Theresa and Sylvain’s Basan Wedding
Restaurants are often the site of special occasions; from families celebrating birthdays to coworkers celebrating Fridays. On one particular Friday- April 10th, 2015 to be exact – Basan had the pleasure to host one couple’s very special day! When the Durham magistrate failed to appear, Basan got to host an impromptu wedding.
Here is Theresa and Sylvain’s Basan Wedding Story.
How did the two of you meet?
Like many modern couples, we met online (thanks eHarmony!) – and found that we had so much in common: a sense of adventure, a fondness of traveling, a love of animals – and a course a passion for sushi!
What was your original wedding plan and how did you end up at Basan instead?
We originally planned to marry in the Durham courthouse, have lunch at Basan and then have our friends stop by the restaurant for a celebratory toast. We had been told that we could get married anytime between 9:30 and 4:30 – so we went around 11:30am – and waited and waited – but the magistrate never showed. Finally we were told to come back between 3:00 and 3:30 – and not wanting to miss our friends – and besides, by then we were starving – we went to lunch.
At lunch, the rumor spread about our sad situation, and we got a note at the table letting us know that two of our friends could officiate weddings (who knew?) – so with the help of an iPhone for the words, and surrounding by family and friends, we tied the knot at Basan!
How did you enjoy the food? Feel free to lavish us with kind words!
Our wedding lunch was fantastic – three beautifully presented boats of marvelous sushi – plus non-sushi for Theresa’s Mom and Dad – we really recommend the real wasabi to go with it – we’ve never had anything like it and it is delicious! We’ve been to Basan before, and knew how good it is – but somehow, it tasted even better on our special day.
Any closing statements?
We would really like to thank Rachel and everyone else at Basan for making our day so special – it was so easy to plan the event, the table looked beautiful, and went with the flow and change of plans. Your space is beautiful – and we would highly recommend your restaurant to anyone looking for a wedding venue. We were also very touched by the flowers and wine that you gave to us – you have lifetime customers in us!