Monday, November 1, 2010

Pemberley Ball Invitation 2010

You are cordially
to the
Pemberley Ball

November 18-20, 2010
3-day party

event postings will be up each day

- an interactive blog party
- a Darcy love-fest
- prize trinkets

please note: you can post party comments anytime
even after Nov 20
and giveaways end Nov 28

Time-travel with me to the sights and sounds of the Pemberley Ball during the Regency period.

Last year's Mr Darcy found his love, Elizabeth. They were happily wed.

However, this year's ball is hosted by the very single and very eligible other Mr Darcy.

So, ladies should don on their best gowns - or procure new gowns for the event in hopes of catching a Darcy ;-D

You may also encounter classic and not-so-classic Pride and Prejudice characters.

Oh dear, you will be in for a fantastic time!

Please RSVP in comments with a link to your RSVP post in which you tell me:

1. Your Pemberley Ball party name. You can make one up here.

2. Image of your ball gown.

3. Image of your favorite Darcy.

4. Make sure to include a link back to this Pemberley Ball invitation.

If you prefer, you can tell me your details in comments. Make sure to include a link to a picture of your dress or persona.

AND, include your email address.

RSVP sample of a guest last year.

Your RSVP enters you into the Darcy Surprise Prize Pack Giveaway.
- prize include Darcylicious trinkets
- offer ends: Nov 20, 2010


Contest has ended - winner is here


RSVP sample from Lady Vee:

Lady Vee

Greetings! I am the wife of Lord Vee of America. We have returned to attend this year's Pemberley Ball event as we had a splendid time in attendance last year.

My daughter, Faustina is with us and we hope that she may meet someone to her liking. The last fete we attended was the Masked Ball in May. There were four men vying for her heart at the time. The men were quite handsome with special attributes of their own. They were Juan de Spades, Johnny o'Mallet, Jacques D'amond and Jonathan Lammerts van Hartz.

Rumor has it that one or more of these men may be at the Pemberley Ball. We shall see what becomes of our Tina at this event.

My favorite Mr. Darcy:

Elliot Cowan
from Lost in Austen (2008)

Party crashers:

Are you undecided as to whether or not to come to the party?

Are you unable to commit the time to attend the party "live"?

No need to worry. You are welcome to visit anytime during the party weekend or afterwards to comment on party posts and enter any of my Jane Austen related giveaways!

Check out the RSVPs received.


* image source invite badge - cover for Jane Austen's Guide to Good Manners: Compliments, Charades & Horrible Blunders by Josephine Ross and illustrated by Henrietta Webb

~~- Pemberley Ball schedule -~~


  1. OMG what an awesome idea!!
    Erm, may I ask... what exactly does RSVP mean?

  2. A Darcy lovefest? That sounds sooooo wrong!!!
    not rsvping as I'm not sure if I can make it so close to our move.

  3. Lady Vee,

    It is with great pleasure I accept your invitation! I've had a new dress made. May we expect the pleasure of Mr Darcy's company?

    Anne Fareweather

  4. Hehehehehehehe!

    Deborah Harper will be glad to attend the Pemberley Ball. Mr Darcy= Colin Firth.
    Still undecided on the gown, though.

  5. Good evening gentle invitees. It is with great pleasure that I accept your kind invitation and look forward to meeting you in person and spening an entertaining evening in your illustrous company.

    You can admire my ball gown here (I still have not decided between these two):

    And please accept my claim to the company of Mr. Fitzwillian Darcy of Pemberley for the night.

    Yours faithfully,

    Lady Katherina Rose Beresford

    stella.exlibris (at) gmail (dot) com

  6. Hello!

    Melissa Edmondson here.
    I shall be at the ball in this;
    And this Mr. Darcy; is smashing!

    Until then, I bid you farewell.

  7. Here we are:


  9. Thank you for your invitation!:) I am Lady Giada D'Amore.

    You can find my gown here:

    Mr. Darcy:

  10. My name is Annabella Freestone and I would love to attend the Pemberley Ball.

    My gown:

    Mr. Darcy:

    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

  11. I shall be there with clockwork bells on.
    *rushes off to whip up an appropriate party dress*

  12. The return of Misté, La Marquessa:

  13. It is with overwhelming delight that I accept you kind invitation to the Pemberley Ball. Autumn is a lovely time to journey to Derbyshire, my favorite country in all of England owing partially, of course, that I grew up there. With intimate knowledge of the wonders Pemberley boasts, both within and without, the ball provides a marvelous excuse to revisit past haunts and explore new marvels.

    I shall undoubtedly don the gown captured in this portrait:

    As escort I shall enlist the services of Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy, his noble mien available for viewing in this gallery:

    Most humbly, the Marchioness of Warrow - familiarly known by my intimates as Sharon Lathan

    PS- I must add on how lovely the badge boldly displayed upon your page for Austen Authors. Did you, perchance, design and create this yourself?

  14. Lady Abigail Meriwether would very much like to accept the invitation for the Pemberley Ball. While her husband, Lord Humphrey, is playing cards, she hopes that Captain Wentworth would ask her to stand up with him during the Quadrille.
    She will be wearing
    She also hopes to see Mr. Darcy, her host, during the evening. Hopefully it will be a pleasant evening, so that she can take a turn about the lovely gardens with Lord Humphrey.

  15. Lady Alexandria Culpepper (AKA Julia Ergane) kinding accepts your gracious invitation to the 2010 Pemberley Ball.
    My favourite Mr. Darcy was played by Matthew Macfadyen
    My picture

  16. The Duchess Lizzie Dalton kindly accepts your invitation to the 2010 Pemberley Ball.

    I will be wearing slippers as I intend to dance the night away with my own Mr. Darcy...

    We shall dance no less than ten and five dances together.

    Afterwards, we shall retire to the inn at Matlock. Thank you correspondence to our lovely hosts and hostess will be dispatched by post on the morrow in haste.

    The Duchess' favorite Darcy is played by Matthew MacFadyen.

  17. It is with great pleasure The Countessa Vera Stolesk accepts your gracious invitation to the Pemberley Ball.
    My gown will be exactly like Jennifer Ehle's Netherfield Ball creation (not clever enough to post link).
    If I HAVE to chose a Darcy then I will chose Colin Firth in his most formal attire,cravat and all.
    My sincerest wish is that we will dance the Viennese Waltz at some point during the evening, as I have heard it is quite the dance. Blessings to the entire family.
    (PS Lady Vee what a crack up!)

  18. Yeah! I'll be back for more! I just need to rustle up a decent RSVP via my blog. Thanks, Velvet! Can't wait. It's a great excuse to take me temporarily out of my blogging partial hiatus!

  19. It is with the greatest of pleasures that I accept the invitation to this year's Pemberley Ball. I understand from Lady Braton that is expected to be a major crush. I shall thoroughly enjoy the intimacy a house party in Derbyshire will provide. The Season has become quite mundane of late and the latest gossip is actually a rehashing of the previous year's scandal. Spending time in the Peak District shall be most distracting under the circumstances.
    Aoife Kennice, the Countess of Greenwall

    My dress can be seen at

    My escort is

    I shall dance the evening away with my husband, Adam Lawrence, the Earl of Greenwall, but I shall enjoy the occasional interlude with Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy, Colonel Fitzwilliam, and Captain Frederick Wentworth. I would not even be opposed to the company of Colonel Brandon.

  20. Dear Lady Vee,

    Thank you for your kind invitation to the Pemberley Ball.
    I'm (almost) recovered from last years festivities and I would love to join the Pemberley Ball again this year.

    1) my full name is Lady Violet Dujardin
    I'm a foreign relative (by marriage) of Mr. and Mrs. Bennet and I'm in search of a husband for the two still unmarried Bennet daughters because Mrs. Bennet drives our whole family crazy and I want to save Mr. Bennet's sanity... IYKWIM.
    Please pardon my English typo's, I'm not wearing glasses while using this strange machine that make's letters on a screen.

    2)image of me in my favourite gown (can you see I love shawls?):

    3)my favourite image of Darcy (from Lost in Austen), btw, he looks better IRL:

    4) your invitation with a link to this post is in my sidebar

    I've just send you my email address per private email.

    Sincerely yours,
    Lady Violet Dujardin

  21. My rsvp link

  22. Here's my RSVP link:

  23. Very excited to be apart of this great event again! Here is my rsvp:

  24. Here's my RSVP Link :

  25. Well it appears that I'm missing the party. Maybe I'll crash late!

    Hmmm...if I'm going to party crash, I really ought to do it with a scoundrel, so I'll have to see if Willoughby is available.

  26. Ok, I'm officially crashing!

    Here's my RSVP:

  27. Please forgive my late arrival! I have only this moment returned home from my travels abroad! I am most honored by your invitation to the ball and happily attend!

    I am Lady Elizabeth Archer...that is all I can say as I am an international lady of mystery!

    I will be wearing my brand new ball gown:

    My favorite portrait of Mr. Darcy (note his pair of fine eyes!)is:

    I hope I have completed my RSVP correspondence correctly-these modern conveniences baffle me at times!

    With Kindest Greetings,
    Lady Elizabeth

  28. I'm late for the party but loved the idea anyway so here it goes...

    My name is Lady Lisa Lovely. It's all my own with no historical relevance at all. =D

    My gown can be viewed here:
    (yeah, I know I'm hawt!)

    My Mr Darcy for the evening can be admired here: But you say that is not a Mr Darcy. Even so, he is in MY Mr Darcy and has quite a fine knot to prove he suits the clothing well. I have so enjoyed showing up for the final dance of the evening. Maybe we can head out for drinks later??

  29. Oh, I forgot my email address. Sorry for the second post...

    LisaS (aka Lady Lisa Lovely)
    slapshinyhappy at yahoo dot com

    1. Fantastic Plug in, looks awesome too, thanks for the post.
      Hope to see more posts like these in future from you


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