Dîner en Blanc – Two Perspectives

I’m awfully late in posting my first Dîner en Blanc experience, but I’m so very proud of my work at this dazzling event that I had to share!

I wasn’t sure what to expect, but Dîner en Blanc was for me a celebration of community, of laughter, and of beauty as I walked up and down the rows of tables for three hours. And this time, I captured moments in time in both black and white and colour – a first for me.

But enough talking. Here’s Dîner en Blanc through my eyes. Hope it’s an #EyeOpener for you.

Finding love at Dîner en Blanc!

Finding love at Dîner en Blanc!

Doing Dîner en Blanc her way.

Doing Dîner en Blanc her way.

Capturing the excitement of the moment at Dîner en Blanc.

Capturing the excitement of the moment at Dîner en Blanc.

If they could talk!

If they could talk!

Welcoming the night at Dîner en Blanc

Welcoming the night at Dîner en Blanc

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Launching a lantern to celebrate the end of Dîner en Blanc.

This woman made her entire outfit for Dîner en Blanc. Fabulous.

This woman made her entire outfit for Dîner en Blanc. Fabulous.

Can't help shooting balloons - love them!

Can’t help shooting balloons – love them!

Sharing their Dîner en Blanc pics.

Sharing their Dîner en Blanc pics.

This one took my breath away. One of my favourite Dîner en Blanc photos.

This one took my breath away. One of my favourite Dîner en Blanc photos.

You can find my entire Dîner en Blanc – Noir et Blanc and Dîner en Blanc – En Couleur albums on Flickr.

 

My Roving Eye – Hats Off to The Deighton Cup

The Deighton Cup is Vancouver’s answer to the historied Kentucky Derby – and attending this year’s event for the first time was a personal thrill for me. But after many hours and more than 500 photos later, I was presented with a quandry. What to highlight?

I’ll be doing several posts to do this special day justice. But because The Deighton Cup is the place to see and be seen, I’ve decided to start with the fashions on display, and especially the hats. Because I’m a hat gal. I even bought myself a new chapeau for the occasion.

Ready to experience my very first Deighton Cup.

Ready to experience my very first Deighton Cup.

Believe me, it was hard not to stop and stare at the gorgeous creations and stunning fashions on both the men and women. And while some people did chose to pose, I also managed to capture some less formal moments during my photo walk. Enjoy!

The butterflies immediately caught my eye.

The butterflies immediately caught my eye.

A stunner of a hat - and an obliging, friendly couple.

A stunner of a hat – and an obliging, friendly couple.

A classy, classic look.

A classy, classic look.

I loved his style.

I loved his style.

Original and eye-catching.

Original and eye-catching.

This hair style was awesome.

This hair style was awesome.

Too beautiful not to shoot.

Too beautiful not to shoot.

Such an original, but comfortable style.

Such an original, but comfortable style.

My friend Kerry sported a custom-made hat.

My friend Kerry sported a custom-made hat.

Loved those suspenders.

Loved those suspenders.

Elegant and timeless.

Elegant and timeless.

Fun and summery.

Fun and summery.

Loved the hat and her whole look.

Loved the hat and her whole look.

At the end of the day, of course, it’s all about the horses! And I was happy to get this candid shot of a lovely lady in pink happily catching all the action.

Caught up in the action.

Caught up in the action.

What was your favourite memory of the Deighton Cup?