Real Wedding: Bree Carino and Barham Beireis

August 13, 2011


Names Bree Carino and Barham Beireis Live in Downtown Tacoma Occupations She’s in property management; he’s in retail A day they’ll always remember For their first Christmas together, he made her a giant cardboard robot stuffed with chocolate kisses; inside the robot’s heart was a charm bracelet Their approach to wedding planning They made major decisions like food and music together Number of guests 275 Wedding-day weather Sunny, some clouds Wedding time 3:30 Wedding budget They didn’t stick to it Processional song “Starálfur” by Sigur Rós Décor details They wanted the day to have a rustic yet chic vibe; they wanted a barn, antlers, and pheasant feathers to factor in Family elements They had their caterer prepare Grandma Carino’s Italian sausage Favorite ceremony moment Their first look prior to the ceremony; she raced up the path in her heels Unexpected event Ten minutes before the ceremony the bride asked her birth father to walk her down the aisle Favorite reception moments Dancing with friends and family Reception menu Salmon, Puyallup strawberry and spinach salad, caprese salad, green beans with garlic, and roasted potatoes—all served with Grandma’s sausage in red sauce Dessert details Five cakes with five different cake toppers and five different cake stands; they all had buttercream frosting Favors for guests Feather boutonnieres and fascinators The day in three words Magical, unforgettable, beautiful Honeymoon Cancún, Mexico

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Local Vendor list

Ceremony and Reception Private residence in Graham, Washington
Invitations Megan Kirby Design
Photography Love Study by Stacy Jacobsen
Flowers Maxine’s Floral and Gift
Catering and Rentals Gallucci’s Catering
Cake Celebrity Cake Studio
Photo booth Love Study by Stacy Jacobsen
Rings Chrey’s Jewlers
Ceremony Gown Bellevue Bridal Boutique
Reception Gown Vera Wang for David’s Bridal from David’s Bridal
Shoes Valentino from Neiman Marcus
Bridesmaids’ Attire Bellevue Bridal Boutique
Hair Baroque Salon
Groom’s Formal Wear Men’s Wearhouse
Registry Crate & Barrel, Williams-Sonoma, Velocity Art and Design, Macy’s