I love weddings. I always have. This has turned out to be a good thing as my life seems to be nothing but weddings at the moment with my own forthcoming nuptials.
Even knowing how much work goes into the big day, I can’t get enough. Thankfully, there’re tons of romance novels that involve weddings.
Whether the heroines are the ones getting married, are helping to plan the perfect day for the happy couple or are just enjoying the wedding as a friend or family member, all of these novels have plenty of tulle and swooning to satisfy every wedding-loving romance reader.
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1.The Duchess Deal by Tessa Dare
The Duke of Ashbury has had one goal since returning from the Napoleonic Wars: get married and produce an heir. Unfortunately, having returned with horrific scars, he finds it difficult to find a woman willing to accept him, especially after his fiancée breaks their engagement shortly after his return.
When Emma Gladstone shows up on his front step wearing a wedding dress she sewed for his ex-fiancée and demands payment, the Duke sees it as an ideal opportunity and offers to marry her. What neither of them expect is for their marriage of convenience to turn into a love match.
This one’s a fun and funny historical romance, which riffs on Beauty and the Beast. Keep an eye out for the author’s dedication as it’s guaranteed to make you giggle.
2. The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory
Alexa Monroe gets stuck in an elevator during a power outage with Drew Nichols, who is in desperate need of a plus one for his ex’s wedding, and is surprised to find herself agreeing to be his date.
After having more fun than either of them expected, they head back to their high-powered jobs in different cities. Suddenly they must decide if long distance is worth the work for a relationship that could be the best thing that’s happened to either of them.
This charming romance has made tons of must-read lists in 2018. A perfect candidate if you’re aiming to read more diverse books this year.
3. Chose the Wrong Guy, Gave Him the Wrong Finger by Beth Harbison
Ten years ago, Quinn Barton nearly walked down the aisle to marry her high school boyfriend, Burke Morrison. That is until Burke's brother, Frank, told her that Burke had cheated.
Now, Quinn remains haunted by the shattered pieces of her romantic life. Not that she's unhappy with her life, running a custom wedding dress business and sharing wine and cheese with her best friend who works next door.
But when Burke and Frank come back to town for a big family event, Quinn realizes she still needs to deal with the decade-old feelings that never went away.
Humorous and fluffy, this romance abounds with moments to swoon over. A definite hit for readers who are already fans of writers like Sophie Kinsella.
4. The Accidental Bride by Denise Hunter
In this Christian romance, Shay Brandenberger is too busy trying to make ends meet and keep her family ranch to even think about getting involved with another man. Particularly not Travis McCoy who left her at the altar to go on the rodeo circuit when they were both younger.
But when they accidentally end up legally married during a historical reenactment, Travis makes an offer Shay can't refuse. He'll help her get the ranch in order, if she'll just give him a second chance. While Shay doesn't want to risk her heart again maybe this is God's plan for her life after all.
If you’re a sucker for the trope of fake weddings that accidentally turn out to be real, this romance is definitely for you.
The Accidental Bride is available as an eBook.
5. Wedding Night by Sophie Kinsella
Lottie is convinced that her boyfriend is about to propose to her but when his big question turns out to be about a trip abroad, she’s crushed.
When Lottie reconnects with an old flame, they come up with plan to skip dating and living together and head straight to marriage. Lottie’s sister, Fliss, is convinced this is a terrible idea but Lottie is determined to get married whether it’s for better or worse.
Regular readers of Kinsella know to expect plenty of humour, a solid dash of dreamy romance and a heroine who will learn important lessons. If you’ve never cracked one of her novels before, why not start here?
6. Daughters of the Bride by Susan Mallery
Three sisters come together for their mother’s wedding and must all deal with their own romantic dramas at the same time.
Courtney has been having a secret affair with a music producer. When her relationship comes out in the process of planning her mother’s wedding, she’ll have to deal with how it changes the way her family views her and how she views herself.
Sienna’s boyfriend proposes in front of her family and she must decide whether to agree after breaking two previous engagements.
Rachel is divorced but in the lead up to her mom’s wedding, her ex suddenly asks for a second chance.
If you like a little family drama in your romances, this is the perfect candidate.
7. Vision in White by Nora Roberts
The first in a quartet that follows four friends who run a wedding planning business together, this book focuses on Mac Elliot, a wedding photographer. When she bumps into the bride-to-be’s brother at the rehearsal dinner, they both see stars.
Carter Maguire is an English teacher—completely safe, stable and completely not Mac’s type. But Mac thinks a casual fling may be just the thing to take her mind off bridezillas. Of course, casual flings always have the potential to become more...
Nora Roberts is one of the queens of romance for a reason, and this charming romance will definitely hit the spot for readers who also like a sneak peek behind the scenes of wedding planning.
8. Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld
A Pride and Prejudice retelling, the novel sees Jane and Liz Bennet leaving their lives in New York City to come home to Cincinnati to take care of their family after their father has a heart attack.
They discover their parents’ lives in mild chaos, their three younger sisters too self-obsessed to help out, and must fend off their mother’s attempts to get all her daughters married while they attempt to straighten out everything.
Life gets even more complicated when Chip Bingley, MD, arrives in town, fresh off his appearance on the reality dating show Eligible. When he meets Jane, sparks fly but sparks of a different kind appear when Liz meets Chips best friend, Fitzwilliam Darcy.
This modern twist is a delight for fans of the original Jane Austen novel with plenty of marriage-related plotlines to keep wedding-loving romantics very happy.
Looking for something else? EPL’s got romance novels to satisfy any craving—whether you’re looking for novels about weddings, historical romance, contemporary love stories or something in between.