Ifong Chen Weddings

May 16, 2014

Hillary & Billy at The Glover Mansion

Wedding: The glover mansion

Catering: The glover mansion

Make up: The make up studio

florist: Garden of eden

Cake: Europa

How We Met

Hillary and I first met at Huntington Beach, Ca during a Medical School mixer where she turned down my invitation to get Balboa Bars (ice cream). Shortly after, we hit it off at a dinner party at a mutual friend’s house when she discovered I had made a gourmet salad: one that wasn’t just iceberg lettuce, shredded carrots, and ranch dressing. Unfortunately I had to leave the festivities early and was not able to try the desert she made: Apple pie. Later that same week, a fortunate misunderstanding in an offer of apple pie led me to her apartment where we sat and talked for two hours. I asked her out on a date to Stell Coffee after several weeks of courting.

The Wonder Years

Most of the time in between our first date and our engagement was spent buried behind a textbook or on the units in the hospital. However, we did find the time to spend with friends, attend church, go snowboarding, tan (or burn, in Hillary’s case) at the beach, camp, and go on the occasional date.

The Engagement

On Saturday May 18th, between our OBGYN and Family Medicine rotation, I told Hillary we were going to spend the day in San Diego with our friends Ben and Sharon. Our morning started at the Children’s Pool in La Jolla watching (and smelling) the harbor seals. We then meandered along the coast and eventually drove to Balboa Park in downtown San Diego for a picnic lunch. There, I sat her down at a quiet tree, opened my basket where the ring box was sitting, and proposed.

 

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11 Comments »

  1. Love these!!! Gorgeous, classy couple and super fun wedding! (Oh, and awesome photographer too!)

    Comment by Emily — May 16, 2014 @ 3:54 pm | Reply

  2. wow billy, looks like it was a beautiful wedding!! congrats!

    Comment by eatingwithedie — May 16, 2014 @ 4:30 pm | Reply

  3. Dayyumm! That young Asian 👲

    Comment by Jasmin — May 16, 2014 @ 4:35 pm | Reply

    • Talking to you Billy

      Comment by Jasmin — May 16, 2014 @ 4:44 pm | Reply

  4. Wow these all came out really good. Must say the one with Billy biting his glasses with the groomsmen behind him on the truck is my favorite.

    Comment by ptherrmann@gmail.com — May 16, 2014 @ 4:52 pm | Reply

  5. Beautiful!, Amazing!, Such real moments! I love them! I love the one of Billy and Hillary dancing on the sidewalk, the girls in the park, the group against the wall, and….

    Comment by Frances Wagner — May 17, 2014 @ 3:35 am | Reply

  6. Great photos of a beautiful couple!

    Comment by Wafia — May 17, 2014 @ 5:18 am | Reply

  7. very nice looks like you had a blast. God bless you.

    Comment by yvonne — May 17, 2014 @ 2:56 pm | Reply

  8. If the smiles are any indication of a happy marriage, you will be happy forever! Love the men’s colorful socks. Really like Billy’s parents. The picture of Frances embracing Wes might say “We raised a good kid – – now go pay the bill”. ha

    Comment by Terrill — May 17, 2014 @ 3:45 pm | Reply

  9. Beautiful as always Ifong! I loved the shot of the couple with the bicycles 🙂

    Comment by jill — May 17, 2014 @ 4:41 pm | Reply

  10. What a beautiful wedding.

    Comment by Bill — May 20, 2014 @ 1:12 am | Reply


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