Ifong Chen Weddings

May 9, 2015

Tia & Kenneth Engaged !

Kenneth and I had our first date on August 6th, 2013 after meeting online! Kenneth was just arriving in Spokane to begin his next chapter at Fairchild AFB after leaving Dayton, Ohio and literally was checking into the Davenport Towers the night of our date. From what I’ve been told by Kenneth, he wasn’t necessarily looking to find “the one”, but as we know now, God had a different plan. We met for a drink at the Safari lounge and right when he walked in there was an instant attraction. True to Kenneth’s style, he was a few minutes late so when he asked to be excused for a minute while he checked into his room. I, true to my style, asked if he didn’t mind me ordering a glass of wine while I waited. Right away, the southern gentleman in him shined as he told the bartender “get her whatever she needs and put it on my card”. We spent the evening talking about our faith, music, family and more! I could tell by the end of the date that Kenneth was a truly a gentleman (he is from Texas) and different than anyone else I had met before. It was the best first date for both of us! As Kenneth says…..since then we’ve been ‘”living the dream”!

Tia_B01 Tia_B02 Tia_B03 Tia_B04 Tia_B05 Tia_B06 Tia_B07 Tia_B08 Tia_B09 Tia_B10 Tia_B11 Tia_B12

May 8, 2015

Baby Emma + Cassie + Chad

Emma_B01 Emma_B02 Emma_B03 Emma_B04 Emma_B05 Emma_B06 Emma_B07 Emma_B08 Emma_B09

April 29, 2015

Anna & Brenton at airplane hanger

This is the coolest wedding that hold at an airplane hanger!

Anna_B01 Anna_B02 Anna_B03 Anna_B04 Anna_B05 Anna_B06 Anna_B07 Anna_B08 Anna_B09 Anna_B10 Anna_B11 Anna_B12 Anna_B13 Anna_B14 Anna_B15 Anna_B16 Anna_B17 Anna_B18 Anna_B19 Anna_B20 Anna_B21 Anna_B22 Anna_B23 Anna_B24 Anna_B25 Anna_B26 Anna_B27 Anna_B28 Anna_B29 Anna_B30 Anna_B31 Anna_B32 Anna_B33 Anna_B34 Anna_B35 Anna_B36 Anna_B37 Anna_B38 Anna_B39 Anna_B40 Anna_B41 Anna_B42 Anna_B43 Anna_B44 Anna_B45 Anna_B46 Anna_B47 Anna_B48 Anna_B49 Anna_B50 Anna_B51 Anna_B52 Anna_B53

April 28, 2015

Laura + Page + Victoria

Laura_FB01 Laura_FB02Untitled-1 Laura_FB03 Laura_FB04 Laura_FB05 Laura_FB06 Laura_FB07 Laura_FB08 Laura_FB09 Laura_FB10 Laura_FB11 Laura_FB12

April 22, 2015

Ahnaliese + Brooklyn + Steve

The cutest baby girl ever!! I am in loving with Ahnaliese!

Ahnaliese009 Ahnaliese066Ahnaliese011 Ahnaliese067Ahnaliese018Ahnaliese081 Ahnaliese111 Ahnaliese119 Untitled-1Ahnaliese200

April 21, 2015

Stacey + Zoye +Nora

Spending a sunny morning with those beautiful people!!

Stacey_B01 Stacey_B02 Stacey_B03 Stacey_B04 Stacey_B05 Stacey_B06 Stacey_B07 Stacey_B08 Stacey_B09 Stacey_B10 Stacey_B11 Stacey_B12 Stacey_B13 Stacey_B14 Stacey_B15 Stacey_B16

April 16, 2015

Adelyn + Carly + Greg

Adelyn Mae came into this world three days past her due date, but when she decided to come she was good and ready! The night she was born she held up her own head and at that moment I knew she was going to live up to the framed picture of a Shakespeare quote her Auntie M bought her, “And though she be but little, she is fierce.” Throughout Addy’s first year she has proved that again and again! She knows what she wants and at the tender age of one is ready to take on the world. In the words of her daddy, “oh man those baby blues…we are in trouble!”

0T3A30560T3A3147 0T3A3232 0T3A3345 0T3A33490T3A34030T3A3692 0T3A3746 0T3A3782 0T3A3962

March 12, 2015

Tamarae and Ryan at The Outrigger Canoe Club, Oahu, Hawaii

Wedding Coordinator= Diana Caro-Salvador (Oahu Weddings)
Florist= Passion Roots
Reception Venue & Catering =The Outrigger Canoe Club
Ceremony Venue= Mystical Rose Oratory-St. Louis Campus
DJ = Troy Michael DJ
Surfboard & Guest Sign-in Plaque= Haleiwa Surfboard Company
Grooms Suit= Ted Baker from Nordstrom Men’s Shop
Brides Dress= La Belle Elaine’s Bridal (Bellevue, WA)
Rings=Dodson’s Jewelers (Family stone in engagement band)
Decorations = various vendors/retailers
Menus/place cards/programs = Wedding Paper Divas

 
When planning our wedding, Ryan and I started with location. We thought that a “destination” type wedding would be fun because it provides an opportunity to spend more time with guests, but we also wanted the wedding to be in a location that was meaningful for us and that we had a strong connection to. Honolulu, HI was the perfect fit. Next we thought, “what’s the best time to leave Spokane and head to a tropical destination?”… February!

In February 2014 we took a quick weekend trip to Honolulu to celebrate Ryan’s grandmother’s birthday and choose a venue and exact date. We decided on the chapel at the St. Louis campus for the ceremony as both our families have connections to the school (Ryan’s dad is an alum, and my mom is an alum of the sister school Sacred Hearts) and the campus is truly gorgeous. For the reception, there was a lot to consider. We knew we wanted to be somewhere that evokes the laid-back, tropical island vibe we love, so hotel ballrooms and resort locations just didn’t fit. Given the number of guests we expected and logistics of traveling/transportation, the outdoor private estate venues also weren’t a great option. We started thinking about some of our favorite spots that we could share with our guests, and quickly remembered the Outrigger Canoe Club. The Club sits directly on the beach and the restaurant and lanai is a favorite lunch location whenever we’re in Hawaii. After a quick walk through (and mahi mahi sandwiches with mai tais for good measure) we decided this was definitely the best venue.

In terms of wedding “details”, Ryan and I really focused on what was most important to us. Delicious, local inspired food and drinks; a fun DJ who would get people on the dance floor; and sharing our perspective and experiences that make Hawaii such a special place for us with those people who matter most. We couldn’t have been happier with how everything turned out not just with the wedding itself, but with all the activities in the days before and after. We feel truly blessed that we had an opportunity to celebrate with so many friends and family members all in one place. For us it was a week that can’t be replicated, full of memories that will never be forgotten, and we owe a big THANK YOU to everyone who made our wedding so special!

 

Tam_B01 Tam_B02 Tam_B03 Tam_B04 Tam_B05 Tam_B06 Tam_B07 Tam_B10 Tam_B11 Tam_B12 Tam_B13 Tam_B14 Tam_B15 Tam_B16 Tam_B17 Tam_B18 Tam_B19 Tam_B20 Tam_B21 Tam_B22 Tam_B23 Tam_B24 Tam_B25 Tam_B26 Tam_B27 Tam_B28 Tam_B29 Tam_B30 Tam_B31 Tam_B32 Tam_B33 Tam_B34 Tam_B35 Tam_B36 Tam_B37 Tam_B38 Tam_B39 Tam_B40 Tam_B41 Tam_B42 Tam_B43 Tam_B44 Tam_B45 Tam_B46 Tam_B47 Tam_B48 Tam_B49 Tam_B50 Tam_B51 Tam_B52 Tam_B53 Tam_B54 Tam_B55 Tam_B56 Tam_B57 Tam_B58 Tam_B59 Tam_B60 Tam_B61 Tam_B62 Tam_B63 Tam_B64 Tam_B65 Tam_B66 Tam_B67 Tam_B68 Tam_B69 Tam_B70 Tam_B71 Tam_B72

March 1, 2015

Oana & Jeff at Davenport Hotel

Hawaii, May 2014 – We’re sitting down for a nice dinner at a beachfront sushi restaurant talking about what we love most about each other. For those of you who don’t know Jeff very well…. Well, romance and mushy love stuff is not really his thing. So, most of the things said revolved around how compatible we are and how much sense it makes that we’re together. The couple next to us was celebrating their one year anniversary and they were enjoying part of their wedding cake. I remember looking at them and wondering what kind of wedding they had… was it a small intimate evening wedding with soft glowing candles on every table? Then I remember asking myself what kind of wedding Jeff would like to have one day. We started walking back to our hotel and out of nowhere Jeff wanted to walk on the beach instead of the sidewalk. I wasn’t too keen on the idea since I was wearing high heels and a long dress but in the spirit of romance I decided to follow. Shortly after we hit the sand, Jeff wanted to sit and take a break and the first thing that went through my mind is that he ate too much and needs a break. Boy was I wrong! Jeff began sharing his most beautiful thoughts and feelings with me and by the time I said yes, we were both in tears and holding each other. A few months later, on February 15, 2015 Jeff and I were married in a beautiful ceremony at the Davenport Hotel. As we begin our married life together, my biggest hope is that we will always be brave enough to be ourselves around each other and share our deepest thoughts. Crazy enough, we fell in love with each other just the way we are and I hope our love will only grow stronger with time.

Venue: Davenport Hotel
Flowers: Davenport Hotel
Hair: Amanda Winkler, Wink Salon
Makeup: Alexa Jourdan, Kiss and Makeup
Dress: Marcella’s Bridal
Cake: Marsells Cakes & Desserts
DJ: Justin Haas, AMP’D Entertainment
Piano Player: Doug Scott

 

Oana_B01 Oana_B02 Oana_B03 Oana_B04 Oana_B05 Oana_B06 Oana_B07 Oana_B08 Oana_B09 Oana_B10 Oana_B12 Oana_B13 Oana_B14 Oana_B15 Oana_B17 Oana_B18 Oana_B19 Oana_B20 Oana_B21 Oana_B22 Oana_B25 Oana_B26 Oana_B27 Oana_B28 Oana_B29 Oana_B30 Oana_B31 Oana_B33 Oana_B34 Oana_B35 Oana_B38 Oana_B39 Oana_B40 Oana_B41 Oana_B42 Oana_B43 Oana_B44 Oana_B45 Oana_B46 Oana_B47 Oana_B48 Oana_B49 Oana_B51 Oana_B52 Oana_B53 Oana_B54

February 23, 2015

Brittney & Nathaniel engaged!

Countless letters, postcards, Skype dates, phone calls, and texts have been exchanged the past 8 months between Nathaniel and Brittney thanks to a possy of friends who worked together to set them up. Brittney, who resides in Washington, traveled to Michigan to attend a previous roommate’s wedding. Just days before the flight her friend sent a message informing Brittney that there was a groomsman she needed to meet! Unbeknownst to Brittney, Nathaniel was also being prepped by the bride and groom of her arrival. Both Nathaniel and Brittney were a bit reluctant of what their friends were scheming. Fast forward to their friend’s wedding, Nathaniel introduced himself to Brittney and the two hit it off. A month later Nathaniel and Brittney started dating and 5 months later they were engaged! During this time the couple has flown back and forth between Washington and Michigan to see each other until they will be married July of 2015!

Brittany_B01 Brittany_B02 Brittany_B03 Brittany_B04 Brittany_B05 Brittany_B06 Brittany_B07 Brittany_B08 Brittany_B09 Brittany_B10 Brittany_B11 Brittany_B12

Next Page »

The Rubric Theme. Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com.

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 123 other followers