Titanic Weekend Part III: Pictures of the Events

Here we are, a third and final installment of posts related to my recent Titanic-themed weekend. You can read more about my tea gown and matching hat as well as my evening gown in previous posts. I think I’ll limit my commentary to captions. Here we go!

The weekend began with a casual Steerage Ball with a light and charming atmosphere.

Saturday afternoon was a formal tea to relax after a morning dance workshop.

Fabulously dressed people were all around!

I do love flounces, in any period.

In lovely whites, a staple of the Edwardian wardrobe.

There were picturesque photo opportunities, of course.

And the men were just as fabulous looking as the ladies.

The weather was lovely and some people took the opportunity to talk a walk outdoors.

While others took advantage of a less strenuous opportunity for enjoyment indoors.

Saturday evening was a formal dinner and grand ball.

So we all donned our finest finery...

And after dinner, danced the night away to live music.

There was a balcony and staircase that added serious elegance to the room.

Dancing, dancing, dancing...

Of course, a girl must rest sometimes, and why not with a fabulous fan? The room did get quite warm.

This backdrop was just lovely, and so perfect for pictures!

Picturesque!

Pictures were taken in abundance.

At 11:40pm (which is when the ship hit that ill-placed iceberg) we took part in a moment of silence to remember those who were lost followed by a haunting final waltz to the melancholy melody which was the last song played by the band as the Titanic sank.

On Sunday, I was able to wear my 1913 walking suit and hat on the Museum Stroll. I wore the blouse and skirt to the Steerage Ball, with a wonderfully simple, yet very Edwardian coiffure, but of course I didn't get pictures of that... oops. There were fabulous outfits all around, but it was difficult to get pictures given that we were spread throughout a museum!

All in all, a lovely weekend full of fabulous clothing, beautiful music, and wonderful dancing. What a recipe for amazing memories!

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About quinnmburgess

Quinn M. Burgess creates reproduction and costume historic clothing. Her inspiration has a strong foundation in history: historic dress, social history, and material history. With the addition of clothing construction knowledge, her passions converge in an imaginative world of creative history that she loves to share with others.
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2 Responses to Titanic Weekend Part III: Pictures of the Events

  1. helen Fratena says:

    Quinn, what a lovely report! I amost feel as if I had gone. You are such a detailed reporter and pictures to illustrate. You have no idea how I look forward to your posts.

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