A Surprise Pride and Prejudice Engagement

I absolutely love Pride and Prejudice! I had to share this wonderful story.

Bethany Alpert arrived at her parents house in Tacoma, Washington on Christmas Eve and was  surprised by her sister exclaiming, “Mr. Bingley had returned to Netherfield at last!” Alpert’s boyfriend, David Slater, planned the whole thing with the help of her parents. With costumes and all, they reenacted the proposal scene from Pride and Prejudice.

On her Reddit page, Bethany commented:

Yes, I am a Jane Austen fan and I was an English lit major. I realized pretty quick what was going on because, my sister was taking pictures and it had my boyfriend written all over it. Also knew that we were going to get engaged at some point, but he still managed to surprise me. The actual proposal came about half an hour into doing all these scenes.

I felt like we had the best of both worlds; I wouldn’t have wanted my whole family to be there for the actual proposal. My sister took photos from a distance for that bit, so she couldn’t hear, and then she left us and we had our own private time together before heading up to the house to be with everyone.

I walked in the house, not expecting my sister to seize me and start exclaiming that Mr. Bingley had returned to Netherfield at last.

“I walked in the house, not expecting my sister to seize me and start exclaiming that Mr. Bingley had returned to Netherfield at last.”

"My mother MADE five Regency dresses in the space of two weeks."

“My mother MADE five Regency dresses in the space of two weeks.”

"I was put in a dress by a different sister and given a script; I was cast as Lizzie Bennet."

“I was put in a dress by a different sister and given a script; I was cast as Lizzie Bennet.”

"My parents, the honorable Mr. and Mrs. Bennet."

“My parents, the honorable Mr. and Mrs. Bennet.”

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"My brother-in-law as Mr. Bingley; My  boyfriend as Mr. Darcy as he tries to keep a straight face."

“My brother-in-law as Mr. Bingley; My boyfriend as Mr. Darcy as he tries to keep a straight face.”

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"Just about lost it, but everyone else did a great job of keeping character for half an hour of scenes from P&P."

“Just about lost it, but everyone else did a great job of keeping character for half an hour of scenes from P&P.”

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"Scene between Lizzie and Mr. Bennet."

“Scene between Lizzie and Mr. Bennet.”

"And then there's the scene where Darcy and Lizzie go for a walk..."

“And then there’s the scene where Darcy and Lizzie go for a walk…”

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