Diner en Blanc - Melbourne 2015 @ Saturday, March 14, 2015
Saturday 7th March
Dîner en Blanc is a Parisian phenomenon which started 24 years ago. Essentially a mass picnic in a secret, prestigious, city site, Dîner en Blanc is made spectacular by the dress code of pure white elegance. There's three staggered stages to getting tickets, only at the third the public can buy tickets. During stage one I was invited by le beau's mother, stage two I was invited by Emma.
We didn't go as I didn't have anything to wear (le beau says if life were a movie this is where my wardrobe doors burst open revealing a
Personally I probably wouldn't go because it's a very social event and I'm not very social, I'm also a freeloader when it comes to moving stuff/setting-up due to a disability so I feel bad about being the damsel in distress while le beau & Adrian do everything.
To go you'd need to source the table/seats, plates & co (I have one white plate, not a set of white stuff) and no wine glasses as I don't drink. Need to buy an outfit, that lets be honest, I'm unlikely to wear again, as white is not my colour. I prefer to dress in black, the colour of my soul. :P Shoes, not going to happen. I'm out.
However I will enjoy sourcing everything including the food and designing menus. The expected cost of everything (furniture/food/deco) would be $200 max. Add the cost of the event and outfit on top. Therefore I conclude that this event is not feasible to me. It's more of the idea that sounds nice.
As you might have guessed that was today's adventure! We didn't participate or take our own pictures, and so have gathered some pictures to share.
Yoga Ball Sized Balloon
Someone proposed and everyone ran over to scream/take pictures.
That is one way not to propose to an introvert :P. She said yes.
Not from the event, but I love these pictures.
Not from the event, but it fits in.
This is amazing!
Much like this level of deco.
If you didn't want to BYO you could pre-order hampers for $75.
Can't find any pictures of the whole thing, but here's part of it.
Yes I do see myself sketching the plan - if I could draw :P
I have yet to find any non-media blog posts who aren't posting merely to promote the event so these will have to do. I'm more interested in all the process that occurred before than just rocking up and not having to bring anything. Post 1 & Post 2.
Did you go to Diner en Blanc?
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