I gave a little hint of what I was attending last night on yesterday evening’s Instagram pic with the caption: “All White Tonight!”
Yes, all white, after Labor Day. Charleston hosted it’s first ever Diner En Blanc. The concept still amazes me because after I explain all the details, I’m just still impressed everything went so smoothly.
Basically, these dinners are hosted around the world. Each small group has an appointed leader and everyone is told ahead of time to meet at a certain location around the city. Each group meets at different locations, but all at the same time. No one knows the prime location of where the dinner will take place until right before they walk to it.
Our group met at the baseball stadium and the final location was Brittle Bank Park. The setting was absolutely beautiful and the weather couldn’t have been more perfect!
As we arrived, the sun was starting to set, and the final sunset was seriously something I’ll never forget. There’s a reason South Carolina is called the Palmetto State.
Keep in mind, there is nothing at the location, except for the bar, bathrooms and a dance floor. No tables, no linens, no silverware or plates, nothing.
I’ll be honest and say that it wasn’t an easy task to meet all the specifications required, but once we all sat down table to table, with our delicious food and good company, it was totally worth it.
So what were the specifications?
First off, obviously, you had to wear white.
You also had to bring your own meal. Many people brought their own food, but different restaurants around Charleston had pre-set picnic baskets that you could order ahead of time. We picked Caviar and Bananas, mostly because we wanted the fried chicken, and it was amazing!
You had to bring a table, chairs, table cloth, and a white napkin. And all of these had to be specific sizes, so that all the tables could line up together, and everything went together the right way. Our group rented ours, so it was already at our meeting spot when we got there. We only had to carry it a little ways to our set location.
Every Diner en Blanc starts with everyone waving their napkins over their heads.
And it concludes with sparklers!
Lucky for us, they had a DJ afterwards, so we all got a chance to dance and socialize with friends that may have been sitting at other tables.
I pulled some pics from other cities to give you a better view of how large these dinners can get.
This was the first time I’ve ever attended anything with a drone flying around snapping pictures. It kind of freaked me out. Haha. But I’m sure the photos of the event will be amazing!
You should check out the site and see if there’s one coming to your city.
It was definitely a night to remember!
What I Wore
Cynthia Steffe Dress (runs a little small, I’d recommend sizing up at least one size, $148) // Candy Shop Vintage Elephant Looking Glass Necklace // Charleston Rice Beads Necklace (worn as a bracelet) // Candy Shop Vintage Tassel Earrings (I’m sure you’ve noticed, but I never ever wear dangly earrings because I think they’re always so heavy on my ears, but these were actually super light! Love them so much I think I need another pair!) // Wedges (on sale for $39)
Kate Spade joined in on all of the Friends & Family sales going around.
Everything is 25% off with code: INDULGE.
This includes my thermal mug and ring that I posted about yesterday!
And this watch is also included in the sale!
**Click on items in both images above to shop.**
I hope y’all have a wonderful weekend!
We’re heading out of town to visit family in south Georgia.
It’s been too long since the last time we visited.