1 The Newhouse/Bannister home, called 'Seaweed,' is an oceanfront estate built in 1905, designed by Horace Trumbauer.
2 This curved room is the solarium, which has an impressive bank of windows facing the sea.
3 The house overlooks Bailey's Beach.
4 Bailey's Beach is a private beach and club founded in the 1890s.
5 Newport is famous for its many historic homes.
6 A pair of handsome stone eagles sit at one of the entrances to Seaweed.
7 Tables for the Titanic dinner were set up in the solarium.
8 Holly and Doug brought out their collection of Woodmere Titanic china to set the tables. The menu was the last dinner served on the vessel before sinking.
9 The menu was adapted from the very complex meal served on the Titanic in first class in order to fit our modern tastes.
10 There were many books and newspaper articles about the Titanic all around the room.
11 It's said that a lifeboat drill with the passengers was scheduled to take place on board the Titanic on April 14, 1912 - the day the ship hit the iceberg. However, for an unknown reason, Captain Smith canceled the drill.
12 It cost $4,700 for a single first-class passage. Today that would be approximately $50,000.
13 Chief Officer Henry Wilde, in a letter to his sister a few days before the ship's fateful night, wrote: "I still don't like this ship. I have a queer feeling about it."
14 The Titanic was built with four smokestacks but only three of them were operational. The fourth, the nearest to the stern was constructed to make the ship look larger and increase her overall grandeur.
15 Coincidentally, in 1898, Morgan Roberson wrote a novel called 'Futility' about a fictional ship named Titan, the largest ship ever built, which hit an iceberg in the Atlantic on a cold April night and sank. It, too, was labeled 'unsinkable.'
16 Quite sadly, there were 13 couples on board celebrating their honeymoons. There were also 9 dogs on board - the 2 that were rescued were a Pomeranian and a Pekinese.
17 Here I am making my grand entrance with my hostess, Dr. Holly Bannister, who looked stunning.
18 Doug looked very handsome dressed as Captain Smith. My dress, designed by Badgley Mischka, is one that I wore The Costume Institute Ball about 10 years ago. The boa is an antique fox fur.
19 Guest Debbie Perkins
20 Carol O'Donnell, Holly, and Tyler Stone
21 Aboard the Titanic, first class would not have mixed with steerage.
22 Memrie Lewis looked radiant in her silk chiffon wrap and feathery boa.
23 This guest showed up in her nightgown and sleeping bonnet.
24 The food was prepared by Emily Wigutow, a fine caterer in the Newport area. This is her staff.
25 This gentleman wore a life vest.
26 More catering staff
27 One wine for the dinner was a very good Chateau de Pressac - Saint - Emilion Grand Cru 2005.
28 A very precise kitchen to-do list
29 Making the Punch Romaine, a prosecco and white wine granita served as a palate cleanser between courses.
30 Assembling the shrimp canapés
31 Beautiful fresh baked rolls
32 The preparation of Filet Mignons Lili which was seared and served with a shallot wine sauce
33 Château Potatoes, a country favorite of French nobility, are roasted in the oven with rosemary.
34 Waldorf pudding, a bread pudding with walnuts and raisins, for dessert
35 I really had a lot of fun seeing all the guests in their period costumes.
36 Another shot of Doug
37 Tyler Stone and Olivia Newhouse
38 Pieter and Nina Taselaar and Robert O'Donnell
39 Another great get-up
40 Cavier with toast points and créme fraiche
41 The dinner course - Chicken Lyonnaise, Filets Mignons Lili, Chateau Potatoes, Creamed Carrots, and Haricots Verts
42 This was my plate - I really loved the carrots!
43 Jill Mullen was wearing a great suit.
44 Lilly, the Samoyed, also seemed to enjoy the party.
45 A job well-done!