Rachael Johns’ Kiss The Bride

I’ve been a fan of Rachael Johns for awhile now and am so excited about her new release for Tule.  Here she is to tell us all about Kiss The Bride!

Welcome, Rachael!

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.



Thank you, Rachael!  Friends, download a copy of Rachael’s Kiss the Bride today if you haven’t read it already.  To welcome Rachael to JaneBlog and celebrate her new book, I’ve got a cool summer prize for one of you!  For a chance to win books, goodies, giftcards and reader swag, leave a comment for Rachael below and you’ll be entered to win!  Contest ends Friday with winner announced Saturday.


  1. What a delightful wedding post. This is captivating and memorable. Such a great wedding celebration. Best wishes. Your book would be wonderful for this summer.

  2. Rachael, thank you so much for sharing about your pink wedding…those shoes are fantastic! Your dress is beautiful and the bridesmaid dresses are delightful…I would be a bridesmaid in that dress and keep it to wear later, classy. And, your book sounds lovely. Best of luck with your writing.

  3. Congrats to Rachael on the new release. I’m pretty sure I’ve heard Shania Twain at a few weddings, too.

  4. Your wedding day sounds perfect!!! I read the book yesterday and loved it!!! Absolutely loved it!! Thank you so much for another wonderful book!!

  5. Thanks for sharing all the facts and the pics about your perfect wedding!!! It sounds & looks like it was wonderful. Congrats on your new release!

  6. Rachel,
    I too had a pink wedding….pink satin wedding dress all the way to the invitations and cake…. marriage didn’t last but I got two wonderful girls I wouldn’t trade for anything out of it…. second hubby was a “rebound” according to everyone….but 23 years later were still together and going strong….I can’t remember what we wore cause we eloped to a nearby state but I remember warming up the car as fast as I could when he said…You wanna go get married? like now? lmao

  7. What a fun post. It is great to look back at your wedding day and not want to change it. Same for me, other than I wish my dad had still been alive when I got married. Though, I did walk down the aisle by myself because I felt like my dad was there with me.

  8. I was lucky to read an ARC of Kiss the Bride abd I really enjoyed it.
    Thanks for the giveaway 🙂

  9. Oh Rachael love the photos from your wedding those shoes are the best 🙂

    I have these stories downloaded and waiting for me to read 🙂

    Have From

  10. Rachel, I absolutely love your dress and boots. You were a beautiful bride. My godchild (niece) got married tonight. Unfortunately, I couldn’t be there because she chose to go to FL to have a beach wedding!

  11. This reminds me how much I wish to have a dream wedding some day. Even if I was married to my Prince Charming 17 years ago. We got married in a court house and I don’t regret it but still…I’d love to have a wedding dress. 😉

  12. Lovely to see you all here!
    Would love to check this out, as I haven’t read any of your books yet, Rachael (but absolutely love several of Jane’s so far).

  13. Wow Rachel how lovely is it to read about your wedding day for a promotion of you latest book. I love your wedding dress very nice tone colour. Great photos too.
    One thing I love about romance novels is it take you on adventure that you don’t have in you life such as a lovely handsome man to flirt with. Lol or the nice outback it’s set in. Just at puts you in fantasy land. I grew up on a farm so it’s nice to have a farm lifestyle in the novels I like reading. Loved the photo of your cake to.

    As for weddings well my fair tale is yet to be discovered hence being single and turning 35 this year. But if I ever do find my hamsome prince and get married it will be a wedding with a difference. Mixture of things but at the moment dream is a rainbow bridal partie 4wd utes as the bridle cars, greeting married somewhere magical and having whipcracking as I walk up the isle has been a dream of mine for a while. And added into that photos with a difference at our family hut and maybe some animals envolved such as rare horses or maybe the husky sled dog team. And most of all a fun day. Oh and have to have photos taken infront of an old wagon my parents have in there yard. Lol I look forward to reading kiss the bride. And I hope I get a chance to meet you in August at the romance guild singing event in Melbourne. Thanks for sharing.

  14. It sounds like your day was perfect and filled with joy! Congrats on celebrating what a new beginning is all about!

  15. Congratulations on your release, Rachael! I see great reviews have already been posting. 🙂

  16. Loved reading about your wedding, Rachael. Thank you for sharing pictures too. Love your choice of colors.

    Congratulations on your new release. I will make sure to read it.

  17. I love it…I can see my daughter with all things purple, one day 🙂
    Congrats on the new release! Weddings are so much fun!

  18. hi! love your wedding story and pictures! I would change a few things for my mom wasn’t there, aItnd I had put together our wedding and hubby did the cooking too much work and I was worn-out and to be honest didn’t enjoy the day like I did at my reception that my mom gave us in Chicago! It was all Italian! Anyways, love to read your book have never read you before! thanks for the giveaway!

  19. coolest wedding ever! 37 years ago I had a traditional wedding but today, I’d go fun rather than traditional. I would also not get a perm on my short hair 2 days before the wedding. But, it was easy hair on our honeymoon in Hawaii!

  20. Thought I had posted but don’t see it. Just want to say your pics are great and I really liked your color choices. Thanks for sharing your memories.
    Carol L

  21. Thank you, all, for making Rachael feel welcome. Our winner is #22 Andrea Cook!

    Andrea, shoot me an email with your mailing info and I’ll get the prize on its way to you.

    Happy weekend!

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