Ifong Chen Weddings

January 30, 2016

Jessica & Zach at Davenport Hotel

So after Zach’s amazingly romantic proposal! It was down to business to plan our dream wedding! We started with setting a time and location. Since we were both teachers we felt that a winter (December) wedding would be ideal since we would always have that time of year off to go on a mini-honeymoon. Since most of Zach’s family would have to travel for the wedding, we chose a location (Spokane, WA) with a larger airport than Pullman or Lewiston. When thinking about a venue for the wedding reception, the first place that came to mind was the Historic Davenport Hotel. We had stayed there the previous December after Zach returned from celebrating Christmas with his family in Wisconsin. Seeing how breathtaking the Davenport Hotel was when it was decorated for the Christmas season, simplified our decision. We chose the Marie Antoinette Ballroom, since it had a special place in our hearts. We had shared a dance there when we were exploring the hotel one evening. We were so happy to find out that the room and the date that we wanted were available! We were able to have the ceremony at the beautiful St. Matthew Lutheran Church, which is about five miles north of the Historic Davenport Hotel.

After arranging the location of the ceremony and reception, was the whirlwind of finding the perfect dress, the best photographer, the tastiest wedding cake, the sexiest tuxes, the funnest DJ, the most beautiful flowers, and finishing up all the other details. Although it seemed that every weekend was consumed in preparing for the wedding, preparations went by fast, where everything seemed to fall into place.

After 8 long months of planning, our BIG DAY finally arrived! December 19th, 2015 was a day that we will remember for the rest of our lives. Not only because it was a day that we married our best friend, it was a beautiful day, filled with joy, friends, family, love, God, and even a few snowflakes. We couldn’t have imagined anything more wonderful!

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11 Comments »

  1. Thank you for recording our special day! We love the pictures!

    Comment by Jessica Heiden — January 31, 2016 @ 4:05 pm | Reply

  2. Love, love, love! Tells such a great story!

    Comment by Felicia — January 31, 2016 @ 9:27 pm | Reply

  3. Gorgeous wedding, Jess! Congrats!

    Comment by Stacey Kinnick — February 1, 2016 @ 12:13 am | Reply

  4. We love the pictures! Thank you capturing our special day!!!

    Comment by Zach Heiden — February 1, 2016 @ 12:59 am | Reply

  5. I loved working with you Ifong and the pictures are amazing as always! Thank you so much!

    Comment by Jessica Heiden — February 1, 2016 @ 1:11 am | Reply

  6. Beautiful pictures! I hope to see more!

    Comment by Jesse — February 1, 2016 @ 1:41 pm | Reply

  7. These are awesome!! So beautiful! In one of the dance pictures, Grandpa Dennis with the cowboy hat is leaning in close to Jessica in the background and saying something to her
    . It would be cool to have that zoomed in on and a picture!

    Comment by Chris King — February 4, 2016 @ 7:23 pm | Reply

  8. Beautiful wedding for two amazing people!

    Comment by Rachel McConnell — February 4, 2016 @ 7:24 pm | Reply

  9. Stunning pictures Jessica.

    Comment by Christine H — February 4, 2016 @ 10:03 pm | Reply

  10. Beautiful!

    Comment by Brian — February 5, 2016 @ 12:35 am | Reply

  11. Ifong was the perfect photographer to save the moments of their special day and create lasting treasured memories.
    Thank you!

    Comment by Sue Heiden — February 12, 2016 @ 1:25 pm | Reply


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