Ifong Chen Weddings

September 2, 2011

Spokane Wedding- Chris and Dalene

Filed under: Wedding — ifongphoto @ 10:44 pm

Chris and Dalene met on St. Patty’s Day in March of 2005.  (Luck of the Irish!) They had a mutual friend, that decided that the two just “Had” to meet!!  Dalene said No way was she going on a blind date, but Kirk insisted and promised that if it didn’t work out, he would make Chris stay away!!  LOl.  So Reluctantly, Dalene let Kirk give Chris her phone number.  Chris being “Chris” doesnt wait for anything, and called Dalene right away.  He said to Dalene, “I don’t want to waste eachothers time on the phone, unless we meet face to face, we won’t even know if we are even interested in eachother!” So they met at Starbucks later that evening. Dalene’s thoughts were, “WOW he is Huge, And Handsome!!”  Chris’s thoughts were “She is Hot!!” So there it began…They became engaged 3 months later! (Because Chris isn’t good at waiting :)) But this would end up being one looooong engagement! Wanting to be SURE, READY, ABSOLUTELY POSITIVE, Dalene took her time…. Chris even bought her a secong wedding ring to seal the deal!! He was SURE!!  Dalene watched Chris with her Children, Family, and Friends!  He was so wonderful to all of them! All the while treating Dalene like a Princess! After meeting Chris, Dalene’s Grandma Jean pulled her aside at the last family reunion she was ever able to attend, took Dalene’s hands and looked her square in the eyes, and said “I LIKE HIM FOR YOU!! (While squeezing her hands Tightly as she said this.) Dalene knew at that moment she would marry Chris someday. Her family fell in love with him, and his family with her! Dalene knew that if she ever broke it off, her family would probably go with Chris!  HAHAHA.  Chris and Dalene took a long time to grow into the couple, parents, friends, and now husband and wife that they are today! But it was well worth the wait!  A beautiful journey that will continue…They are in Love!



  1. The most beautiful day…couple…family…wedding

    Comment by jlb1944 — September 3, 2011 @ 7:16 am | Reply

  2. What great pictures!! I love all the shots of bailey 🙂 I think my favorite is of her in front of the wedding party!
    What a beautiful ceremony, reception, and story!
    Dalene you look amazing and yes Chris you are big and handsome LOL
    Jen and Derrick

    Comment by jen havin — September 3, 2011 @ 2:25 pm | Reply

  3. What a great wedding and beautiful pictures. We had such a fun time!
    -Marcos and Chels

    Comment by paleotribe — September 3, 2011 @ 5:57 pm | Reply

  4. This was the happiest night of our lives, and you captured every moment perfectly Ifong!! We feel so thankful that you were our photographer. My entire family loved you!! 🙂 I love every shot! I don’t even know how to express how we feel after seeing these pictures of our amazing day! Thank you Forever! We can’t wait to see you again.

    Comment by Dalene Kersey — September 4, 2011 @ 2:12 am | Reply

  5. Mom, you made the most beautiful bride; that day was truly magical. these pictures are phenomenal, and really capture every emotion from the wedding. This family has been as solid as a rock; through everything, all because of you. Your love, passion, emotion, and motivation has kept this family together. We all love you so much and words will never be able to fully express how much I love you and am proud I am to have you as my mom. Chris, you have reinforced our rock with even more love and motivation. Your guidance and support has taken this family to levels previously never dreamt of. The both of you showed us that we are to dream and follow those dreams; to never give up. I love you guys so much

    Comment by Tyler — September 4, 2011 @ 9:24 am | Reply

  6. Beautiful pictures, Dalene and Chris….Loved them!!

    Comment by Jen — September 4, 2011 @ 2:26 pm | Reply

  7. Terrific Photos! Looks like a terrific day… filled with lots of laughs, fun, and love. Congrats!!

    Comment by Patrick Bryant — September 5, 2011 @ 1:47 pm | Reply

  8. That was such a beautiful wedding! I am so blessed to be in such and amazing family with some amazing people 🙂 I love the pictures. they will always remind us of how specail that day was! Congrats mom and chris 🙂

    Comment by Kylie Kersey — September 7, 2011 @ 2:06 am | Reply

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