Georgian Picnic

Gloria and I tried to host a Georgian picnic at the start of June – “tried to” because the weather did not cooperate with us. We had planned to have it on the grounds of Montpelier Mansion in Laurel – and ended up having to move it indoors because of the forecast. This led to a mini-panic since we’d anticipated a small number of people and had thought to have it at one of our houses, but we had a ton of RSVPs on Facebook. Our place wasn’t really suited to guests what with the baby situation and with the number of people, honestly a house wasn’t going to work. So we thought maybe we’d have to try the following weekend – but Janine stepped up to the rescue. She has a terrific party room in her apartment building in Alexandria. Having it a little further south caused some of our more northern guests not to be able to come – but rescheduling it would have also caused some attrition, so we just went with it.

Despite all that, it worked out really well, and we had a lovely array of snack foods and we were able to get a group pic outside before the weather moved in. Many of us wore chemise dresses and Gloria & Mike took some lovely photos of people at the party. Since we had a ton of room, we also had non-costumed spouses and babies and at least one costumed baby! A good time was had by all!

Group photo by In the Long Run Designs:
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Lovers Eye pin by Queen and Cavendish, necklace by In the Long Run Design. Earrings are the Marie Antoinette replicas from the Smithsonian by QVC.

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Elena wasn’t in a costume, but Janine did make her little jumper/dress.
Pic by In the Long Run Designs

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Here’s the selfie they were taking:
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Those baby thighs! Pic by In the Long Run Designs
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She was so tiny! Pics by In the Long Run Designs
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And back to my pics:
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The chemise dress group pic got a little silly!
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Pics by In the Long Run Designs
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