Bingley: Come, Darcy, I must have you dance!
Matthew and I are giving a Ball this weekend…a real, honest-to-goodness ball, with ladies dancing and lords a-leaping (or something like that…). It’s a Historical Costume Ball, and Matthew and I are dressing up as Fitzwilliam and Elizabeth Darcy. We’re going to do English country dancing and waltzing (with lessons for both). We’re even going to have live music for one of the dances! (The rest will be accompanied by everyone’s favorite band, Ye Olde iPod.)
Last year at Christmas time, we had a ball at the Miller Estate in Scituate for about 30 guests, and had a wonderful time. This year it’s bigger and better – 50-60 guests, and the event will take place in the lovely stone-tiled foyer at our church. I hope that each year, the ball will get bigger and more elaborate, until someday when we can throw a proper ball in the ballroom at Rosecliff (biggest ballroom among the mansions in Newport).
When I was a little girl, I always wanted to go to a ball. I constantly dressed up my Barbies so they could go to balls. Now that I’m a grownup, I realized that I can have a ball if I want to! Hooray for little child dreams and the ability to make them come true as an adult.
- Pride and Prejudice Ball After-Action Report
- Pride and Prejudice Costume Ball Pictures
- Happy 2011 Party