I had so much fun going to the Jane Austen Evening last year that I went again this year! I even made a new dress for it and took some friends who’d never been before.
The location is so perfectly lovely, isn’t it?
Here’s a shot of me before the tea in my yard.
It’s pretty cute, everyone brings their own teacups and table settings! We brought our own teacups and Loren brought some plates, silverware and a teapot. I think next year I need to bring my Lumiere candelabra from Beauty and the Beast and froufrou name cards with overwrought fake names.
TrueMee and Alcuin! TrueMee made her dress in just a couple days!
Annie let me play with her camera a lot.
Then I quickly changed into my teal dress for the dance!
You can see a video that Annie took of one of the dances here.
Loren and I thought it was kind of amusing that we ended up matching this year!
Here’s a group shot of a lot of us.
Last year I’d taken the dance class and was able to (badly) do a few of the beginner dresses, but I didn’t have time this year and neither did most of my friends, so we spent most of our time chatting and watching, which was really fun! (I think next year I’m going to try to take the class again, though.)
TrueMee and my shoes were Indian-ish! There’s a lot of Indian influence in Regency clothes, so it’s totally fine to use Indian shoes or jewelry with it and a lot of people make Regency gowns out of Indian saree. TrueMee and Alcuin actually took her pair and recovered it and added lace and pearls, gorgeous!
My friend Heath showed up with some of his French military buddies!
More fun shots of Bunny and Vanessa!
We had a great time and I’m looking forward to next year!