Ifong Chen Weddings

July 12, 2013

Jaime & Patrick at Beacon Hill, Spokane, WA

The insight from my lovely bride:

Like many other girls, I’d been picturing my wedding day for years. I would often cut out pictures and glue them in notebooks so I would remember exactly what type of dress, cake, flowers, and even ringlets I’d someday like to have. However, once I met the man of my dreams and he proposed, I found that my tastes had changed, and, notwithstanding the advent of Pinterest and online photo albums, the pasted pictures were horribly out of date. So, while I knew I still wanted our day to be a direct reflection of our personalities and (current) styles, I had a much different vision of the end product when we set out to plan now our wedding day..

As I quickly found out, we truly had the A-team of vendors. In addition to the amazing team at Beacon Hill, we met the most wonderful florist, Mrs. Amy Page of Caravan Floral, who has such similar taste to my own that she was able to quickly understand my flower vision (natural looking bouquets, peonies, wildflowers, etc). She has such attention to detail and works with her clients to make sure they are fully satisfied. Our DJ, Justin with Amped Entertainment, was fantastic. He worked with us before hand to determine exactly what songs we wanted played at which times. He also acted at the MC for the night and help things to run smoothly. Because music is so important to both Patrick and me, it was very important to us that we had songs that are meaningful to us played during those intimate times of the evening. Justin worked with us to make that happen, and it proved to create a very personal ceremony and memorable reception. Lastly, Ifong Chen, our photographer, couldn’t have been any more perfect to work with. Her incredible attention to detail, a constant desire to get the perfect shot, and a kind, humorous personality make her easy and fun to work with, looming thunderstorms or not.

Ultimately, the clippings past and present paid off, and our day was incredible. Although it began with unseasonal rain and thunder, the clouds miraculously parted and the sun shone brightly by the time of our ceremony. I think what made our day so perfect was that we have such wonderful friends and family that support our relationship. From the bridal cake my Aunt Sandy made and the cake topper my mom, Mimi, crafted, to the framed pictures of our relatives on their wedding days, so many people had a hand in making it exactly the personal day we wanted it to be. Our wedding went off without a hitch, and Patrick and I truly couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day.
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Florist: Amy Page with Caravan Floral, Spokane, WA
Venue and food: Beacon Hill (Lindsay Murphy), Spokane, WA
Dress: Calla in Greenlake, Seattle, WA
Makeup: Julie Farley with The Makeup Studio, Spokane, WA
Bride’s Jewelry: Nordstrom
Hair: Haley Young with Josefine Salon Concepts, Spokane, WA
DJ: Justin with Amped Entertainment
Bridal Cake: Bride’s Aunt Sandy
Guest Cake: Just American Desserts, Spokane, WA
Photography: Ifong Chen, Spokane, WA
Groom/Groomsmen suits: Tuxedo Club, Kirkland, WA
Ceremony/Reception decorations: provided by bride and set up by friend Holly Nichols
Bridesmaid dresses: Nordstrom, Seattle, WA
Thanks!
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7 Comments »

  1. Thank you so much Ifong! These pictures are truly incredible and perfectly capture our day for years to come! -Jaime and Patrick

    Comment by Jaime M Ellis — July 12, 2013 @ 6:27 pm | Reply

    • These pictures look amazing! Can’t believe how well they all turned out! Love<3

      Comment by Karis Grounds — July 12, 2013 @ 11:11 pm | Reply

  2. Beautiful photos! Beautiful couple!!

    Comment by Susan Taylor — July 12, 2013 @ 10:35 pm | Reply

  3. Stunning pictures of a beautiful couple 🙂

    Comment by Danielle — July 15, 2013 @ 3:35 am | Reply

  4. Wow! Beautiful!!! Love all the pictures.

    Comment by Megan Peterson — July 16, 2013 @ 2:45 am | Reply

  5. What beautiful pictures of a perfect day!

    Comment by Mimi Ellis — July 18, 2013 @ 7:23 am | Reply

  6. Love it! I’m glad my KISS impression was captured!

    Comment by hollywn — July 23, 2013 @ 7:22 pm | Reply


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