Ifong Chen Weddings

July 14, 2016

Jessica & Cameron at Cannon’s edge

Vendor:
Food: Einstein Bagels
Flowers: Roses and More
Rings: Mark Webb Jewelers
Venue: Cannons Edge
Dress: Marcellas Bridal
Mens Suits and Attaire: JcPenny
Cake: Sweet Frosting

Bridesmaid dreses: davids bridal
Make up and hair: silhouette studio

Jessica:

I had just moved to Idaho, ready to start my new life away from California. I was a little anxious and excited to start back at school in a place I had never been and where faces weren’t familiar. Although I was faced with fears, I knew that this chapter in my life had great opportunity to learn and grow.

Cameron:

My last semester in Idaho arrived, but all I could think about was moving onto another school. At the last minute my schedule changed, and I found myself taking the last seat in a chemistry class.

On the first day of chemistry class I was running late (as always: Jessica), but before I sat down I scanned the room to find the cutest girl in the class. I took a seat right across from Jessica, in hopes of having her as my lab partner throughout the semester.

Jessica:

Class began and our instructor informed us that we needed to pick a person to be our lab partner throughout the semester. Before I could even look around, Cameron came around the table and asked me if I would be his partner. Little did I know, this moment was the start of a relationship that would change my life forever.

After a few weeks I began to realize that Jessica was different, she was everything I was looking for in a woman and more than I could imagine. It’s funny how right when you’re about to give up God gives you an amazing blessing. I started to get this feeling in my bones and I knew we had some amazing potential and soon I fell in love with the beauty of her character, her loving heart, her dedication to her passions and mine, her willingness to try or go on any adventure, and her unwavering love. Jessica brings out the best in me and she has shown me things I had no idea I had. I know she will always stand by my side through the crazy adventures, the toughest days, and the greatest moments. She has given me the most precious thing she has, her love and I will cherish it for the rest of my days, she is truly the love of my life and I’m so excited to share her with the world.

Since the beginning, Cameron and I built our relationship in a way that was different for the both of us. We were two friends that challenged one another, and fell madly in love with each other. You see Cameron was different than any other guy that I had met before. He was a true gentleman that held the door open for me, he didn’t try to put “all the right moves on me,” he waited and then asked if he could kiss me (and got rejected the first couple of times), and he truly respected me. I fell in love with his charm, good looks, intelligence, and his adventurous spirit. Cameron has challenged me to do things that I have never done before and he truly brings out the best in me. When I moved up to Idaho, I had no intentions of getting into a relationship, but Cameron was my unexpected surprise and I am so glad that God has brought him into my life. I cannot believe how lucky I am. I look forward to this crazy journey called life, because I know that I have Cameron by my side to catch me when I fall and laugh with me through the joyous of times.

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September 23, 2015

Tia & Nick at Cannons Edge

Venue: Cannons Edge
Caterer: David’s Pizza
Cake: Nothing Bundt Cakes
Flowers: Rose and Blossom
Dj: Kevin Ryno
Brides and Bridesmaid dresses: Bridal Collections
Suits: bridal Collections Tux Center
Hair- Jill Stern from Be Loved Salon
Makeup- Alexa Shortell at Kiss and Make-upTia:

Nick and I met in high school, I was a freshman and he was a junior. The first time I saw him I thought he was handsome, but he didn’t pay much attention to me. Since we were both athletes, we were in study hall together and had the opportunity to get to know each other a little bit. We hung out a couple times but our relationship never moved beyond a friendship…He was really into sports and I was really into him.
He graduated and went on to play baseball in college and I figured our paths would never cross again. Fast forward 15 years…while I was cutting a mutual high school friend’s hair, Nick’s name came up as we were talking about people we were still friends with. After a few days, I couldn’t stop thinking about him, so I decided to look him up on Facebook. Lucky for me, he was even more handsome than I remembered! We messaged back and forth for a week before going on our first date.

Nick:
After Tia contacted me on Facebook, we hung out for the first time on my 32nd birthday, and things just took off from there. We began dating and spending a lot of time together. Tia met my friends, and I hers, and for the first time my friend’s opinions about my girlfriend didn’t matter because I knew she was special. Fortunately for them, they liked her too.
Then I got sick and Tia literally never left my side. After my first surgery and a day in the hospital, I knew that I loved her more than anything and that she was a very important person to me. She looked after me the entire time I was laid up, even making me eat when I didn’t want to. In fact, that’s the only time she’s ever cooked for me. 😉

Tia:
After our first date, we began spending a lot of time together and I eventually introduced Nick to my daughter, Maeya. Since the day he met her, he has treated her like his own daughter, it just melts my heart. At times, I even feel like he is a better parent than me because he is so patient with Maeya. Seeing his love for her made me realized how much I loved him and wanted to spend the rest of my life with him by my side, raising a family together. Even as I took care of him while he was sick, I never once wanted to leave his side and I couldn’t wait to marry him!

Nick:
After I recovered from my surgeries, I knew it was only a matter of time before I would ask her to marry me. She put a little pressure on the timeline, but it was only speeding up the inevitable. The night of the proposal was one of the most nerve racking nights of my life. Before I was about to propose, Tia excused herself to the restroom and it felt like she was gone forever. But, when she came back to the table, I successfully proposed and pow, we were getting married.
After a wonderful surprise engagement party planned with the help of Tia’s cousin and Matron of Honor, the wedding planning commenced. Our 10-month engagement flew by and pow, we are married!

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