A Savannah Christmas Wish, the next book in my Fitzgerald House series, is almost ready to launch into the world. It releases to the public December 1, 2015, but I have the cover.
I’m pretty thrilled that Bess, the heroine, is exactly how I pictured her. I found her on an episode of International House Hunters and snapped a picture of the woman looking for a house on a Caribbean island.
In A Savannah Christmas Wish, the Fitzgeralds’s mother, Mamie, gets married. I’m so happy this wedding made it into the book. I had written the wedding scene for Southern Comforts, but cut it. (My agent was sad I had cut it, but I needed the word count to explore fully Abby, Gray and Cheryl’s emotional arcs.)
It was a blast to rewrite the scene from Bess and Daniel’s point of view instead of Gray and Abby’s.
|Photo by CJ Bown|
And last month I helped my daughter celebrate her own happily-ever-after. She was married in Louisville in the beautiful St James church. And small world, the makeup artist had been a Harlequin cover model!
There were so many times in the last few months that I wished the Fitzgerald sisters could help my daughter with her wedding. Unfortunately, I don’t live in Kentucky. And the daughter was working hellacious hours and then moved back to Minnesota. So the wedding became a destination wedding. (The theme was Bourbon and Lace. I've never participated in a bourbon toast at a wedding before!)
The wedding wouldn’t have come together without the wonderful help of Brandan Gravitt, a wedding planner we were lucky to find when the stress was piling up on the bride. If you're ever looking for help in the Louisville/Lexington area, give The Brides Assistant a shout!
One of my favorite memories is the bride’s twin brother's speech about how special being a twin was. The whole reception was wiping tears from their eyes. And of course one of the bride's sisters told funny stories about the bride and had us wiping tears from laughing.
|Twins and groom|
Thought I would include a few pictures here. (Had to include the flower girl, Princess Fluffy Top.)
There are more on my Facebook page if you want to stop over.
Tell me--what’s your favorite wedding memory?