The Epic Titanic Dinner – wow where do I start?!
It was everything I dreamed it would be, maybe even more. I can finally cross off "do a grand costumed Edwardian multi-course meal" from my bucket list. It wasn’t perfect by any means; we definitely had our shares of snafus, mistakes, unfortunate events and kitchen disasters but considering we aren’t professionals, we didn't have a staff of 15 and life happens really it couldn’t have gone any better.
I achieved what I started out to do – cook a meal that did some justice to the great Edwardian obsession with food and extravagance, create an atmosphere that set the mood for my guests and give all involved a chance to learn about a fascinating period of history first hand. Icing on the cake was really enjoying the process, that everyone looked amazing
and the time I got to spend with dear friends.
Probably my biggest regret is the photos & videos that weren’t taken but in the case of my staff they were too busy serving (in more than one sense!), my guests were seemed to be too busy enjoying the experience (both of which I’m grateful for and take as a compliment) and I just plain forgot with everything that was going on. So I’m bummed about some of the gaps but oh well!
I’ll write more about the details and how we got there over the next few weeks but for now here are the all important photos. I combined my photos and those of Valorie Mundie of For Such a Time As This Photography
as well as few of my favorites from others (*wink*). I broke them into a couple of sets ‘cause that made more sense to me at the time. The Dinner & Absinthe AfterpartyBehind the Curtain (staff and in the kitchen)The Food
And for more on the pretty frocks, here are their blog posts:Nicole (Diary of a Mantua Maker)Katherine (Koshka's Fashionable Past)Gwendolyn (Idlewild Illustré)Casey (Elegant Musings)Aubry (A Fractured Fairytale)
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