When I was invited to participate in the Montana Born Brides series, I jumped at the opportunity. Like any romance author worth her salt, I LOVE weddings. And I still look back on my own wedding day and smile. I have a few friends who say there are lots of things they would change about their weddings if they got the chance to get married again – no, they’re not talking about their husbands – but the truth is there is absolutely nothing I would change. I loved it all!
My wedding was truly a fairytale and everything a girl imagines. I married my Prince Charming surrounded by my closest friends and family and my favourite colour – PINK!
The invitations were silver and pink, the programs were silver and pink. My bridesmaids wore magenta (a shade of pink) bodices with black skirts and pink bead necklaces and earrings. They looked stunning. Our groomsmen wore pink ties to match the bridesmaid’s dresses. I should point out here that my Prince Charming was the ONLY one who refused to wear any pink – he wore a silver tie instead. I’ve almost forgiven him. The cake was pink. The flowers were shades of pink. My dress was a beautiful ice-pink AND to top it all off, I wore hot pink Doc Marten books on my feet. Very practical considering it was the middle of winter and we had to navigate a number of puddles.
In addition to pink there were a few other fun things on our special day. We traveled to the church and then the reception, which was held in the renovated stables of a local golf course, in GT limousines – my Prince Charming’s contribution to the big day. If I had my way we’d probably have travelled in a Pink Hummer but you gotta let those men have their ways sometimes, right? Our first dance started with some soppy number by Shania Twain, but it quickly switched to THE BIRDIE DANCE (with a little bit of of this and a little bit of that), which made all our wonderful guests laugh and then join in.
The only thing that didn’t go to plan? I forgot to wear the perfume I’d bought especially for the day. But you know what? I didn’t notice until months later and it totally didn’t matter. My wedding day was perfect.
One of the best things about writing romance is having the chance to relive the whole falling in love and living happy ever after thing with each new couple we create. I had SO much fun writing Magdalena Davis and Jake Kohl and I hope you enjoy their love story in KISS THE BRIDE as much as I enjoyed writing it.
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