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Lumieres Dinner

Oh my. On Saturday night, the Lumieres group held a fancy pants dinner that just totally rocked my world. Imagine, if you would, a room full of beautiful 18th century costumes; a long table set with linens and gold silverware and plates; food from a lovely French restaurant; champagne and wine; Mozart playing in the background; a cake straight out of Marie Antoinette; and candles, candles, candles; all while discussing the latest gossip from the courts of Versailles and Russia. I literally teared up at one point (okay, so yes, I’d had some bubbly by then) because it was such a fantasy come true. After dinner, we had a love game of Vampire where there was much silliness and dramatic dying. Sadly, my camera is dead (it refuses to autofocus!) so I didn’t get any pictures myself, but luckily Diana and Katie did (and I’m hoping that Sarah will post hers soon – hint hint!).

Edited to add: Here are Sarah’s pics – yay!

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12 Comments

  • Reply Flygirl September 24, 2007 at 7:10 pm

    Yay! I still *squee* just remembering the fabulousness!

    Sarah’s are up on Flickr even now

  • Reply padawansguide September 24, 2007 at 7:33 pm

    Oh my gosh! So much 18th century goodness! I wish I had been there! You all look so great! ;-)

  • Reply Lisa September 24, 2007 at 7:34 pm

    Really?
    And what are the news form the court of the Seminramis of Russia, our dearest Catherine the Great?
    ;-)

  • Reply mala_14 September 24, 2007 at 7:52 pm

    Holy Big Hair Batman! What a fabulous event! You all look gorgeous and that cake looks delicious. Wow.

  • Reply Anonymous September 24, 2007 at 8:04 pm

    I am SO sorry I couldn’t be there! I thought of all of you while I wrestled my three-year-old through a formal quincianera reception. Next time for sure!
    Catherine

  • Reply Sarah Bellem September 24, 2007 at 8:13 pm

    My flickr set is here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/sarahbellem/sets/72157602142583257/

    Don’t pretend like I don’t put out for you, madame! ;)

  • Reply Aubry September 24, 2007 at 8:37 pm

    *is dead from jealousy*
    Oh my! You all look so incredibly fabulous!

  • Reply Trystan L. Bass September 24, 2007 at 8:47 pm

    You were all *so* fabulous!!!

    Constance cries that she could not attend. But she desperately hopes Sophie received a letter in the dead of night…

  • Reply Kendra September 24, 2007 at 8:53 pm

    Sophie DID receive a letter in the dead of night, and shall be responding just as soon as she can get the messenger to saddle his horse!

  • Reply Kate en Angleterre September 24, 2007 at 9:14 pm

    Fabulous – nice to see that even the cake is suitably attired.

  • Reply Anonymous September 25, 2007 at 6:25 pm

    Fabulous dresses and hairstyles. Pity you couldn’t get So, are your Lumieres connected to the Lumieres in Europe? (They’re doing dinners, balls and stuff as well… http://root.cologne-digital-online.de/isabel/bayreuth2007/)
    Cheers Alisa

  • Reply Anonymous September 25, 2007 at 6:27 pm

    Whoops, sorry about the unfinished sentence. I meant to say: Pity you couldn’t get a place that brings out your lovely dresses more.

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