Thursday, 13 June 2013

Guest post by Robin Bielman + Giveaway

You all know how much I love wedding romances, be they movies or books :-) So when I was organizing my high school best friend's pre-bachelorette pajama party two weeks ago only movies featuring weddings were on the menu for the night. ;-) So when I saw that Robin Bielman explored the same theme for her stop in the Kissing the Maid of Honor blog tour at Ex Libris, I thought: 1) great minds think alike, and 2) I added some movies to the list for the next pre-wedding pajama party ;-) So join the fun, tell us which wedding movies you like to be entered for some amazing gifts and if you haven't read Kissing the Maid of Honor yet, do it as soon as you can, I LOVED it (as you can see it in my detailed review)! :-)

Hi everyone! Stella, thank you so much for having me back at Ex Libris! This is one of my favorite hangouts and I’m so happy to be here to celebrate the release of the first book in my Secret Wishes series, KISSING THE MAID OF HONOR, with a fun top ten list.

Top Ten Wedding Movies

I love, love, love romantic comedies so it was so much fun picking my top ten wedding movies. It was also hard! There are so many fun films to choose from. But a few just really stand out in my mind and so here they are in no particular order.

I love Julia Roberts. I don’t think there’s a movie she’s made that I haven’t enjoyed. And this one with the “if we’re not married by the time we turn 28, we’ll marry each other” friendship bargain, is the perfect set-up for conflict when Michael tells Julianne that he’s getting married right when she realizes she’s in love with him.

I think this romantic comedy adventure is on everyone’s list of favorite movies. We’re all rooting for Buttercup and Westley, and despise Prince Humberdinck. Oh, and I love how the movie unfolds as a story told to a sick boy by his grandfather. Makes me believe in fairy tales. :-)

This is one of those movies I can watch over and over again. And not just because Ryan Reynolds is in it. I love the action-adventure. It’s laugh out loud funny. They’re planning a wedding. (And! KC and the Sunshine Band sing at the rehearsal dinner.) And it’s got Ryan Reynolds. Oh, did I mention that already?

I love best friends to lovers stories. But of course, it can’t be easy. And in this case, when Tom’s best friend Hannah tells him she’s getting married and wants him to be her maid of honor, he of course realizes he wants Hannah for himself. I loved the idea of a male friend being the maid of honor. And I loved that the wedding was taking place in Scotland. But mostly I loved Tom and Hannah together – they were meant to be.

This is the ‘always a bridesmaid never the bride’ story, and I just adored it. It’s funny and romantic and heart wrenching. It’s also the story of a girl, who thinks she’s in love with her Mr. Right, but he’s really Mr. Wrong, and Mr. Right is right under her nose. Love stories like that!

Sandra Bullock. Betty White. Ryan Reynolds. Enough said.

Have you all seen this one? It stars Reese Witherspoon and I love every movie she does, too. It’s a love triangle/reunited lovers story (well technically they’re still married) and it’s one of those feel-good movies that you wish would go on a little longer.

What’s not to love about a wedding singer with a broken heart falling for a waitress with a cheating fiancé? And it’s a blast to the past, taking place in the 1980’s, which makes it even more fun to watch the deepening feelings develop between Robbie (played by Adam Sandler) and Julia (played by Drew Barrymore.)

This is one of those crazy, fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants movies. Flying to Vegas (I love Vegas!) to marry his girlfriend before guilt eats at him for going against his dying mother’s wish to never marry, Jack (Nicholas Cage) loses a bet—and his fiancé (Sarah Jessica Parker) before they can say I do. All ends happy, of course, but on the way to HEA, there’s Hawaii (I love Hawaii!) and skydiving Elvises. :-D

I have such fond memories of this movie! This movie is probably the most wedding-ish as it centers on the extravagant wedding plans and a father’s coming to terms with losing his daughter. Steve Martin and Diane Keaton are brilliant as usual.

So there you have it. My picks for best wedding movies. Now it’s your turn! What’s one of your favorite wedding films?

Robin Bielman lives in Southern California with her high school sweetheart husband, two sons, and crazy-cute mini Labradoodle, Harry Dresden. When not attached to her laptop, she can almost always be found with her nose in a book. She also loves to run, hike, and dip her toes in the ocean. Writing is a dream come true, and she still pinches herself to be sure it’s real.

She is also the author of Worth the Risk and Yours At Midnight from Entangled’s Ever After line. She loves to connect with readers.

For more information on Robin and her books visit

Kissing the Maid of Honor by Robin Bielman

Book #1 in the Secret Wishes series

Kissing her best friend's brother never felt so right...

Sela Sullivan is resolved to be the best maid of honor ever, even if it means tolerating the best man. Insufferable, too-handsome Luke Watters is not only the guy who humiliated her at a kissing booth in high school, but he also happens to be her best friend’s older brother. Positive he’s the same arrogant jock, Sela vows to focus on her duties and steer clear of the frustrating—and frustratingly tempting—Luke.

As a world-renowned extreme-sports photographer, Luke is used to undertaking life-risking adventures. But risking his heart for the beautiful Sela Sullivan, who clearly still hates him for his rejection all those years ago? He didn’t see that coming. Sela inspires a passion he’s never known, and the more time they spend together, the more he craves her. But can he prove to the maid of honor he’s become a man of honor?

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Robin has put together Bridesmaid Prize Packs for 5 very lucky readers and one reader will win a Maid of Honor Prize Pack! :-)

To be entered just fill out the Rafflecopter form below and tell us in a comment: What’s one of your favourite wedding films?
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Giveaway is open worldwide and ends on 14 June 2013!

Good luck!

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