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Monday, April 2, 2012

Under the Cherry Blossoms

Last night David and I attended our church's preschool fundraiser, "Under the Cherry Blossoms".
It was a wonderful night, and funds and awareness were raised for our preschool (I serve as board chairperson this year).

I took my camera, of course, and snapped a bunch of photos.  Bistro 310 was transformed and we enjoyed an amazing four course Japanese dinner, along with a traditional tea ceremony, a live auction, and a great time to catch up with friends who attended.

The artwork for the invitations were made by our four year old students.  Notecards of the artwork were available.  I loved them and pick up a packet.

Our Japanese families helped decorate the restaurant and organize the event.  It looked really beautiful!

There were a number of beautiful live floral arrangements.  So pretty.

This antique kimono and obi were in the live auction.

Serenity boxes were made for the event and lined the tables.  Most fun centerpieces ever!

This is the artwork that was used for the invitations.  I desperately wanted this framed version and bid on it, but it went to a tablemate.  Turns out her daughter's bedroom is decorated in cherry blossoms so they clearly needed the artwork more than me :)

During the cocktail and appetizer hour, a gentleman played the Koto.  It was really pretty.

My sweet friends and fellow board members Regan and Emily volunteering at the event.

Robin (restaurant owner) and her parents.

The traditional tea ceremony

It was a really fun night for a great cause!

1 comment:

Faith, Trust and Pixie Dust said...

What a great theme & dinner. It looks like it was a great success! I love the note cards the children made. So beautiful. Thank you for stopping by & leaving a sweet comment on my blog, BTW!

Warmly, Michelle