Banzai Sushi was the spot to be on Friday, September 3! That evening it was home to Christy and Kelley's Rehearsal Dinner, as over 80 guests from around the country had flown in during the past week to celebrate the big day. Banzia Sushi was full of family, and friends dating back from elementary school to graduate school friends where Christy and Kelley had met.
As guests arrived they were treated to an open bar and the sounds of a local reggae band filled the packed house. In the background a slideshow rolled showing pictures of a lifetime of memories of the soon to be husband and wife.
Once seated, the seven course Japanese dinner began. From edamame to maki mono rolls and a finale of "Duke" cupcakes, a tribute to where the couple met, Banzai Sushi pulled off a fabulous event!
Throughout each course laughter ensued as toasts were given by the bridal party and the hosts for the evening, Kelley's parents. It was obvious that while they had both lived around the country and attended various schools, they made the best of friends all around!
The dinner went late into the evening and I left wondering how the wedding could top this evening?
Pink Blossom Events had the great pleasure of working with the Groom's Parents to pull this evening off. In addition, we couldn't have done it without the help of Banzai's owner, Sam!
Photos courtesy of Benjamin DiCaprio Photography.