Wedding Reads

file000353140187Happy June!

I love that we here at the Heart-Shaped Glasses blog picked “weddings” as this month’s theme.

I happen to be a June bride! In fact, my anniversary is tomorrow…

(just sayin’)

As a reader and writer, I think “weddings” make the perfect backdrop for a romance. Who doesn’t like a wedding? Neurotic brides, beautiful dresses, love, romantic proposals, jealousy, friendship, crazy families, stress—there are so many interesting facets to them.

Now, put all those things in a fiction book and you can really have a lot of fun as a writer!

My next book I plan to write will incorporate a wedding. My heroine’s mother is getting remarried—to my heroine’s ex boyfriend’s father! Needless to say, the wedding will be a perfect opportunity to bring my hero and heroine back together again (whether they like it or not) 🙂

Do you like to stories that involve weddings too?

Well, here’s a rundown of some of my favorite wedding reads:

**Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin  (one groom but the best friend has the hots for him–chick-lit)

**I Do, but I Don’t by Cara Lockwood (about the crazy mishaps of a wedding planner–chick-lit)

**Save the Date by Tamara Summers   (YA book about a girl who has four sisters planning weddings–really fun!)

**Picture Perfect by Janice Thompson (about a wedding photographer and the competition she falls for)

**The Brides Quartet Series by Nora Roberts (I especially love this one! All four books were very romantic as the characters created weddings for other people)

Ah, so much drama to be had! I hope you get to check out some of these books this month for yourself. And if you’re a writer, I hope our theme inspires your own wedding story!

Are you a June bride? Do you have a favorite fictional wedding read?

**Also, don’t forget all commenters this month have a chance of winning our $5 Amazon GC Giveaway!

About Jennifer Shirk

Jennifer Shirk is a sweet romance author for Montlake and Entangled Publishing who also happens to be a mom, pharmacist, Red Sox fan, P90x grad, and overall nice person. Check out her upcoming sweet romance: WRONG BROTHER, RIGHT MATCH releasing December 5, 2016.
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6 Responses to Wedding Reads

  1. I love reading and writing about weddings. You can have so much fun with it!

  2. I love reading about weddings, but I’ve never written one. Maybe I need to remedy that 🙂

  3. Bethanne says:

    I used to love when the book ended on a good Wedding Note. One of my favorite movies is Fools Rush In. I love it because it shows that the wedding is not really the HEA. The marriage is…if you can live through it! LOL 😀

  4. Sutton Fox says:

    Happy Anniversary, Jennifer! I love reading about weddings, although I’ve only written a tiny wedding scene as an epilogue. Doing the in depth thing is a little intimidating. lol. My favorite wedding read is also I Do, But I Don’t. Fun story!

  5. Nina Croft says:

    Hope you had a fabulous anniversary, Jennifer.
    I don’t think I’ve ever written about a wedding, and I haven’t read any of those books – off to check them out on Amazon now!

  6. I loved Nora’s Bride Series! I’m a sucker for a good wedding scene whether it’s in a book or in a movie – but so far, I think I’ve only written one. Hope you had a great anniversary!

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