Photos by Eric Vitale Photography
From a press release:
“The sixth edition of Le Dîner en Blanc – Washington DC took over Freedom Plaza on Saturday, August 24 for another unforgettable night of friendship, elegance and fun.
5,000 guests, donning their best summer whites, met at departure points throughout the city, which all converged at DC’s Freedom Plaza along Pennsylvania Avenue, NW between The White House and Trump International Hotel just before dusk for the sole purpose of sharing a gourmet meal with good friends in one of the city’s most celebrated locations.
Guests were greeted upon arrival by local brass ensemble DuPont Brass. Toting elegant white picnic baskets filled to the brim with gourmet treats, they set up their tables and chairs and created unique table decor designs, including elegant chandeliers, miniature lit Eiffel Towers, white parasols, and lanterns and sparkling lights. As soon as all table settings were perfected, the beginning of dinner was signalled by the traditional waving of white linen serviettes. Guests also enjoyed several experiential, “Instagram-worthy” elements to Le Dîner en Blanc DC, including installations on the Freedom Plaza platform that included: men and women on stilts, fashion photo booths, haiku typewriters and more. Music filled the air throughout dinner, while guests dined and enjoyed the company of friends. After dinner, thousands of blazing sparklers signaled the opening of the dance floor, with an energetic performance by DJ NattyHeavy.
At the signal of the end of the evening, guests packed up their belongings as well as all their rubbish and left the site as if the night had never happened but with a head full of unforgettable moments and new friendships.”