The second edition of Le Diner en Blanc South Georgian Bay took place on Saturday, August 10th. After months of preparation a sell out crowd of 900 people came together to feast under a beautiful sky, inspired by local charm and a welcoming atmosphere.
Once again, this year’s edition gave South Georgian Bay’s inhabitants a chance to exhibit their fashion sense, showcase their classy taste for design and elegance and share their gastronomic delights. World-renown for its photogenic moments, Saturday night’s Le Diner en Blanc was no exception.
Attendees gathered at one of 9 departure points in all-white attire around South Georgian Bay and were guided into the secret event location by an incredible team of Group and Table Leaders to the astonished looks of passers-by. It was quite the spectacle as hundreds of people in all-white attire were seen walking along First Street in Collingwood.
A special thank you to the Group & Table Leaders, these dedicated community professionals helped to ensure the evening ran smoothly and that everyone got to the secret location without a hitch.
As guests arrived at the secret location in Harbourview Park with the breathtaking backdrop of the Collingwood Terminals building, they began the process of setting up their portable tables, white chairs, white table linens and gourmet meal. Guests allowed their creativity to shine with elaborate and breathtaking table décor.
The winner of best table décor will win a prize pack of a one-year supply of Edica Naturals supplements for 2, Golf for 2 including carts at Cranberry Golf Course and an Aquapath Experience for 2 at Living Waters Resorts.
Guests were dressed elegantly in all-white attire and were encouraged to be as stunning and creative as possible. The winner of South Georgian Bay’s best dressed will win a trip for two to attend the original Diner en Blanc in Paris, France in 2020, sponsored by Marion’s Hair Studio and Furbelows ladies clothing boutique. Many of the outfits seen were beyond creative and truly breathtaking.
Once on-site guests were cast as explorers of the event and encouraged to roam and experience the wonders of the night which included beautiful art installations and epic sponsor installations. Event Sponsor Biion Footwear offered a complimentary Aperol Spritz, and featured all-white ping-pong, games, a shoe wall and a gorgeous lounge. Meredith Cudney realtor at Engel & Volkers opted for a fun photo booth where guests took home a printed photo and also received a fun digital giphy by Roth Media. Edica Naturals gave guests a complimentary one-month supply of an organic supplements of their choice and also had a beautiful digital photo booth and a glowing luminescent lounge. Masi Wines and Louis Roederer Champagnes were on-site with their giant champagne bottles which had “Where’s Waldo” moments throughout the night.
Art installations included a romantic and breathtaking swing set curated by local design expert Ellen Oelbaum and a giant polar bear we like to call “Pauly” donated by Elephant Thoughts. Guests were also treated to complimentary hair and make-up touch-ups by The Spa Truck and were served complimentary samples of national partner JP Chenet out of the whimsical Bea Bar. She’s so pretty!
The iconic napkin wave moment signaled the start of dinner at 7:30pm and the sparkler moment signaled the end of dinner at 9:00pm. Then the after-party began! Roaming stilt-walkers from The Collingwood Circus club in outfits made specifically for Diner en Blanc interacted with guests while The Spin Starlets got things going by showcasing their mastery of the hula hoop and other incredible things that glowed and spun. The 10-piece KC Roberts and The Live Revolution brought it all home with their soul-funk-groove featuring a full horn section, back up singers and the king of shredding himself KC Roberts in all-white attire of course!
Le Diner en Blanc celebrates Joie De Vivre, community, friendship, diversity and was a stunning evening full of food, fashion, art, music, joy and happiness.
The evening was nothing short of magical!
Le Diner en Blanc is produced by Collingwood-based international events company Momento Events and directed by Senior Event Producer Lori D’Agostino.