And the Abbey Museum put on a 'Picnic at Pemberley' a week or so ago that we went to. As it happened to be one week after my birthday, Mum suggested that she take my two sisters, I and some friends to it as a birthday outing for my fourteenth. I of course agreed. And considering the creative and fun-loving person I am, I decided to have a little fun with it. So each girl I invited, I gave a Jane Austen character to. And throughout the afternoon we called each other by our 'names' and all acted rather proper and English like. And it was fun to dress up Regency style too.
Lauren and Bri came to our house early and we posed for Dad before departing.
India was Jane Bennet. She actually made her dress herself and looked beautiful.
Briahna did my hair in a Regency updo style that I loved. It was more Emma Woodhouse, then Lizzy, but I liked the complicated hairstyle with no bonnet.
Eloise was Lydia Bennet (ha!) and made a sweet Regency girl. Very unlike the real Lydia, but we weren't acting exactly like our characters!
And then somehow the people in charge of the picnic found out that some girl was having a birthday and had brought friends along to the Picnic at Pemberley...so two of the staff dressed up as Mr Gardiner and Mr Bennet called me forward to meet MR DARCY!!!!!!!!!! It was so awkward and I hoped against hope that he hadn't found out that I was being Elizabeth Bennet! Luckily, 'Mr Darcy' had managed not to secure that information. And to top it off, every one there (lead by 'Mr Darcy'), sang happy birthday to me!!!
|All of us (from left to right): Briahna (Emma Woodhouse), me (Elizabeth Bennet), Annie (Marianne Dashwood), Cassie (Anne Elliot), Sarah (Catherine Morland), India (Jane Bennet), Shiloh (Charlotte Lucas), Imogen (Elinor Dashwood), Eloise (Lydia Bennet), Lizzy (Kitty Bennet), Lauren (Fanny Price) and Elsie (Georgiana Darcy).|