Today, I have author Kimberly Llewellyn here with us sharing her top 5 favorite wedding movies and why she loves them.
Welcome to The Book Vixen Kimberly!
Hi, everyone! Thank you to Brianna and the Book Vixen readers for letting me hang out with you today. Autumn is a wonderful time of year that tickles the senses: bright colorful pumpkins beaming in the sunlight, the warm apple-cider donuts melting in your mouth after a day of apple picking, and the crunching of crisp leaves under your feet during an afternoon stroll. Autumn is also a popular time of year for weddings. What could be prettier than exchanging vows under a colorful canopy of golden, ochre, and crimson leaves?
You might not be attending any fall nuptials this season, but if you love a good wedding, why not curl up with a bowl of roasted pumpkin seeds and some hot apple cider as you enjoy a favorite wedding movie?
Here is a list of my favorite wedding movies:
Muriel is a socially awkward Australian gal who can’t seem to escape her wacky family. I’m sure we can all relate to troublesome family members. Additionally, we’ve all had our self-esteem shaken at some point in our lives, right? (Or is it just me?) Muriel reaches a point where she must break away from her unsupportive family and live life on her own terms. The decision leads to some zany adventures. Throw in a marriage of convenience (a green-card wedding, if you will) and you’ve got one funny tale. Admittedly, I do have songs from Abba on my iPod and still sing along to the lyrics—when I’m alone. Watch this feel good movie and you too will be chair-dancing to the beat of Dancing Queen.
A group of sassy southern friends meet regularly at the beauty parlor as they prepare for Shelby’s wedding. This story makes me laugh—until I’m bawling my eyes out like a baby (ugly cry, anyone?). My favorite moment is the over-the-top wedding scene where the chapel interior is dripping in shades of pink, from blush to bashful, a southern tableau vivant forever etched in my memory.
The Princess Bride
This story appeals to my youthful girlie-girl side. I mean, the movie has got it all: fairy tale storyline, a dashing rogue, a pretty princess, and endless adventures in a faraway land. I especially didn’t mind the “kissing parts.”
The Wedding Singer
I relate to this movie in so many ways. Like Robbie, I endured a broken engagement. Like his friend, Sammy, I drove a limousine for a while (my family’s been in the limo service for generations). Like Julia in the 80s, I was a banquet waitress in the 90s, working weddings until my feet throbbed. After working so many big Greek weddings, I could actually sing along with the lyrics in Greek, although I didn’t know what they meant. This, of course, brings me to my final favorite wedding movie…
My Big Fat Greek Wedding
Toula is a Greek ugly duckling who gives herself a makeover and ends up enduring mounds of bridal taffeta as white as swan feathers. She’s invisible socially until she decides to turn her life around. She cleans up her appearance, pursues her dream of working in the travel industry, and meets the man of her dreams. But can she survive the antics of her big Greek family on her way to the chapel?
So that’s my shortlist of favorite wedding movies. Truth be told, I enjoy all wedding movies. So now it’s your turn. What’s your favorite wedding movie? I’d love to hear about it so please share in the comments section!
Known as "the Wedding Writer," Kimberly Llewellyn has worked with four New York publishing houses over the years and is the author of seven contemporary novels. Berkley Books, part of Penguin Putnam, published her most recent releases, two humorous comedic women's fiction novels in trade paperback.
The Quest for the Holy Veil was a More than Magic contest finalist, a Holt Medallion Award finalist, and an Award of Merit Recipient. Tulle Little, Tulle Late was a Book Sense Notable Pick, an RCA Cataromance Award Nominee, and a More than Magic Finalist. Prior to these two books, she wrote three short contemporary romances for Avalon and Kensington and worked on nonfiction projects for Prentice Hall as a corporate writer for National Assessment Institute.
Her indie books include two best-selling novels, Siren Call (light paranormal romance) and Almost a Bride (contemporary romance).
She's written short stories for magazines and nonfiction articles for newsletters and trade journals. She gives writing workshops and online chats. She also enjoys promoting "fiction for women" to the media and to various organizations (e.g., arts councils, Miss Florida State Pageant for Miss America, bridal expos). She's made guest appearances on television, including the shows Daytime, Mornings Around the Bay, and Your Turn.
After earning a Bachelor's Degree in English with a concentration in Media Communications, she worked in the field of advertising, then in desktop publishing as a corporate writer and editor, until working full time as a novelist.
Award-winning author, Kimberly Llewellyn, introduces a sexy fun story about two people who discover they have a lot more to share between the sheets than they ever bargained for.
Ivy Hammond got dumped at the altar, all because she was too much of a good girl in the bedroom. So when a research study on sex appeal needs participants, she jumps at the chance to learn what it takes to be sexy.
Kip Lockehart owes his foster brother his life. He repays the debt by agreeing to participate in a new sex appeal study. From the first sizzling assignment, Kip is immediately intrigued by the lovely Ivy, who’s innocently curious about what makes a woman sensual. Kip is more than happy to show her. But as each passionate assignment brings them closer, he fears they may break the study’s number one rule―don’t fall in love. But when he can’t stop picturing Ivy as his bride, he sets out to convince her some rules were made to be broken.
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