Lady Jane Productions is pleased to present
The Second Annual Pride & Prejudice-inspired Summer Promenade and Picnic
We will meet at St. Albert, Alberta’s Legion Memorial Baseball Park Clubhouse and process along the river walkway and through St. Albert’s breathtaking Botanic Park on the same day as their Enchanded Garden Picnic in the Park. Those wishing to do so may bring a picnic blanket and basket of goodies to enjoy in the beautiful surroundings of the park, perhaps breathing in the roses or nestled in a shady corner.
Date / Time:
Sunday, August 21, 2016 from 1:30 – 3:00 pm
Regency Era (à la Pride & Prejudice) costume is enthusiastically encouraged!
(See below for more info.)
Alternately, wear your favourite Garden Party Attire.
Would you like to make a bonnet?
Get a ticket to the Bonnet-making gathering on August 7. (See LJP’s events)
About the Weather:
In case of rain, we will enjoy an afternoon Indoor-Picnic-Tea in the Legion Memorial Ballpark Clubhouse. We will send weather notifications out the day before the event.
Tickets are FREE, but please set yours aside so that we know how many people to expect, and so that you can receive weather-related notifications. Any donations received will go towards the cost of the Clubhouse rental (our registration and rain location), door prizes, and future events.
Click HERE for Tickets.
This is an all-ages event.
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
See also the Promenade’s sister event: A Bonnet-Making Gathering on August 7!