Romance and Me: The Wedding Romance

Filed in Christi Barth , featured , Romance and Me , The Latin Lover Posted on August 8, 2012 @ 11:00 am 2 comments

Hey Everyone!

With one of this week’s guest author (Christi Barth) and her novel Planning For Love I realized we never discussed wedding romances, and summer being the season for weddings,  now is the perfect time!

What are wedding romances you ask? Well romance stories which are focused around weddings! Either the heroine or the hero (or both of them) has a wedding related job, like wedding planner, photographer, florist, baker, etc.

Long before I realized these kinds of books existed I was already a fan of this type of movies: My Best Friend’s Wedding, The Wedding Planner, etc. Even if the movie wasn’t of great quality I very much enjoyed getting a glimpse of the behind the scenes of how a wonderful lavish wedding is put together. And when this is combined with a group of close friends, so that besides the wedding preparations we get the laughs and cries of friendships and loves, in my opinion that makes the perfect blend of sweet romance! (just look at these covers, aren’t they wonderfully suggestive, you can almost taste the bubbles in that apricot champagne! 😉 )

So if you are like me and love to get your small dose of tulle, pastel frosting and bouquet talk (even if you wouldn’t want the whole sequin-crazy shebang for your own wedding) you don’t have to wait for the next rom com, you can get your fixing of wedding talk by reading a wedding romance. So far I have found and read the first 3 novels in Nora Roberts’ Bride Quartet series and Planning For Love in Christi Barth’s Aisle Bound trilogy, but I also found this list of recommendation.

So please tell me,

Do you like wedding themed movies/novels?

What are your favourite wedding movies?

Any good wedding romance novels you could recommend?

About Stella

Stella is a proud bookaholic and a self-taught multilinguist in training. Besides reading, her other great passions are travelling and baking. When she is not globetrotting she lives in sunny Budapest, where she loves to spend her free time preparing (and feasting on) delicious cookies or devouring equally yummy books. Her favourite genres are urban fantasy and romance and she couldn't live without her daily dose of sunshine. Besides being the Latin Lover on BLI Stella also blogs about books and a bookish life on Ex Libris.

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  • aurian August 15, 2012 at 6:58 am

    Great post Stella, I never much put my contemporary books in categories though. So my first thought also went to the Nora Roberts quartet, which I still have to start reading someday. I know there is a cozy mystery series with a wedding planner as the sleuth, but I can’t remember the name of the author.
    I do like reading about weddings, and all the plannings necessary. Even though I never plan on marrying myself. My boyfriend has been married, and never wants to make that mistake again, and I never really cared for it. It does cost an enormous amount of money if you want to do it right.

    • Stella August 16, 2012 at 7:24 am

      Until now I haven’t either, but while I was reading Planning for Love I saw this sub-category and as I enjoy reading about the wedding business would love to discover more similar stories/series.

      Re: weddings what I don’t get/like is that in a lot of contemporary romances to have the happy ending the author forces/rushes the proposal to conclude with the promise of marriage. Why couldn’t two people be happy in a committed relationship for the time being? I’m not against marriage and weddings, I hope to get married one day, but sometimes that ending just doesn’t suit the story and feels forced.

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