Lady Jane Productions as been presenting Pride & Prejudice-inspired Summer Promenade and Picnics since 2015.
2018 – In Winnipeg at Assiniboine Park
2017 – In Edmonton on the grounds of the Edmonton Legislative Building
2015, and 2016 – In the St. Albert Botanic Park, St. Albert, Alberta
Look for details about the next promenade taking place in Winnipeg in August, 2019
Regency Era (à la Pride & Prejudice) costume is enthusiastically encouraged!
(See below for more info.)
Alternately, wear your favourite Garden Party Attire.
About Regency Era Costume:
For an outdoor Regency Era Summer Promenade, there are a few recommended items.
1. A Parasol or Umbrella; this is to protect our precious complextions from getting ruddy!
2. A Bonnet or Top Hat; a bonnet or hat with a brim offers further protection from the sun.
3. Wrist-length Gloves would have been worn when outside (likely white/creme coloured).
Regency Promenade dress would typically consist of:
For Ladies: Varying from a simple (usually cotton or other natural fibre) to more elaborate empire-waisted dresses usually with long sleeves (short or elbow length examples exist), and was often worn with a “Spencer Jacket“, “Pelisse“, or shawl. Other accessories include flat shoes and a Reticule.
A Top Hat (or straw option), cotton chemise and cravat, vest, tailcoat (lighter Summer Fabrics), breeches or trousers, stockings, and oxford-style shoes or riding boots.
For our Summer Promenade, be prepared for warm weather.
Here’s more Regency costume inspiration.
If you would like a custom-made outfit, if you would like to inquire about renting a costume, or for assistance in sourcing any items, please contact Lady Jane Productions.
Photo credit: Nanc Price Photography