The gardens of Wilkinson-Bruno home served as the backdrop of New Orleans Film Society’s annual Patron Party and gala.
Decor courtesy of Lovegood Event Rentals and Mardi Gras Productions, with flowers reviving the garden courtesy of Dunn & Sonnier Antiques • Flowers • Gifts, set the slate for the Midnight in the Garden theme.

Celebrities in attendance included actress and producer Lynn Whitfield, actress Tina Lifford and makeup artist Nikoletta Skarlatos.

Musical entertainment was provided by cellist Helen Gillet and DJ MUSA.

Featured food purveyors and restaurants included Acme Oyster House, Cajun Caviar, Chais Delachaise, Dat Dog, Dickie Brennan and Co., Galatoire’s, Marcello’s, Southern Hospitality Catering, Sucré and Sylvain.

Twelve film-connoisseur auction items are all sold for a total of $31.5K. Adam Marcus served as auctioneer. The event hosted approximately 300 patrons and raised $125,000.

NOFS Gala Co-Chairs Martine Chaisson, Nicelle Herrington and Elisabeth Sereda served alongside venue hosts and honorary chairs Stephanie and Joseph Bruno.

Philanthropic Fun: Films and Flowers

Jonathan Boulangeat, Stephanie Bruno, Co-Chair Nicelle Herrington and T.G. Herrington


Philanthropic Fun: Films and Flowers

Board of Directors President Valerie Grubb and Executive Director Fallon Young


Philanthropic Fun: Films and Flowers

Gary Solomon Jr. and Seth Bloom


Philanthropic Fun: Films and Flowers

Tracie Ashe, Sayde Finkel and Laura Ashley


Philanthropic Fun: Films and Flowers

Charles Urstadt and David Bernard


Event at a Glance

What: “New Orleans Film Society’s 2018 Midnight in the Garden Gala,” benefiting NOFS
When: Sunday, March 18
Where: Wilkinson-Bruno home