Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Wedding Days


June is a traditional time for weddings. My niece Jenn made this awesome cake for the wedding of her brother-in-law and wife, my nephew and new niece, Scott and Aimee. Yummy!

The beautiful ceremony on Saturday—yes, I cried—had me thinking about literary weddings. I realized I've written a wedding scene for each of my novels.

I've also written a very short wedding story, The Legend of the Vanishing Wedding Feast, a prequel to my un-contracted Garden Gate series and posted it at Castles & Guns.

Share your favorite wedding scenes from stories you've written or read by leaving a comment.

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Dawn Marie Hamilton writes Scottish inspired romance stories with fantasy or paranormal elements.

18 comments:

morgan wyatt said...

Hi Dawn Marie,

I love wedding scenes with pets and children because they add so much chaos...and there is always chaos. When my older nephew got married, my other sister accidentally ran over her son's foot in the parking lot. Chaos. He was okay, nothing broken.

Dawn Marie Hamilton said...

Hi, Morgan. Chaos is a great word to describe what happens on most wedding days. Thanks for dropping by and sharing.

Paisley Kirkpatrick said...

I've not had an exciting wedding scene in a story, but over the years have made many wedding cakes as gifts. My nightmare:

The bride's aunt insisted on giving the couple the perfect top to the wedding cake. It just happened to be 2/3 of a Grecian urn and weighed a ton (well, maybe a slight exaggeration). The cake was set up on the table, I placed the urn on top and stood back to admire the three tier masterpiece. It seemed a wee bit crooked, then it started leaning, then it resembled the Leaning Tower of Piza. I ran up to the table, screaming for help. My hubby took plastic forks, bent the tine part over and we braced the cake with a multitude of them. I had to re-smooth the frosting and had to threaten the lives of the musicians when they set up, not giving thought to dropping heavy items. The cake shook, trembled and gave me a fright, but in the end (since I insisted they cut it before doing anything after the ceremony), it survived and so did I. :)

Jill James said...

I wrote a wedding scene in my first, now under the bed with the dust bunnies, story.

She does a Runaway Bride thing and he comes with a hook and ladder truck (firefighter) to her house and sweeps her away for the wedding.

Dawn Marie Hamilton said...

Oh, Paisley. You must have been a wreck. I think it's so sweet to offer to bake for a wedding. Thanks for stopping by and sharing your nightmare story.

Dawn Marie Hamilton said...

Hi, Jill. Your runaway bride / firefighter scene sounds cute. Will the story ever see the light of day with a rewrite? Thanks for visiting and sharing.

Kristal Lee said...

Wow. I didn't know you had a prequel to the Garden Gate series. I'm so waiting for you to get published. I want the whole kit and kaboodle.
~k

Dawn Marie Hamilton said...

Hey, Kristal. Thanks for visiting Voices. You'll hear me screaming all the way in Orlando the day I sign a contract. :)

Josie said...

Dawn,
What a gorgeous cake! I'm sure the wedding was beautiful, too.

Paisley--LOL! Thanks for sharing your story.

Dawn Marie Hamilton said...

Thanks for dropping in, Joanne. And yes, the wedding was outdoors and lovely.

Pat McDermott said...

A writing teacher told me once that the best stories end with either a wedding or a funeral. Her opinion, of course. My "Band of Roses" ended with a slambang royal wedding that I loved writing and still love reading. Maybe it makes up for my own wedding, conducted by a Chinese Justice of the Peace in his dinosaur-bone filled living room :-)Loved the cake, Dawn. It would fit right in with the fabulous food I'm enjoying on this Alaskan cruise!

Denise said...

Beautiful cake!

My daughter had a very small cake just big enough to cut and have a piece for her and the groom. Then the top to freeze for their 1st year anniversary. She had cupcakes for the guests. You wouldn't believe how hard it was to keep the guests away from the cupcakes until they could cut the cake.

My daughter was late walking down the aisle because the strap on her gown broke and everybody was scrambling for a safety pin. LOL Luckily, we found one in the craft room. The minister said he learns something new for every wedding and now he's going to keep a stash of safety pins in the church.

My mom's side of the family always has drama at their weddings and someone always ends up in trouble or jail. There is always some kind of fight, screaming, hair pulling, and nasty name calling. Then they quit talking to each other until the next wedding or funeral. Weird bunch.

Mom actually got really ticked at my dad's niece's wedding and followed a woman into the restroom. The woman had been flirting with my dad and flashing him with her boobs and other body parts. The woman's blonde beehive ended up on the commode. She didn't need to flash after that because she walked out to her car with her dress in tatters and her hair dripping. Mom didn't have a scratch.

Dawn Marie Hamilton said...

Hi, Pat. Thanks for stopping by Voices while cruising the way far north pacific. Hope you're having a great time. I got married by a Justice of the Peace also, but no bones.

Dawn Marie Hamilton said...

Wow, Denise. Sounds like a wild bunch. I bet you have enough material for a dozen books. I like the idea of cupcakes. Thanks for dropping in.

Clarissa Southwick said...

What a beautiful cake. Your niece is so talented!

I actually don't like writing wedding scenes. I think they're never as magical on paper as I imagine them in my head.

Dawn Marie Hamilton said...

Thanks for stopping by, Clarissa.

Lizzie Walker said...

Dawn, your niece made that cake? WOW what a talent! It is gorgeous. How wonderful for your brother-in-law.

Congratulations!

Dawn Marie Hamilton said...

Hi, Lizzie. Jenn is really amazing. The cake was delicious. Thanks for visiting Voices.