by Johanna Raisanen, Editor
As I’m writing this, I’m also almost finished editing Amy Vastine’s January 2020 Harlequin Heartwarming book, A BRIDESMAID TO REMEMBER. I’m not going to spoil it, but the opening wedding scene is fantastic! I know readers are going to love this book.
The story, plus a few other things, got me thinking about weddings. In Toronto news this week, a bridal shop suddenly closed its doors. Apparently the owner hasn’t paid her rent and the landlord locked up the store—along with all the wedding gowns! My heart sank when I saw all the prospective brides lined up outside, hoping their dresses were in the store and they could pick them up.
I’ve been watching a lot of FRIENDS reruns lately, and the wedding episode where Ross says Rachel’s name instead of his bride’s during the ceremony is a great scene. I have to admit I really like that wedding episode because that’s where Chandler and Monica begin their romance, but the wedding scene with all the candles is beautiful—until the name mixup, that is!
One of my favorite wedding scenes is in WHEN HARRY MET SALLY, when Jess and Marie toast to Harry and Sally: “To Harry and Sally, if Marie or I had found either of them remotely attractive... we would not be here today.” I crack up every time! Also, “baby fish mouth!” LOL!
And I would be remiss if I didn’t mention the last two British royal weddings. Who can resist the glamour, the pomp, the history—and the gowns!
Will looks so dashing in his military uniform:
I love Meghan’s gown! So beautiful:
But who could forget Diana’s wedding day? That dress!
Weddings are a time for hope, joy, love and sometimes drama. So there are usually some great stories to tell, and I can’t wait for readers to pick up A BRIDESMAID TO REMEMBER in January 2020. But until then, they have the August Harlequin Heartwarming books to keep the romance going!