park (surprise completed!).

A Note from A&K:

Our family and friends are incredibly important to both of us, so it meant the world that they were not only on board with us getting married but they were ecstatic. We are dumbfounded by the outpouring of love and support, and we are finding it hard to articulate just how grateful and fortunate we feel.

Keshia, my wifey, I love you more than I can express. I’m honored and excited to get to spend my life with you. Alyson, I couldn’t have said it better myself! We have an amazing road ahead.

 

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