Gloria, of In The Long Run Designs, and Maggie, of Maggie's Costume Wardrobe, and I were the hostesses this year, our first time planning this wonderful and fun event! Our friends Kat, of Madam Modiste, and Judy, of Learning to Costume, founded this event and took turns hosting the first three years, and this year we took a turn! We decided to bring the late 18th century costumed dinner to Alexandria, VA to historic Gadsby's Tavern Restaurant this year, which turned about to be a great venue: they were so accommodating, the food was delicious, and the atmosphere was great: we had some fun in all our big poufy dresses getting around the room, but it was a wonderful venue!
Photos by BWPW Photography:
|TheLadyDetalle and HB 4th Annual Francaise Dinner|
|Don't they look lovely!|
On to the actual event: I re-wore my trusty Chemise a la Reina, which looks white but is actually dyed very very light pink: I wore a lovely necklace and bracelets from In the long run designs, and some lovely white paper roses in my hair from dames a la mode! I have some seriously lovely silk just waiting for me to make an 18th century Robe a la Francaise, but with all the time it took to plan & host this event, plus life stuff, plus I needed to finish trimming my HB's jacket, my dreams of making a dress for this year's event had to go on hold another year. *sigh* maybe next year!
Everyone seemed to have a lovely time, the food was delicious, the raffle went well, we had raffle donations from quite a few folks, and had some lovely goodie bags for our guests to take home as well, including some lovely custom 'Francaise Dinner 2015' mirrors from American Duchess!!
The evening went by so quickly, but I had a great time, and spent much of the evening just trying to make the rounds and greet all our lovely guests!
|Group photo by BWPW Photography & meykeyll (InTheLongRun)|
I took very few photos, but the ones I did take are here:
Hope you can join in for The 5th Annual Francaise Dinner in early 2016!!