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Young professionals take over Uptown's top patio for white hot summer soiree

Young professionals take over Uptown's top patio for white hot soiree

Stephanie Garcia, Daniela Garza
Stephanie Garcia, Daniela Garza Photo by WJNPHOTO
Bridget Ryan, Maggie Gonzalez
Bridget Ryan, Maggie Gonzalez Photo by WJNPHOTO
Adam Elghandour, Amelia Genao
Adam Elghandour, Amelia Genao Photo by WJNPHOTO
Vodi Cook
Amber Stuckey, Vodi Cook Photo by WJNPHOTO
WYF White Party 2015
Kaitlan Moczulski, Eva Sherenian, Chela Moros, Lacey Lynch, Aleena Raza Photo by WJNPHOTO
WYF White Party 2015
Attendees heeded the call for white attire. Photo by WJNPHOTO
WYF White Party 2015
Glamorous YPs partied the night away. Photo by WJNPHOTO
Krystal Houle, Jessica Tigert, Stephanie Gerber
Krystal Houle, Jessica Tigert, Stephanie Gerber Photo by WJNPHOTO
Taylor Johnson, Nick Boulle
Taylor Johnson, Nick Boulle Photo by WJNPHOTO
Chris Kuprycz, Claire Morgan
Chris Kuprycz, Claire Morgan Photo by WJNPHOTO
Kamela Bernstein, Jason Friedman
Kamela Bernstein, Jason Friedman Photo by WJNPHOTO
Lindsey McHan, Alexis Murrell
Lindsey McHan, Alexis Murrell Photo by WJNPHOTO
Stefani burns
DJ Stefani Burns Photo by WJNPHOTO
WYF White Party 2015
Samba dancers and bongo drummers paraded down the steps of Saint Ann at the 2015 White Party. Photo by WJNPHOTO
WYF White Party 2015
Fireworks and confetti cannons amped up the ambience. Photo by WJNPHOTO
Stephanie Garcia, Daniela Garza
Bridget Ryan, Maggie Gonzalez
Adam Elghandour, Amelia Genao
Vodi Cook
WYF White Party 2015
WYF White Party 2015
WYF White Party 2015
Krystal Houle, Jessica Tigert, Stephanie Gerber
Taylor Johnson, Nick Boulle
Chris Kuprycz, Claire Morgan
Kamela Bernstein, Jason Friedman
Lindsey McHan, Alexis Murrell
Stefani burns
WYF White Party 2015
WYF White Party 2015

To simply say this was the young professional party of the year would be doing the celebration an injustice. The White Party, the annual fundraising fête for Young Friends of Wilkinson Center, once again lured glamorous guests to Saint Ann Restaurant and Bar for a party that radiated fun, philanthropy and South Beach swagger.

Gro Designs transformed the venue with flowers, balloons and chic white seating, wowing guests — including Vodi Cook, Anna-Sophia Van Zweden, Lacy Lynch, Jenna Jenovich, Silver Hogue, Kaitlan Moczulski, Landon Burke, Imran Sheikh and even Wilkinson Center executive director Anne Reeder — upon entrance.

The dance floor was open from the get-go, and the soundtrack provided by DJ Stefani Burns ensured the fun got started on the right foot. Guests also beelined for the bar, where they ordered a DeLeon Tequila cocktail while debating one of the night's most pressing questions: taco, hot dog or flatbread?

Illumination Fireworks made sure this was an affair these YPs would never forget, by providing fireworks, confetti cannons and cryo machines. Eclipse Entertainment brought the samba dancers and bongo drummers, and at this point you could almost hear the waves of the Atlantic lapping on the shores of Miami's most happening hot spot.

But it wasn't all dancing and carrying on. Attendees also raised crucial funds for the Wilkinson Center by outbidding one another at the event's silent auction, which included trips to Cancun, gifts cards to various Dallas restaurants, beautiful jewelry and more.

Through events like this White Party, the Young Friends of Wilkinson Center has raised more than $115,000 since its inception in 2011 for the leading poverty rescue and prevention agency for the working poor in Dallas.