Location: Dallas, Texas
Hi everyone. Happy Monday! Hoping everyone had a good one. This past weekend, my husband and I had the most romantic fall date night. Have you ever heard of Diner en Blanc? . If you have not heard of this, the idea is basically an epic pop-up picnic that originated in France and was first held in Paris and now has gained so much popularity internationally. In fact, we recently had one in Dallas that I totally missed out on. So, when an opportunity to attend a Diner en Blanc inspired event came up, I was really curious and excited to experience it. As the name stated, everything had to be in white. For our event, the tables and chairs were provided. but guest were to bring everything else. When I said everything, I meant everything. From the tablecloths, dish ware, florals, candles, wine and food and of course good company!
Decorating the table is truly up to you when it comes to design. May I say that that was one of my favorite parts. Some were fancy and glamorous, others boasting rustic-chic elements, others beautifully decorated with pumpkins. When the secret location was revealed two hours before the event started (another tradition of Diner en Blanc) and learning that it was going to be at a park, I knew I wanted to do a romantic-bohemian inspired tablescape by mixing heirloom roses and wild flowers corralled in mismatched vases.
Dressing up for Diner en Blanc was a huge deal for the event. Remember this event originated in France, and we all know how polished and stylish the French are, therefore it had to be fancy. Seriously, it is a nod to the days when people attended a picnic looking chic and elegant in head to toe white. Some even showed up with fascinators and floral crowns. For this event, I knew I had to wear my favorite white, lace, midi length Self-portrait dress paired with these Chloe booties. I've been really loving lace this year and I couldn't think of a better occasion to wear it. This Calypso St. Barth tote was perfect to carry some smaller items for the picnic.
The sun was just starting to dip into the horizon and I had finished the floral arrangement and setting the table. Just the perfect time to sample the charcuterie plate my husband prepared on site and toast with some bubbly with the hubby. Cheers everybody!
We brought, prepared and hauled everything at the site and yet it was the most relaxing and enjoyable evening. Could it be the from the band playing, or the crisped autumn breeze?
Something about dining under the moonlit sky and stars that exudes romance. Even store bought food tasted better. By this time though, the temperature had dropped down in the 60's and we totally forgot to pack a throw. It was a good thing the hubby was there to warm me up.
At this event, you were to stay until the waving of the white table napkins but it got a bit too chilly for me. Sadly, we had to leave before the event was over. So we bid our goodbyes and packed up. Remember, no traces of you had to be left behind.
This was definitely not our usual Sunday night movie and a dinner date night and it was a good thing. I loved it so much! I actually think it is really a great idea for a party, like perhaps for this Thanksgiving. Think modern day take on a potluck? What do you think? Would you attend one of these events? Again, thanks for stopping by!