1. When Bethany Albert was home at her parents’ house in Tacoma, Wash. for the holidays, she came home on Christmas Eve to a surprise.
2. “I walked in the house, not expecting my sister to seize me and start exclaiming that Mr. Bingley had returned to Netherfield at last.”
3. “I was surprised, as the first photo indicates, but I caught on pretty quickly,” she told BuzzFeed in an email.
4. While another sister took photographs, a third sister began putting Bethany into a Regency dress.
On Reddit, Bethany elaborated that her mother sewed five Regency dresses in the span of two weeks.
5. David Slater, Bethany’s friend of five years and boyfriend of ten months, was hiding in a closet nearby, dressed as Mr. Darcy. “We met swing dancing at the University of Washington.”
6. “One by one more and more family members joined the scenes. David took the script directly from the text of the book. My family did rehearsals in secret.”
Bethany’s brother-in-law as Mr. Bingley.