Do You Want A Regency Wedding?

Or would you just like to dream about one?

Then you probably would like to know where to go to get a Regency wedding dress. In the Regency, many ladies simply married in their best gown, which may have been white, or may not have been. Weddings were not grand like the one we’re anticipating between Prince William and his Kate. They were private affairs, with only those closest to the family. Today weddings can be as grand as William and Kate’s or as humble as the bride, groom, and a witness.
But today most brides want a dress. A WHITE one…and it could be a Regency one.
First stop might be The Jane Austen Centre Gift Shop. They offer a lovely, authentically cut, Regency dress suitable for a wedding.
Or you could ask Jessamyn of Jessamyn’s Regency Costume Companion to make you this dress.
Or ask Foxglovegowns to custom-make this one.
Or you can buy this one from an Etsy Shop
Or you can borrow mine!!
Can you tell I’m using every spare moment to write Leo’s Story, my Diamonds of Welbourne Manor-connected book?
Can you also tell that one of my favorite TV shows is Say Yes To The Dress?
Which gown do you pick?

About diane

Diane Gaston is the RITA award-winning author of Historical Romance for Harlequin Historical and Mills and Boon, with books that feature the darker side of the Regency. Formerly a mental health social worker, she is happiest now when deep in the psyches of soldiers, rakes and women who don’t always act like ladies.
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11 years ago

I love the first one

11 years ago

Interesting….I never imagine my wedding dress as a white dress. I look dreadful in white and find that I look much better in lilac. So I’m looking for a lilac dress and that means none of these work.

11 years ago

I’d choose yours for the sentimental value. 🙂 I’ve always loved the stories where dress is treasured because of who wore it.

Louisa Cornell
11 years ago

I have lusted after the one from the Jane Austen shop since the first time I saw it. Although solid white doesn’t always look good on me. When I was singing my evening gowns were always black and white. I have about a dozen evening gowns in various black and white designs hanging in a back closet. I will probably never wear them again. SIGH. I just don’t see sizes 3 through 8 in my future!

Diane Gaston
11 years ago

Dtchycat and Louisa, I love that first dress, too.

Judy, what a sweet thing to say!! Awwwwwwww!

Rachel, I think lilac is such a beautiful color. I’m sure it will make a gorgeous wedding dress.

And I, too, don’t look good in white…except on that special day when I wore my wedding dress.

Barbara Monajem
11 years ago

What a beautiful gown you wore, Diane. You absolutely glow!

I’m not a big fan of white, either — but I wore it for my wedding, too.

11 years ago

I pick mine. Actually, it was much like number one with long, puff sleeves. I guess it would be a cross between yours and number one. At the time I had no idea what Regency was. I was trying on dresses and when I got to that one, it was “it.” I didn’t try on any others.