Ifong Chen Weddings

October 14, 2014

Brittany & Jordan Engaged!!

The Story of How We Met. (Written partly by Brittany, but mostly by her friend, Michelle)

Jordan and I have a long history…of sorts. As awkward preteens, we shared a middle school; we walked the same halls and sat in the same lunchroom. You would think that we would have been drawn together then, like moths to a flame. But alas, that’s not what destiny had in store. In fact, it wouldn’t be for another 12 years that we actually said our first hellos.

After moving back to Spokane in 2012 to finish grad school, I found myself working at my previous employer where I spent the majority of my college summers. It was here, in 2007, that I met my coworker and friend, Michelle. Being older (she has been holding steady at 29 for some time now), and wiser she schooled me in the joys of finding Mr. Right. We talked about “knowing when you know” and letting destiny lead. That being said, she also said sometimes destiny needs a push and asked if I would be interested in meeting a friend and coworker of her husband’s. She (being the absolute genius she is [yes, she is helping to write this]) swore up and down that we were perfect for each other!

Meanwhile, Michelle’s husband, Kaylen, was mentoring Jordan in the same manner. Of course, when I say mentoring, I mean he shared with Jordan the important pieces of information needed when tediously working on pairing soul mates…. “Dude, you should meet this chick. She is hot, fun and available. Let’s all get drinks.” Such a valiant effort. Oh well, it worked.

Jordan and I met in January of 2013 under the eyes, scrutiny and pressure of a whole gaggle of our friends. Our quiet conversations and awkward interactions were on display for the whole group to witness…some even took pictures. No matter, the setup worked. We clicked, and destiny kicked in.

We had our first official date a few days later, and after that, we were pretty much inseparable. I guess, when you find your other half, that’s the way it goes.

We sometimes wonder where we would be today had we met 12 years ago over a pre-algebra book or in a shared homeroom. Would destiny have rolled out the same way? Quite possibly, but it’s probably best this way. After all, tween marriage is such a cliché.

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  1. Such beautiful pictures! Brittany and Jordan, you couldn’t be any more perfect together.

    Comment by jenifor04@yahoo.com — October 14, 2014 @ 5:27 pm | Reply

  2. Absolutely amazing photos. The fun, loving personalities of both Jordan and Brittany really shine through. Wonderful job.

    Comment by Michelle — October 14, 2014 @ 5:27 pm | Reply

  3. Very nice.

    Comment by Kaylen — October 14, 2014 @ 5:53 pm | Reply

  4. Nice pics!! You two look sooo happy together. Thank you for sharing these precious moments

    Comment by John — October 14, 2014 @ 8:18 pm | Reply

  5. Very Very Nice!! Great job of gasping their spirits that will soon be together forever. Happy Engagement!!

    Comment by karla Seastrom — October 14, 2014 @ 9:09 pm | Reply

  6. I love the pictures! (And they made me cry, of course!) You look beautiful, handsome and so happy! Love, Mom

    Comment by Rita Hadley — October 14, 2014 @ 9:09 pm | Reply

  7. You are so beautiful Brittany! So happy for you two love birds!! I love you so much!

    Comment by Lauren K — October 15, 2014 @ 12:53 am | Reply

  8. Great pictures. You look so Happy together. Congratulations . Love Grandma

    Comment by Eva Marshall — October 21, 2014 @ 4:02 am | Reply

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