Diner en Blanc
Diner en Blanc 2015 Vancouver
My partner in Fashion, (rather than crime) the talented photographer Kuna Lu & I attended the 4th annual Diner en Blanc – Vancouver on Tuesday, Aug 25th, which was held this year at Canada Place and was well attended by 4500 guests!
Everyone was decked out in their best all-white-on-blanc looks (and sometimes off-white or even cream in some cases.) Many were whimsical, and a few were even wonderfully creative art installations!
As we signed in we saw many familiar faces and met some new friends as well! Shout out to Steven Schelling and his fabulous team at Camber Communications for our invites to Diner en Blanc – Vancouver this year as well as the last event we covered together, The Deighton Cup! After checking in, we were entertained by the talented contortionists and circus performers from the Vancouver Circus School.
Our friend Jigme Nehring, owner of Mine & Yours dazzled in her all-white creation. We love you!
We made our way upstairs to the media area where we enjoyed some bubbly sponsored byCharton-Hobbs and delicious canapés provided by the excellent Hawksworth Restaurant.
After bumping into several familiar faces and colleagues in the media such as Christie Lohr the creator of StyleNineToFive, we headed back down and took in some of the creative ways that the attendees set up their tables to dine in Blanc al fresco.
Bikki & his friends had fun posing with me at the booth by Photobooth Vancouver against a floral wall by The Flower Factory, Bikki is a fabulous Men’s suit designer who is sporting a white pair of suspenders designed by local talent JJ Suspenders.
Enjoying a glass of champagne with Christie Lohr, creator of the successful StyleNinetoFive.com
The sun began to set and the stylish attendees enjoyed their meals and wine, either brought with them from home or catered by several different restaurants. This is how it all began in Paris, and is now recreated around the world in many different cities annually.
Guests enjoy their meals either catered or brought from home. They all brought their own tables and chairs, too.
I stopped to have a moment of fun with the Marie Antoinette ladies in white from Zynth & co.
Kuna and I were pleasantly surprised by the life and first ever real wedding that took place at Diner en Blanc Vancouver, as Rachel & Sam Merrell got married to all of us as their guests witnessing this beautiful moment of love.
We continued rounds as the event this year was split up into several different zones as Kuna snapped pictures of several guests with their friends at their gorgeously decorated tables. At 9pm, after the sunset we all celebrated with a memorable moment of unity as we lit our sparklers and rejoiced in wonderful company.
After the sparklers died down, I enjoyed bumping into my friend Jessica Luxe & her man and making some new friends along the way as we headed through the crowds’ en blanc ending up at the main stage.
The party began as the music played on the main stage. I even had time to squeeze in a dance on the floor and a fist pump after checking out talented artist Johnny Taylor who was painting his abstract canvases live in front of the guests.
We had a blast and it was so awesome seeing all of you in your beautiful outfits. I leave you all with some of my favourite peeps as well as my top picks for the best looks of the evening. Thanks for having us and see you next year!
See you soon!