Ifong Chen Weddings

September 12, 2014

Amanda & Eric at Arbor Crest Winery

Venue: Arbor Crest Winery
Day of Coordination: Alyssa Sexton
Catering: Beacon Hill
Flowers : Evergreen Florist
Wedding dress: Marcella’s
Tux: Men’s Wearhouse
Dessert: Just America Desserts
D j : Justin, Amped
Videographer: Steven Schneidmiller
Photographer: Ifong Chen
Rentals: Event Rents
Hair: On Broadway Salon, Victoria
Make-up: Shasta Hankins

A special thank you to our parents and family for all of your help to make our wedding dreams come true! This day is truly one to remember and we are forever thankful for your love, support, and encouragement. We love you!

Amanda and Eric’s story began in the summer of 2010. Amanda had just finished her first year of teaching in Deer Park and was enjoying her summer working with kids and spending time with friends at her family’s lake cabin. During her first year of teaching, her principal, Michele, told Amanda about her step son who was a firefighter. Michelle said that her step son was really sweet, but he lived in Yakima, and so Amanda didn’t think much of it. Eric was working in Union Gap as a fireman but made several trips to visit friends and family in Spokane, and over time, he began to pursue a job there.
While Amanda had originally dismissed Michele’s attempts at matchmaking, a short time later, the two met each other online. Amanda was a little bit nervous about going out with her principal’s step son, and she was really hoping that it would go well so things would not get awkward at work!
Fortunately, the two immediately hit it off. After a few weeks of exchanging emails and phone calls, Eric asked Amanda on their first date. Eric took Amanda to one of her favorite restaurants, Twigs, for drinks and appetizers. They talked for hours until the sun set and Eric drove her home. Amanda knew there was something special about Eric. Eric was eager to see Amanda again, and a few days later, he called to make a dinner date at the Wine Cellar in Coeur d’ Alene. Their connection continued to grow, and that night they had their first kiss on the front porch of her apartment.
Amanda and Eric’s relationship continued to grow and they withstood the test of being long-distance for a year. A job opened up in Spokane, and Eric was able to move back to start his career as a Spokane Firefighter. During the next three years, Amanda and Eric’s relationship developed even more through traveling together, having fun, and experiencing new adventures. On trips to San Diego, Florida, Vegas, and Seahawks games, they created lasting memories together. Eric taught Amanda how to water ski and snow ski, he took her camping for the first time, and taught her how to Salmon fish. Through all of these adventures, Amanda learned to trust Eric, and she fell in love. Eric loved how Amanda was so kind, passionate about kids and teaching, and he loved that she was so faithful with her friendships. He thought she was beautiful, both inside and out.
After Amanda and Eric watched the Christmas tree lighting at the Coeur d’ Alene resort last year. Eric got down on one knee and asked Amanda to be his wife. Of course she said “YES!” Eric then took her to dinner at the Wine Cellar where their love story began. Amanda felt like the luckiest girl in the world and now we are happily married!!

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8 Comments »

  1. #loveallofthesephotos #suchafundaywithafuncouple

    Comment by Kristen Panther — September 12, 2014 @ 11:49 pm | Reply

  2. Gorgeous pictures.

    Comment by Mary — September 13, 2014 @ 5:15 am | Reply

  3. I love these pictures! I loved the way the photographer captured such fun and precious moments! I love all of these memories that are so unique! Amazing!

    Comment by Becky w. — September 13, 2014 @ 3:52 pm | Reply

  4. Wonderful photos of a beautiful couple!

    Comment by Marlene McIntire — September 14, 2014 @ 3:51 am | Reply

  5. These are SO beautiful!! Thank you so much for capturing our day! These pictures are everything I have ever imagined! Love them all!

    Comment by Amanda Miller — September 14, 2014 @ 8:09 pm | Reply

  6. These pictures are so wonderful! They really tell the story of Amanda and Eric’s wedding in such an enchanted way. It is so fun to be able to re-live the day through beautiful photography. Amazing job Ifong.

    Comment by Debbie Peterson — September 16, 2014 @ 3:27 am | Reply

  7. Beautiful photos of a Beautiful couple.It makes a Dad proud.

    Comment by David Peterson — September 16, 2014 @ 3:33 am | Reply

  8. these pictures were so beautiful and fun! easy to find also, Joshua Sandberg’s Grandma, Amanda, you were a terrific teacher to Joshua and gave him the great start, that school is fun. Thankyou

    Comment by Linda Sandberg — October 26, 2014 @ 2:58 pm | Reply


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