Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Bastille Day 2010

We had a wonderful Bastille Day Celebration this year. It was a little on the warm side, but not nearly as hot as it had been earlier in the week. We had wonderful food, libations, and games. The games consisted of Historical Combat and a live action game of Guillotine, a card game.

Bastille Day 008 Setting up for the event, flags, guillotine, and arms.

Bastille Day 012 The Guillotine, beautifully built by Aaron, aka Lord Thomas Francis Sully, Bt.

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Tara, aka Theodosia Rowan de Valois, our lovely Hostess

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Xian, aka Colonel le Chevalier Etienne de Valois, our Host and Maitre d'Armes

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We even had an appearance of Mme Defarge, is she really Mme Defarge or a cunning spy in disguise… (Guy went all out)

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Lord Thomas Sully, Bt., shortly before his “execution”

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The Committee of Public Safety, Theodosia Rowan de Valois, Lady Georgiana Sully, and Lady Abigail Cartwright, looking stern and unmerciful. (Tara, Me, and Angel)

Bastille Day 205 Our “executioner” Brad, aka Captain Edmund Cartwright at his post.

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Ahhh, the poor victims awaiting their fate.

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Our Hero of the People doesn’t seem to mind so much.

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Aaron, with the help of some officers, (Xian and Sean)  illustrates King Louis XVI’s execution. The King was forced to be executed on his back to he could see the blade fall.

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Pas d’Armes, Challenges in Historical Combat

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Preparing for the next round of Combat.

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The last execution of the day, the final member of the Committee of Public Safety looses her head.

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Me and my stiletto, actually I borrowed it from Xian. I wanted to pay homage to Charlotte Corday.

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Here we are! It was a hot day, and since the men were going to be executed, we let them take their coats off.

Well, that’s all I have for now. I will be offline for a little while, probably through the end of the week. Furniture moving day is this Saturday. God Bless!

Love Lauren

6 Witty Sentiments:

American Duchess said...

absolutely gorgeous! you inspire me to put on picnics and events like these. I'm sorry I missed Bastille Day this year, but NEXT year...(insert evil historically costumed laugh here)

Sarah said...

Oh how fun that looks! And you all look fabulous as usual. You and your group are such inspirations. Your effort and time you put into what you do really shows.

Madame Berg said...

Too funny! And you and your DH are as handsome as ever!

E. Waterman said...

On a completely unrelated note, YOU HAVE A BEAUTIFUL VOICE! I found your version of weep you no more sad fountains while trying to find a version I want to sing at a regency party sometime in the future, OH MY GOODNESS, you are incredible!

Charlotte said...

It looks like you guys had a lovely event!

Lauren said...

S. Stitchery, thank you very much, *blush*