P&P Missing Scenes – Darcy and Elizabeth’s Wedding Night — 16 Comments

  1. This was quite charming and very much in keeping with our two beloved characters. It was romantic and light hearted, sweet, and very enjoyable. I didn’t want it to end! Thank you for a fun and engaging chapter that was handled with humor and discretion, and a big helping of romance. Darcy and Elizabeth were very much themselves, and it was a delight to see how they handled a very important evening. I enjoyed both of their reactions to her falling asleep, because I expected that would happen, and they handled it with love and humor. Great job!

  2. What a sweet, romantic interlude. It is funny that Elizabeth fell asleep as the day of my wedding, I, too fell asleep on that important evening. Yes, lack of sleep and stress, although, on my part, there was no travel after the ceremony nor a staff to meet. The whole scene was, I believe, true to their character. So beautifully romantic. Thank you for sharing, Jessica.

    • You’re welcome, Deborah! My inspiration for the scene actually came from hearing about so many of my friends’ wedding nights where they were just too tired to…ahem, you know. I think it’s pretty common. Thanks for reading!

  3. Lovely. It was very romantic and realistic at the same time. I was a tad bit worried it might be too explicit, but you handled it beautifully!

  4. Very romantic. To allow her to sleep was so charming, just what a gentleman would do. Poor Elizabeth to be so embarrassed to have fallen asleep. The night was still young for the young couple that there was no rush. Finally, Austen’s favorite characters at long last, come together in love.

  5. Love it, love it, love it… it was romantic, classy and delightful. Thank you for leaving the explicit parts out.. that would have ruined the whole thing. JA herself could not have write it better if she could have go into such details… My favourite part: when Darcy reads poetry on his wedding night!!! that was hilarious. But he proves again and again what a gentleman he is. And Lizzie… what a doll.. just like her!! Thank you.

  6. So nicely written! Darcy was so considerate and kind – there wasn’t even a glimpse of his potential to be aloof and stuffy. The fact that he was so patient and understanding on their wedding night bodes well! I also loved Elizabeth’s thought processes and glad that her exhaustion just made her fall asleep, rather than to channel her nervous mother! Well done!

  7. I enjoyed that immensely. You did a great job keeping the characters true to cannon while exploring a scene JA certainly never would have attempted. I felt nervous for Lizzy and embarrassed right along with her, but also soothed and calmed by Darcy, ever the gentleman. This wedding night bodes well for the newly weds! Thank you for sharing it with us!

  8. I have often wondered how this event would turn out if it was actually written in the book. There could have been various possible ways to conclude their night but I have to say this is the most plausible, justifiable version EVER (even if there were more passionate versions compared to this).
    The style of writing was true– if not almost close to how JA would have wanted the characters to tell the story. I especially liked that Darcy’s introversion is still evident and has not changed, and that Elizabeth is still as humorous and liberal as ever amid the novelty of their situation. It’s very amusing that they have reacted awkwardly but as lovingly as their characters would allow in such a situation. I could have not stumbled upon an alternative ending as good and satisfying as this. Thanks for the write-up!

  9. I loved this piece,very true to the original in form,pacing, and character. I think Jane Austen would approve.

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