Posted by Samantha Grace
It’s June! Wedding season, y’all. Not that my family and I are attending any weddings this month. No registry gifts to hunt down or toilet paper wedding gowns to design at the bridal shower. Darn the luck! (Okay, I really do enjoy shower games. I’m an oddity, I know.)
Instead of attending a real wedding, my daughter and I have been watching reruns of My Fair Wedding with David Tutera. We tried a couple episodes of the new version, My Fair Wedding: Unveiled, but it’s a fail in our book. Just saying, the original show had a hook and now I can’t distinguish it from Bridezillas. The world DOES NOT need another show about self-absorbed people creating drama.
With the original My Fair Wedding, I was guaranteed three things:
(1) The bride would have a touching story that made we want to see her wedding dreams come true.
(2) I would cry when the vows were being exchanged.
(3) The wedding and reception would be breathtaking.
I’m convinced my daughter will need a wedding planner when she gets married. I want all of her wedding dreams to come true too, starting with a groom worthy of her, of course. We still have many years to go before we have to worry about any of that, so we’ll stick to reruns of My Fair Wedding, and I think I'm going to indulge in some of my favorite wedding movies this month.
Father of the Bride (Steve Martin) – I never saw the original version with Spencer Tracy. It could be just as good if not better than the remake, but I love this movie. I cry every time I see the main character’s daughter sleeping on the couch with a magazine about planning a wedding on a budget.
27 Dresses (Katherine Heigle & James Marsdel) – This was fun, and I really liked how the relationship between the two main characters developed. I was routing for the heroine to become a bride at last, but with the right guy. I wasn’t disappointed.
Four Weddings and a Funeral (Hugh Grant & Andie MacDowell) - I loved this movie even though I wasn’t crazy about the heroine or hero. The supporting characters elevated it from so-so to great. And the montage at the end showing everyone getting their HEA? LOVED IT!!!
The Wedding Singer (Adam Sandler & Drew Berrymore) – First of all, I love these two actors together on screen. Add 80s music and big hair, and what can go wrong? Definitely a favorite for me!
Monsoon Wedding (Vasundhara Das & Parvin Dabas) – It has been a while since I saw this movie, but I remember it being a pleasant surprise. Set in India, this movie is about an arranged marriage between a contemporary hero and heroine. It’s a romance with a happy ending. Nothing like having that happy glow at the end of a movie, unless it comes from a romance novel instead. Might I suggest Lady Vivian Defies a Duke?
THE NAKED TRUTH
Lady Vivian Worth knows perfectly well how to behave like a lady. But observing proper manners when no one is around to impress is just silly. Why shouldn’t she strip down to her chemise for a swim? When her betrothed arrives to finally meet her, Vivi will act every inch the lady—demure, polite, compliant. Everything her brother has promised the man. But until then, she’s going to enjoy her freedom…
A REVEALING DISCOVERY
Luke Forest, the newly named Duke of Foxhaven, wants nothing to do with his inheritance—or the bride who comes with it. He wants adventure and excitement, like the enchanting water nymph he’s just stumbled across. When he discovers the skinny-dipping minx is his intended, he reconsiders his plan to find Lady Vivian another husband. Because the idea of this vivacious woman in the arms of another man might be enough to drive him insane—or to the altar.
Do you have a favorite wedding movie or TV show? Do you cry at weddings like I do? I don't even have to know the people well and I get misty-eyed!
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