Watching: The Walking Dead
Listening to: The Black Keys
Making Me Smile: Texts from my son who has just started uni- a 2 hour flight away :-(
I'm just starting out on a new project and I'm immersing myself in research which has got me all soppy and sappy. Most of the romances I read all end with a lifelong promise but a lot of them don't show the actual weddings. The main character in my story is a wedding planner and it's been so-o-o-o long since my own wedding or since I even went to a wedding that I'm overdosing on wedding movies or anything remotely wedding related. It's great fun!
I've been googling wedding sites, buying wedding magazines (try explaining that to your hubby of 20 odd years!) and generally stalking anyone who even mentions the word wedding.
I've just found a UK Tv programme called The Proposers, which you all have probably known about for years, but for some reason I've only come across recently. It's about a proposal service in London that helps proposers plan a fitting proposal... a really neat idea for anyone who is too nervous to stage manage the whole thing on their own!
Then there are the wedding movies...Oh, my gosh...such fun! Things rarely turn out how we expect! I love this scene from Muriel's Wedding....
And this from Love Actually... (Go Rick Grimes!! Walking Dead fans will understand)
There are so so many more I'd love to share with you, but don't have enough space here.
I'm actually going to a wedding in April, for the first time in about 13 years, so I'm hugely looking forward to being a part of that! Seems like love is all around at the moment! And I love any opportunity to buy a new dress!
What about you- do you love a good wedding? Can you recommend any good wedding movies?
I do love a good wedding last year I had a son and a daughter get married and this year another of my daughters is tying the knot :) lots happening and one of my favourite wedding movies is My Big Fat Greek Wedding I so love that one. This must be one great book to research
Hi Helen- wow, what a lot of weddings! It must all hearts and flowers in your house! How lovely! I watched My Big Fat Greek Wedding so many years ago I MUST watch it again. *sigh* I do love all this research!Delete
Oh yes, me too Helen! And Four Weddings and a Funeral. And Notting Hill! And Sweet Home Alabama. And Three Men and a Little Lady. And and and.....ReplyDelete
Can you tell I love me a good wedding movie too?
Great clips, thanks for the walk down memory lane.
I do love a wedding, such a shame I haven't been to any in a long time, I was starting to think I may have to gatecrash a few! (Wedding Crashers...another great movie) Thanks for the suggestions- I haven't seen Three Men and a Little Lady and it's years since I watched SHA too- watched four weddings and Notting Hill last week - sooooo good!ReplyDelete
Good weddings are great to watch. That said, I'm a bit over hearing about wedding plans at present - I've been in training at work for the last two weeks (all girls in this training group). One of them is getting married in two weeks, another is engaged and has set a date for next Feb, and yet another is not engaged but has gotten her beau to commit to proposing within 6 months [they have been together long-term]... so one of the main topics of conversation has been wedding planning.ReplyDelete
I'm no help with suggesting a good wedding movie(s) to watch, but will be making note of the ones suggested in comments.
Guessing your son is in Dunedin at Otago Uni :)
LOl, Lyn it sounds like you're inundated with weddings at the moment! I can imagine it will be getting a little overwhelming!Delete
And yes, my boy has just started at Otago Uni :-)
I always loved Father of the Bride, such a classic! Definitely second Helen's suggestion of My Big Fat Greek Wedding too.ReplyDelete
I've never seen Father of the Bride- it's now on my list! Thank you xDelete
Louisa, I know what you mean about getting back into the swing of weddings. The book before this one featured a wedding (albeit without a swag of guests) and it was such fun thinking about the clothes and the decorations and the general festivities - so romantic. I think all the wedding films that come to mind have been mentioned. I think the wedding magazines are a great way to go.ReplyDelete
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Oh, Annie, the magazines are so amazing- I'm starting to wish I had a wedding of my own coming up, there's so much choice these days.Delete
Sorry about the deleted post above- I hit send too soon and it made no sense! LOL
Louisa, Four weddings and a Funeral is one of my favourites. I love a good wedding. It has all the emotion and love that as a writer I want. Weddings are special.ReplyDelete
Hey Sue- I LOVE Four Weddings! I also love that weddings have such potential for all kinds of drama- great for a writer!Delete