Thursday, 29 September 2016

Top Ten Movie Weddings - A guest post by A.L. Michael

To celebrate Nice Day for a White Wedding’s release, I thought I’d make my list of the top ten weddings in fiction. From wedding themed, to just featuring an epic wedding, here’s my list:

1 - 27 Dresses: She was obsessed with having that perfect wedding in central park, wearing her mum’s dress and having her name in the paper. But in reality, she was happy to just watch him watch her as she walked down the aisle on the beach.

2 - Runaway Bride: Another lesson in the wedding being less important than the nuptials themselves. Though, really, maybe they could have just lived together happily unmarried instead of needing to spring her on it like a scared poodle?

3 - The Wedding Date: Legit actually love this movie. She hires a prostitute to go with her to her sister’s wedding, where her ex will be the best man. Lots of beautiful English countryside and realising that a man who sells his body is probably the world’s best psychologist. Plus, there’s dancing and hen nights and lots of drama. Yay!

4 - The Wedding Singer: Again, I love this movie. I love the singing, I love the fact that she’s a waitress and no-one ever tries to make her something else. I love that it’s so ridiculously 80s and everyone wears crazy clothing and sings to Bowie. And the overall theme: I wanna grow old with you. Awe.

5 - My Big Fat Greek Wedding: Mainly because I’m Greek, and this is almost exactly what happens (with slightly less Windex and Americanisms) the dancing, the over-the-top stuff, the hundreds of people, all with the same names and the confusing nature of the relationship (we have to invite your second cousin’s auntie’s godmother’s son - it would be rude not too!) but the sense of family and identity is pretty damn sweet.

6 - Father of the Bride: I love this one for the same reason I love The Wedding Singer - the massive emotional freak outs. Daughter falls in love, dad freaks out, crazy wedding freaks out even more and has to get the hell over it. Also Diane Keaton is just a goddess.

7 - Princess Bride: Well, it has bride in the title. This is one of my favourite films anyway, but there’s lots of wedding stuff. Plus crowns and true wuv and stuff.

8 - High Society: Wedding of the century, Grace Kelly, singing, dancing and smooth jaaaaazzz. I love this movie, the dresses are amazing and everyone’s there for this big wedding whilst the bride realises that she’s never really loved poor old boring George.

9 - Mamma Mia! Okay, it’s cheesy as crap but everyone comes together for a wedding! On a sunny island (Like Nice Day for a White Wedding...hint hint) and lots of drama and singing. Plus, Meryl Streep. Another goddess.

10 - Wedding Crashers: Mainly because Isla Fisher ends up being nuts and I really enjoy that.

Movies I purposefully did not mention:
My Best Friend’s Wedding: DO NOT chase around the guy you apparently love (but haven’t seen for years) thinking that he will choose you over the girl he’s actually promised to marry. That’s INSANE and SELFISH, Julia Roberts!

Bride Wars: If choosing the same day and competing over wedding stuff can destroy a fifteen year friendship, I would say you’re not really good friends to start with. Not girl power-y at all.

Bridesmaids: Loved a lot of the actors in this, but it didn’t float my boat. Mainly due to all the poop.

Made of Honour: AGAIN, could you people sort your shit out about who you’re in love with before your wedding day? Thanks.

The Blurb: 

Sometimes, Happy Ever After is where the real trouble begins…

Chelsea Donnolly wasn’t supposed to amount to anything. But if there’s one thing the bad girl from the estate liked better than trouble, it was a challenge. So, to the amusement of her best friends Evie, Mollie and Ruby – and the disbelief of her teachers – this bad girl turned good.

These days, Chelsea is the kind of girl people are proud to know – and, after a surprise trip to Venice, she has a ring on her finger to prove it. But to get there, she’s had to learn to keep her deepest secrets from everyone – even her fiancé. And when wedding preparations threaten to blow her cover, Chelsea can’t help but wonder: in her battle to the top, might she have left the best parts of herself behind?



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About the author:
A.L. Michael is hurtling towards the end of her twenties a little too quickly. She is the author of 'Wine Dark, Sea Blue', 'The Last Word', 'My So Called (Love) Life', 'Driving Home for Christmas', and 'If You Don't Know Me By Now', based upon her experiences as a London barista. 
Her new three book series, The House on Camden Square, starts with 'Goodbye Ruby Tuesday' and focuses on three friends as they try to open an arts centre in Camden, in memory of their rock star friend.

She is a Creative Therapeutic Facilitator, currently researching the power of creative writing to be helpful in recovering from eating disorders, and likes running writing workshops that link together the body and the mind. When she's not writing, she likes yoga, trying to bake healthy treats and was a hipster before hipsters were hipster. Well, she likes Chai lattes and owns a Mac. 


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