Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Sewn Together: Banzai!

With everyone seated with cake and champagne, my very first college friend and Sak's roommate for two years stepped up to the microphone.
As our friend who knew us before we knew each other - he shared a short, sweet, and slightly silly sentiment before delivering his Japanese toast. Which was written on a piece of paper by Sak's dad the day before.
"Shinro shimpu Banzai! Banzai! Banzai!" (Long live the bride and groom)
He did a good job for not knowing Japanese.

Sak's uncle followed next - like a seasoned pro, he bellowed his banzai.
"Raihin shokun Banzai! Banzai! Banzai!" (Long live all the guests)

Then both Sak and I got up and did a on-the-fly thank you speech to various people. Even though I had a list of names to remember - it would be a smart idea to roughly go over what you are going to say beforehand. If only for the sake of smoothness!

Our program reaching the end - it was dancing time! But before us Saks could get our boogie on, we presented our crossword winners with their gift card prizes...
Of course, it would be my high school English teacher that won! She even used the "phone a friend" option!
Everyone was reminded to draw on our guestbook canvases...
(Photo by Terra Photography)

(Photo by Terra Photography, name blur was me)
Some guests weren't quite finished with the bubbles...

And of course we gave away our lovely fresh centerpieces. We decided that the person that wore the most red would be that table's winner.
Underwear was fair game, red napkins were not.

Anyway, can we dance now?

Oh wait. We forgot something, didn't we. Yeah, I think we ought to sign that marriage certificate.

Super official!

(Unless otherwise noted, all photos courtesy family members)

Our wedding week in review:


  1. Your dress is beautiful! Love that you had your guests drawing!

  2. It looks like all of your guests had so much fun with the activities you had planned. I love the "phone a friend" option on your crosswords. So cute!

  3. I love that your guests got into this! You really knew your audience and it looks perfect!