More than 50 guests chose to spend the most romantic day of the year attending “Romance at the Arboretum” hosted by the Dallas Arboretum at its historic DeGolyer mansion.
Guests first arrived at the DeGolyer library and were treated to champagne, cocktails and hors d’oeuvre as Southern Methodist University’s woodwind quintet performed. Following the concert, attendees — including Cecile and Fred Bonte, Judy and Jim Gibb, Kerri and Scott Jacobson, and Stephanie and Robert Haley — enjoyed a three-course candlelight dinner that included roasted pheasant and bittersweet chocolate torte.
“The Dallas Arboretum is one of the most romantic places in the city, and it was fitting to host this Valentine’s Day dinner there,” said Kaki Hopkins, chair of the Dallas Arboretum’s Year of the Children’s Garden. “Those who came thoroughly enjoyed the concert, the atmosphere of the decorated DeGolyer and many wonderful conversations. We hope to do it again next year.”
Proceeds from the evening benefited the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden programs.