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A Magical Evening at Brandywine in White

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Christy Fleming
Christy Fleming
The managing editor of TownSquareDelaware.com, Christy Fleming also supports a variety of non-profit initiatives in Delaware. Her background includes positions in public relations, advertising and journalism.

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Emily Post would have most certainly applauded the rules of attire at the 4th annual Brandywine in White. The dress code was all white, but in fact, the entire party was — from flowers to dinner plates, stemware, and candles. Some 300 guests took part in this year’s al fresco celebration on August 25th on the grounds of the old Chadds Peake farm, overlooking a stunning lake and old homes and barns across the way.

Brandywine in White guests bring their own picnic dinner, and the dishes and specialty drinks were anything but simple. From salmon and lobster salads to exotic cheeses, rare fruits and ethnic specialties, the dinner is essentially an end-of-summer feast for guests and their friends. And each year the party organizers keep the location of the pop-up picnic a secret until 48 hours before the celebration begins.

Proceeds from this year’s Brandywine in White will benefit the Land Conservancy of Southern Chester County and their effort to help preserve the 4th generation Barnard’s Orchard in Kennett Square. As the sun set on BiW, dozens of floating candles (purchased as $10 a piece as a donation to the LCSCC) were released onto the lake, and a few larger Chinese lanterns were launched into the air. A stunning and picturesque conclusion to a fabulous evening.

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