Ifong Chen Weddings

June 22, 2014

Blaine & Ryan at Davenport Hotel

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Wedding & Catering: Davenport Hotel

DJ: Complete Music Video Photo of Spokane

Gold Plate/Chargers: Event Rents

Photo Booth: Flat 4 Photography

Photographer: Ifong Chen

Officant: Ralph’s Regal Weddings

Floral: The Davenport Flower Shop

Suits: Custom made by Indochino

Lighting: AMP’d Entertainment

Wedding cake: Just American Deserts

The small cake pettifogs: Marcel’s.

Blaine and Ryan are prime examples that the sky is not the limit, and to never give up on your dreams. Blaine (a flight attendant) and Ryan (a pilot) had their first date on a cool evening in the Spring of 2008. After their short walk through Riverfront Park, they both knew their lives would soon change forever. That “short walk” ended up lasting a few hours until almost midnight, as Blaine and Ryan talked about just about anything and everything.

Ryan knew he would have to leave early the next morning back to California; so he asked Blaine that evening when he could see him again. Blaine replied with a simple, “whenever you can”, and to Blaine’s surprise- Ryan flew up that very next day from California just to have lunch with Blaine.

After a month of dinner dates and movie nights, they became an official couple on June 13th, 2008. One year after that, Ryan received a job offer in Miami, so the two moved there together in October of 2009.

After a few more years of dating, new jobs, school, and buying a condo in South Beach, Miami-Ryan asked Blaine to marry him and June 13th, 2012. Two years later they held their rehearsal dinner at the Steamplant Restaurant on their 6 year anniversary (an anniversary they also share with Ryan’s grandparents).

Blaine & Ryan could not have asked for a more beautiful Ceremony and Reception with about 135 family and friends from all over the country (and many from outside the country).

 

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June 21, 2014

Alex & Tom at Hill’s resort, Priest Lake ID

 

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

Band: Colorblind

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.

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June 13, 2014

Laura Family

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Tamarae & Ryan Engaged!

Ryan and I first met in Las Vegas in 2009. We were both there for the WCC basketball tournament to cheer on the Zags and met through my brother Jimmy. At the time, we didn’t pay much attention to each other as Ryan had a girlfriend back home and I was there to have fun with my girlfriends as part of my senior year spring break!

A year and a half later, right as I was about to begin lawschool here in Spokane, and while Ryan was living in San Francisco, we reconnected through mutual friends at a Kings of Leon concert at the Gorge. That’s where our story really begins. We hit it off at the concert and began dating shortly after. Our first year of dating was long distance, but Ryan then moved back to Spokane after finishing his M.B.A. at Berkeley-Haas.

Fast forward to 2013 and it was a big year for us! I graduated from law school in may and took the BAR exam at the end of July ( I passed 🙂 Ryan then completed his first Ironman in Tempe, AZ in November and we headed to Maui with friends and my family to celebrate thanksgiving and cheer on the zags at the Maui Invitational. On the way back home, we stopped on Oahu to see more family (Ryan’s and mine). Ryan proposed on December 1, 2013 under the cover of an umbrella as we stood on his family’s pier overlooking the ocean. We then got to celebrate with family over brunch!

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June 11, 2014

Kelly & Wylie at Commellini Estate

Ceremony & Reception – Commellini Estate
Flowers – Special Touch Florist
Make-up – Make-up Studio
Hair – Meegan Moen at Studio One
Cake – Kelly Leibing Cakes
Wedding Dress – Celestial Selections

 

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