Real Wedding: Erin Dickey & Michael Carpinito

February 18, 2012


Names Erin Dickey and Michael Carpinito Live in Kent Occupations She’s the territory development manager for Office Depot; he manages farming operations for his family business Their approach to wedding planning Initially, Erin didn’t mind taking a lot of it on—but after tallying up the guest list and realizing Michael couldn’t help as much as she’d hoped, they hired a planner Wedding-day weather Windy and rainy, but the sun came out as soon as the ceremony started Wedding time 5 Number of guests 280 Wedding budget Didn’t have one Wedding theme Understated elegance illuminated by romantic lighting Family elements The officiant had a Catholic background, which was important to the groom’s Italian family Colors Champagne, blush, and white Cake Chocolate with champagne swirl, and red velvet with white chocolate mousse Favorite reception moment They didn’t think their guests would do much dancing, but the DJ got everybody moving—there was even a dance-off at one point Favorite reception menu items Chef station with carved prime rib, and cedar-smoked salmon, Caesar salad, pancetta- and date-stuffed chicken, and other items at a buffet; they were worried that the food would get cold and dried out, but they were really happy with all of it Favors for guests Gift boxes from Seattle Chocolates First dance song “At Last” by Etta James How their wedding was different than they imagined They wish they could have had more time to spend with all of the guests The day in three words Exciting, glamorous, sophisticated Honeymoon Matangi, Fiji

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Local Vendor list

Wedding Consultant Amazing Events
Ceremony, Reception, and Catering Newcastle Golf Course
Officiant Reverend Patrick Callahan
Photography Alante Photography
Flowers Flora Noelle
Cake Celebrity Cake Studio
Printed Matter Paper Passionista
Calligraphy Kelligraphy by Kelli Reiter
Ceremony Music Seattle String Quartet
Reception Entertainment and lighting Good Times DJ Service
Rings Helzberg, Friedlander’s Jewelers
Gown Brides by Demetrios
Accessories Luly Yang, Nordstrom
Bridesmaids’ Dresses Moms, Maids, and More
Makeup Salon Maison
Formal Wear Men’s Wearhouse
Alterations Just Sew North
Rentals Betta Mansions, AA Party Rentals
Rehearsal Dinner Maggiano’s Little Italy
Transportation British Motor Coach
Registry Macy’s
Honeymoon Travel Agency Totem Travel