Philadelphia Diner en Blanc – The Rest of The Photos
As one of the photographers that shot Diner en Blanc for the past four years, I am in awe of the producers of the show, two women and a small army of volunteers. Philadelphia Diner en Blanc organizers Natanya DiBona (left) and Kayli Moran attended the Montreal Diner en Blanc, 5 years ago and thought what a great idea, let’s see if we can bring it to Philly. They did, and it’s become one of the most successful of the diner’s held around the country. 4,500 people signed up to participate in the event this year, and yes there was 30,000 on the wait list. That is amazing, especially since folks have to bring all their own stuff to the dinner, and carry back home too. But as the ‘rents always told us, hard work results in great rewards. Great memories are made during Diner en Blanc, as well as great friendships, even relationships and a handful of engagements.
From its French tradition, Diner en Blanc
has been celebrating it’s pop up dinner for four years now, with each passing year it grows.
This year 4500 people dressed in white met
throughout the city of Philadelphia; they were then transported to a
“secret location”, the Navy Yard via public transportation (which is
paid by the hosts) or were bussed to the Diner en Blanc
location among the Navy Ships.
Guests were in a jovial mood despite the mile long walk, and drizzle
|White outfits included tuxedos and gowns and groups of friends who wore white masks, flapper dresses, wedding gowns and even bunny
ears.Many people wore hats which was apropo for the rain.
Guests either brought their own meals or ordered from one of the caterers Luke Palladino,
with friends who dressed in white so that they could spot each other at
the Bois de Boulogne park in Paris.
Eat your heart out P Diddy, who used to hold the White Party in the Hampton s every August