Guest Post & Giveaway with Author Kimberly Llewellyn

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!

Author Guest Post

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’s Wedding

Muriel's WeddingMuriel 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.

Steel Magnolias

Steel MagnoliasA 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

The Princess BrideThis 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

The Wedding SingerI 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

My Big Fat Greek WeddingToula 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!

About the Author

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.

Find the author online: website | twitter | facebook

About the Book

Almost a Bride by Kimberly Llewellyn

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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  1. I can't think of the name of the movie with Richard Greer and Julia Roberts where they ride off on horses at the end and she has jilted so many men at the alter.

  2. A couple of my favorites are Father of the Bride and My Big Fat Greek Wedding!

    Thanks so much!

  3. I LOVE the Princess Bride & My Big Fat Greek Wedding! I also love The Sound of Music (an oldie but a goodie!)

  4. Kelly it is Runaway Bride. I loved that movie also. I alo love Maid of Honor.

  5. Runaway Bride was awesome. In fact, I liked it even better the second time I watched it. Another goodie is Bridesmaids. It was hard keeping my list to five favorites!

  6. Corny, but I like Princess Diary's, 2, where Mia almost gets married, but doesn't so her grandmother the Queen uses the occasion to marry her long-time love.

  7. I liked Julia Roberts in My Boyfriend's Wedding. Awesome wedding movie. Oh, and The Wedding Date.

  8. I am Greek, so the movie ''My Big Fat Greek Wedding'' is my favorite. It managed to capture quite well the passion and warmth that characterizes Greeks.

  9. I don't think I have a favourite per se but I did really enjoyed Wedding Crashers.

  10. I love The Wedding Singer. Thanks for the giveaway!

  11. My favorite wedding movie is '27 Dresses'.

  12. My favorite wedding movie is My Best Friend's Wedding. My favorite scene was when the cast was singing I Say A Little Prayer in the restaurant.

  13. MY favorite wedding movie is The Sound of Music, and Steel Magnolias. I don't usually watch movies over and over but those two I will.

  14. My favorite wedding movie is The Sound of Music and Steel Magnolias. I don't normally watch movies more than once but these two I will watch over and over!


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