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The Epic Titanic Weekend

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 Afterparty
Behind the Curtain (staff and in the kitchen)
The Food

Other's Photos:
Isabella
Katherine
Kat
Casey

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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trystbat From: trystbat Date: April 11th, 2012 11:35 pm (UTC) (link)
You did a great job on this party! I know how satisfying that feels (I kinda think it's even better than finishing a costume; more moving parts ;-).
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: April 16th, 2012 06:51 pm (UTC) (link)
Thank you so much!! You are right, definitely more satisfying than most costumes. More moving parts and more time on one's feet! It still feels weird to think it's over though...
my_stitching From: my_stitching Date: April 12th, 2012 12:12 am (UTC) (link)
You all look beautiful!
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: April 16th, 2012 06:52 pm (UTC) (link)
Thanks! Everyone did a spectaular job on their outfits!
madamekat From: madamekat Date: April 12th, 2012 01:15 am (UTC) (link)
I had such an unforgettable time! Thank you so much for the experience. The photos you shared are wonderful! Yes, my gloves prevented me from taking pictures with my iPhone, but after seeing the superior photography equipment in the room, I realized that was probably for the best!
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: April 16th, 2012 06:54 pm (UTC) (link)
I'm so glad you had such a good time! Yeah it was fun to have so many nice cameras at an event but I have to say some of my favorite photos were from your iphone! :>
isabelladangelo From: isabelladangelo Date: April 12th, 2012 03:09 am (UTC) (link)
Eeck! Why do I look drunk and drugged in all the photos?

Seriously though, I did have a great time and it was a fabulous event. We will talk about it for years to come.
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: April 16th, 2012 06:54 pm (UTC) (link)
Yay - I'm so glad you had a good time!
mala_14 From: mala_14 Date: April 12th, 2012 03:49 pm (UTC) (link)
I've been loving all the pictures from this event. It looks amazing! You all did a wonderful job putting it together. Everyone and everything looks fantastic. (Plus, the food has been making me hungry for days! ;p)
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: April 16th, 2012 06:55 pm (UTC) (link)
Thank you so much! It was a lot of work but it was great fun to do! :P
girliegirl32786 From: girliegirl32786 Date: April 12th, 2012 05:07 pm (UTC) (link)
I love that first picture! It perfectly captures the awesomeness of last Saturday.
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: April 16th, 2012 06:56 pm (UTC) (link)
It totally does! I was so happy the group shot came out so well, they don't always...
sadievale From: sadievale Date: April 15th, 2012 02:00 am (UTC) (link)
Fun, and everyone looked so lovely!
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: April 16th, 2012 06:56 pm (UTC) (link)
Thanks!
fancyfrocks From: fancyfrocks Date: April 16th, 2012 04:37 pm (UTC) (link)
This looks like it was SUCH a blast! Big kudos to you for pulling together such a fabulous event and such yummy looking food. AND making your dress and the aprons, etc! Wow!
You looked just beautiful and I love your dress :)
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: April 16th, 2012 07:00 pm (UTC) (link)
Thanks! I'm pretty pleased with my dress, more now that I've tweaked a few things. It's definetly given me the itch to make more from this period! I feel very accomplished having pulled this event off... I've been building up to this dinner for years. I'm really to take a break though and just attend events for a while now though!!
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