|Our table set up|
As I was searching the wonderful world wide web one day, I ran across a fellow blogger Simply Cyn's (an NYC fashion and lifestyle blogger) post about an event called "Diner En Blanc." I was curious as to what Diner En Blanc was and was totally intrigued by the pictures and description that Simply Cyn painted. You can see her original post here. So when I heard the Diner En Blanc which literally translates to Dinner in White was coming to Atlanta I was excited to see what all the hoopla was about.
Diner En Blanc started as a social gathering 25 years ago in Paris, France for friends to come together, picnic - style, dressed in all white to enjoy food, friendship, and fun. 25 years later after countless Diner En Blanc's popping up across the globe I was excited to take part in Atlanta's first - ever Diner En Blanc. I signed up on the wait-list and was contacted approximately two weeks prior to the event to be informed that I was able to attend. Diner En Blanc has a very strict set of rules. They don't tell you the location of the event until the day of the event when you gather at the "meet - up location." You MUST wear white, bring your own table, chairs, white linen (tablecloth and napkins), picnic basket, 3 course meal, cutlery (no plastic allowed), place settings (again no plastic allowed), and a decorations to accommodate your spread. This is an elegant event so they want you to treat it as such. When we first arrived to the meet - up spot it was a bit chaotic. But once everyone got settled in with their group leaders, and we were directed to the final location which happened to be in the middle of Atlantic Station downtown Atlanta...the fun began!
|Dinner in mason jars|
|Aren't these centerpieces just gorgeous? *Jots down ideas for next year*|
|Me in my all white...I know you've seen this maxi a time or two, but it's all good|
|My hubby in his all white looking dapper|
|Snapping pics at the table|
|Random guests at Diner En Blanc|
|Lighting the sparklers before hitting the dance floor|
|The scene on the dance floor|
Outfit Details: White Maxi (New York & Co.), Blazer (H&M), White Sandals (Charming Charlie's), Feather Earrings (Charlotte Russe), Necklace Converted into a Headpiece (TJ Maxx)
I won't go into to too many details, but I will say...it was worth every penny, especially being Atlanta's first time throwing the event. I met some awesome people, had great food, spent the night with my awesome husband, and danced the night away in all white (AFTER LABOR DAY may I add, can you say #rulebreakers) with a group of strangers...and it was amazing! I can't wait until next year's Diner En Blanc 2015. Count me in!
I would highly suggest you researching if this event comes to your city (next year). You should at least try it once...I promise, it's an experience like no other!