Photographed by: Nadia Albano

Last night was Vancouver’s 7th annual Diner en Blanc event, and together with our wedding industry friends, we celebrated ‘al fresco’ in true style!  The event was held in two different locations this year; Harbour Green Park and Devonian Harbour Park; both near Georgia Street, at the mouth of Vancouver’s Stanley Park.  Our table was beautifully designed and decorated with large white sun umbrellas and green and white florals, which enhanced our lovely setting for a perfect outdoor dining experience.  Here’s a peek into how we celebrated…

Dine en Blanc, Vancouver, Nadia Albano

Dine en Blanc, Vancouver, Lele Chan, Nadia Albano

Our friend and Designer, Lele Chan, of Debut Event Design was our table leader and the beauty responsible for organizing our set up.   Thank you, Lele, you did a fantastic job! xo

Dine en Blanc, Vancouver, Lele Chan, The Flower Factory, Nadia Albano

Dine en Blanc, Vancouver, Nadia Albano

Outfit Details:

I chose to go a little more casual this year and opted for this simple shirt dress from Winners ($29).  I love pockets, and I also love the high collar and cold shoulder cutout details on the shoulders!  I styled the dress with my incredible pearl platform oxfords by a designer label called Pertini, (also from Winners ($150) and accessories with my twin pearl studs by Jeweliette Jewelry .  I think I’ll take this outfit with me to London and Croatia in a few weeks!

Dine en Blanc, Vancouver, Lele Chan, The Flower Factory, Nadia Albano

Gloria of Flower Factory with Alicia Keats  and Angela of Photobooth Vancouver

Dine en Blanc, Vancouver, Lele Chan, The Flower Factory, Nadia Albano

Gloria Henry of The Flower Factory on Main Street, designed the floral for our table.  As per usual, Gloria and her team created lovely florals to enhance our experience and bring the table setting to life.

Dine en Blanc, Vancouver, Boy with A Knife, Nadia Albano

Boy with a Knife provided the catering for our table, and what a spread indeed!  We were all very impressed with the menu and the flavor of the food.  I highly recommend hiring them for your next event.  Well done, gentlemen!

Dine en Blanc, Vancouver, Nadia Albano

Dine en Blanc, Vancouver, Nadia Albano

My hubby and I…

Dine en Blanc, Vancouver, Nadia Albano

Vasia, of Vasia Photography with Shirley of Filosophi Events.

Dine en Blanc, Vancouver, Boy with a Knife, Nadia Albano

Dine en Blanc, Vancouver, Nadia Albano

Angela of Photobooth Vancouver

Dine en Blanc, Vancouver, Nadia Albano

Dine en Blanc, Vancouver, Nadia Albano

Dine en Blanc, Vancouver, Nadia Albano

Dine en Blanc, Vancouver, Nadia Albano

Dine en Blanc, Vancouver, Nadia Albano

My sister, Milena Santoro of MS Productions

Dine en Blanc, Vancouver, Nadia Albano

Jordan and Devon of Smitten Events

Dine en Blanc, Vancouver, Nadia Albano

Dine en Blanc, Vancouver, Nadia Albano

Melissa Dubienski, of Cahoots Creative Happenings, added her designer touch to our table.  She dressed it with candles, seashells and lovely decorative elements which creating a warm and inviting atmosphere.   Head over to her website to view her lovely portfolio of work!

Dine en Blanc, Vancouver, Nadia Albano

BIG thanks to my team of stylists, LJ, Vanessa and Jasmine, for beautifying our friends and guests at the table.  Everyone looked and felt fantastic because of you.  You ladies are true rockstars!

Dine en Blanc, Vancouver, Nadia Albano

Dine en Blanc, Vancouver, Nadia Albano

To end things off on a sweet note, The Cake and the Giraffe and Letterpress Bakery, provided delicious tarts and popsicles, which hit the spot!

Want a lovely way to kick off the weekend!  Thank you to everyone who came together last night to make this event possible.  I’m sure I speak for everyone when I say this; I feel very lucky and grateful to be part of this wedding industry community.  You are all wonderful in all the\at you do and I’m so happy to call you friends.  BIG love and until next year!

Credits List:

Table Leader and Producer: Lele Chan | Florals: The Flower Factory | Decor: Cahoot Creative | Rentals: A&B Party Rentals | Catering: Boy with A Knife | Desert: The Cake and the Giraffe and Letterpress Bakery | Hair and Makeup: Nadia Albano Style Inc.