Diner en Blanc Dress

Diner en Blanc Vancouver

Originating in Paris, Diner en Blanc is a unique affair, where guests don white from head to toe, and gather in a surprise outdoor venue to share in an elegant supper.  This year for Diner en Blanc Vancouver, 4,500 attendees wined and dined along the wrap-around balconies of Canada place, overlooking the Burrard Inlet.

Diner en Blanc Style

Diner en Blanc Style

Pouncing on an excuse to get dressed up, I chose a midi dress with a high neckline and low-cut back to balance it all out.

For an added chic touch, I went DIY crazy and made my own custom white fascinator in the name of some headpiece fun.

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Diner en Blanc also calls for guests to bring their own, well everything. That means from table, to table setting decor, to 3 courses of food, it’s all carted into the secret location on the night.

I, of course, reasoned this an another excuse for a cheese and meat board – anyone else addicted to these things?!

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A beautiful custom arrangement from Choice Flowers, complete with freesias and mini carnations, helped to complete our table.

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The crowd was thick, but thanks to the keen eyes of Kuna Photography and Justin Voitic of Hush Magazine, we said a quick hello (and managed these 2 quick snaps). You can read Justin’s article here.

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Diner en Blanc

If you looked beyond the white sea of people, you’d have basked in the view of the inlet – another sea, this time the bluest of blue.

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Before we knew it, the sun faded away.

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Then came time for the customary sparkler moment!

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Intermingled with the tables were art installations, such as these giant glowing letters, which spelled the word ‘MUSIC’ (I managed to grab the ‘U’). 

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A kind soul also gifted us with bubbles. Never mind my age, bubbles are still welcome!

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Ran into many smiling faces throughout the night.

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And many danced the night away! 

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2 Responses to “Diner en Blanc Vancouver”

  • I read about the Diner en Blanc event last year from a blogger living in NYC and I was absolutely enthralled by the idea. They need to bring this to Florida. I would loooove to get dolled up in all white for something! I loved your dress – the high neck and low back is a perfect balance.

    Michelle
    http://www.michelleford.gy/blog

    • Hi Michelle!

      Thanks for stopping by! Diner en Blanc really was a cool and different way to spend an evening! I had a fun time dressing up. I did some quick research and it seems Miami does have it! http://miami.dinerenblanc.info/ So maybe you can consider attending sooner than you expected. 🙂

      Rachelle