An evening of elegance, filled with the element of surprise, something that can only be described as magical – that is Diner En Blanc.
The concept of Diner en Blanc: At the last minute, the location is given to thousands of friends and acquaintances who have been patiently waiting to learn the “Dîner en Blanc’s” secret place. Thousands of people, dressed all in white, and conducting themselves with the greatest decorum, elegance, and etiquette, all meet for a mass “chic picnic” in a public space.
Over the course of an evening, the diners enhance the function and value of their city’s public space by participating in the unexpected.
Beyond the spectacle and refined elegance of the dinner itself, guests are brought together from diverse backgrounds by a love of beauty and good taste.
Le Dîner en Blanc recalls the elegance and glamour of court society, and diners engage one another knowing they are taking part in a truly magical event.
There are no disruptions: no car traffic, no pedestrian traffic, except for the occasional amazed and astonished looks from passersby at the scene unfolding before them. And we, as they, wonder whether it’s all not a dream…
This year, not only did I get to attend the exclusive and coveted Diner En Blanc, I also had the honour of designing the Media Lounge and of participating as a Table Leader. It was a fantastic night spent with great friends and colleagues, and of course we had to do personal table up “event industry” style. I had so much fun, and couldn’t have done any of it without the help of (and contribution from) some of my favourite event vendors in the city. HUGE thanks goes out to Gloria & her amazing team at The Flower Factory, Dan and basically everyone at A&B Party Rentals, Neda of Eclat Decor, and to the ladies I really can’t do this life without – L’nielle, Melissa & Rona.
Thank you Caroline Ross Photography, for these stunning images of our long table and media lounge setup!
One of the evening’s highlights was the Sparkler Moment – so much fun!
All in all, a beautiful experience orchestrated by The Social Concierge. =)