Jaime & Patrick at Beacon Hill, Spokane, WA

The insight from my lovely bride:

Like many other girls, I’d been picturing my wedding day for years. I would often cut out pictures and glue them in notebooks so I would remember exactly what type of dress, cake, flowers, and even ringlets I’d someday like to have. However, once I met the man of my dreams and he proposed, I found that my tastes had changed, and, notwithstanding the advent of Pinterest and online photo albums, the pasted pictures were horribly out of date. So, while I knew I still wanted our day to be a direct reflection of our personalities and (current) styles, I had a much different vision of the end product when we set out to plan now our wedding day..

As I quickly found out, we truly had the A-team of vendors. In addition to the amazing team at Beacon Hill, we met the most wonderful florist, Mrs. Amy Page of Caravan Floral, who has such similar taste to my own that she was able to quickly understand my flower vision (natural looking bouquets, peonies, wildflowers, etc). She has such attention to detail and works with her clients to make sure they are fully satisfied. Our DJ, Justin with Amped Entertainment, was fantastic. He worked with us before hand to determine exactly what songs we wanted played at which times. He also acted at the MC for the night and help things to run smoothly. Because music is so important to both Patrick and me, it was very important to us that we had songs that are meaningful to us played during those intimate times of the evening. Justin worked with us to make that happen, and it proved to create a very personal ceremony and memorable reception. Lastly, Ifong Chen, our photographer, couldn’t have been any more perfect to work with. Her incredible attention to detail, a constant desire to get the perfect shot, and a kind, humorous personality make her easy and fun to work with, looming thunderstorms or not.

Ultimately, the clippings past and present paid off, and our day was incredible. Although it began with unseasonal rain and thunder, the clouds miraculously parted and the sun shone brightly by the time of our ceremony. I think what made our day so perfect was that we have such wonderful friends and family that support our relationship. From the bridal cake my Aunt Sandy made and the cake topper my mom, Mimi, crafted, to the framed pictures of our relatives on their wedding days, so many people had a hand in making it exactly the personal day we wanted it to be. Our wedding went off without a hitch, and Patrick and I truly couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day.
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Florist: Amy Page with Caravan Floral, Spokane, WA
Venue and food: Beacon Hill (Lindsay Murphy), Spokane, WA
Dress: Calla in Greenlake, Seattle, WA
Makeup: Julie Farley with The Makeup Studio, Spokane, WA
Bride’s Jewelry: Nordstrom
Hair: Haley Young with Josefine Salon Concepts, Spokane, WA
DJ: Justin with Amped Entertainment
Bridal Cake: Bride’s Aunt Sandy
Guest Cake: Just American Desserts, Spokane, WA
Photography: Ifong Chen, Spokane, WA
Groom/Groomsmen suits: Tuxedo Club, Kirkland, WA
Ceremony/Reception decorations: provided by bride and set up by friend Holly Nichols
Bridesmaid dresses: Nordstrom, Seattle, WA

Kelly & Ben Wedding-St Aloysius Church, Barrister Winery Wedding Spokane, WA

Wedding: St Aloysius Church  www.stalschurch.org

Reception: Barrister Winery  www.barristerwinery.com

Event Planning: Jamie Johnson Event  www.jaimejevents.com

Cater: Beacon Hill Catering  www.beaconhillevents.com

Make up: Shasta Hankins  www.shastahankins.com

D.J: AMP’D  www.ampdspokane.com

Videography: Ferguson Film  www.fergusonfilms.com

Flroist: Amy Page  from Caravan

Rental: Event Rents  www.eventrents.com

Limo: Little Class Limo

The love story:

Ben and Kelly both attended Gonzaga University, but didn’t meet until after they graduated, at a wedding of their mutual friends. A friend introduced them and they danced the night away. At the time, Ben was living in Spokane and Kelly was living in San Diego, but they kept in touch over the next few months. In October 2011, Kelly moved back to Spokane and their romance ignited! The following July, Ben proposed and Kelly, of course, said yes!


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