Ifong Chen Weddings

April 14, 2016

Courtney + Jed at Davenport Hotel & Overbluff Cellars

Ceremony: Davenport Hotel
Reception: Washington Cracker Building, Overbluff Cellars
Food: Couple of Chefs Catering
Cake: Chaps
Drinks: Perry Street Brewing & Overbluff Cellars
Music: Folkinception & The Twin Towers
Rentals: Event Rents
Florals: Roses and More & Candace Lee (Matron of Honor)
Dress & Veil: Marcella’s Bridal
Makeup: Carolina Johnson
Hair: Janet Sonneborn
Groom’s Suit: Nordstrom, Hugo Boss & Burberry

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August 12, 2014

Katie and Jeremiah at Roche Harbor, San Juan Island, Washington

Vendor List

Venue & Lodging:  Roche Harbor Resort

Catering:  Roche Harbor Resort

Ceremony:  Our Lady of Good Voyage Chapel

Photographer:  Ifong Chen Photography

Videographer:  Ferguson Films

Ceremony Music:  Joe Miller

DJ:  DJ Doug (Doug Rhine)

Wedding Cake & Desserts:  Felicitations Bakery

Flowers:  Robin’s Nest

Wedding Dress:  Marcella’s Bridal

Suits:  Joseph A. Banks

Hair & Makeup:  Afterglow Spa

*** A special thank you to our parents and family for all of your help! Especially my mom, Kerry Barbour! This day came together without a hitch because of all your hard work! Thank you for all you did to make the wedding of our dreams come true!

In a year and a half both Katie and Jeremiah would have never guessed their lives would have changed so dramatically in such a short period of time. It started with a blind date set up by a wonderful couple who thought these two should meet. They were right; on January 12th their love story began! They learned quickly how much they had in common. A few beer festivals, kayaking adventures and trips to the San Juan Islands and Mexico later they both knew they had found the one. The surprise kayaking engagement was the ideal setting to ask Katie to be his wife and best friend forever. Now, less than a year later they are living in Denver with new jobs, a new house, a new puppy and now newlyweds! Katie and Jeremiah summed it all up perfectly, “What a wonderful adventure! The best year and a half of our lives with many more to come! We feel so blessed to have found each other!”

 

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July 31, 2014

Annie & Aaron at Mrs. Kalin’s Barn

Vendors:
Venue- Mrs. Kalin’s Barn
Photography- Ifong Chen
Food- Fery’s Catering
Flowers- Help from friends​ and Kelly Moore’s Garden
Dress- Marcella’s Bridal
Cake- Marcel’s Cake
Shortcake- Grandma Alice Gleason’s recipe
All Rentals- A-Z Rentals
Everything Else- A HUGE thank you to everyone who helped make our wedding day absolutely perfect. To our parents, siblings, and all other family and friends, you have blessed us more than we deserve. Our wedding was a testament to all of the love and support the people around us provide us with, we are so immensely thankful.

A special thank you to my momma, Kelly Moore. Mom, there are no words to depict how thankful I am not just for your amazing efforts toward this day, but to the woman I am because of who you are. You have been there to encourage Aaron and I from the moment he was just the first boy to show up on our front porch, to creating the most beautiful day for us to start the rest of our lives together. I am in awe of the woman God entrusted my life to. Thank you for everything you do for your kids, we love you so very much!

Our story..
Aaron and I are your semi-typical high school musical sweethearts, without the cool hair and choreographed dance moves. When we met, I was 15 he was 17 and we were the most competitive students in our PE class at University High School. I immediately sought  him as someone to test my athletic prowess while he was subtly trying to catch my eye from across our attendance spots (and breaking my finger in a basketball game during the process). That spring semester ended with an epic water fight and no exchange of phone numbers.

Summer went by and we didn’t see each other until we ended up both being “Crimson Crew Leaders” at orientation for the incoming freshman class. Before orientation the leaders were required to attend a weekend retreat. It was there, during a rainy pick up soccer game, that I realized that the handsome, athletic senior boy on the other team was the same boy in my PE class just a few months earlier.

It wasn’t until the long awaited, stressful homecoming season and a few hallway encounters later that it seemed Aaron could be the first boy I would maybe, possibly, if I had to, go to the dance with. But it wasn’t until he showed up unexpectedly at my house with a rose in his hand, that I just had to comply with the social norms of “dating” – a concept I was not too fond of. Little by little, his charismatic nature, goofy laugh, and servant’s heart showed me the beauty of what a blessing love can be.

The dance was on October 2nd 2009 and on October 17th after a Spokane Chief’s victory, he became the first (and only) boy I would refer to as “boyfriend” and asked if he could accompany my family and I to church the next day. From Needtobreathe concerts, to soccer games, to long college study sessions,  the rest of our story has been one of a constant journey of growth, love, trust and commitment to one another and our relationships with God.

My best friend asked me to be his wife on July 6, 2013 and on July 18, 2014 I made a promise to be with him for the rest of my life, what a beautiful life it is turning out to be!

 

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