The luxury of staying home when the weather turns nasty, working in PJs and bare feet, and the fact that daydreaming is not only permissible but encouraged, are a few of the reasons Lynnette Austin gave up the classroom to write full-time. Her eighth and latest book, Every Bride Has Her Day, features a New York City cop suffering with PTSD and a dreamer who hopes to open her own flower shop. They both travel to Georgia in search of peace and find love instead. Florist and heroine Cricket works to help couples plan their wedding days, and author Austin shares her passion for the industry. Here, Austin pairs the dresses showcased on romance novels with must-have wedding dresses. Say yes to the dress (and the book!) below.
He popped the question, you said yes, and now you need that special dress! A wedding is a dream come true, a promise of a happy-ever-after. A wedding is romance. White roses, tulle, and lace. Silk and satin. Mermaid gown or ball gown! It’s your day to shine, whether in candlelight or sunlight, indoors or out, formal or informal. It’s hair and makeup, shoes and jewelry, champagne and roses. So why not go all out and find a little inspiration from your favorite romance cover?
You’ll be checking yourself out in mirror just like Miss Bridgerton when you slip into this off-the-shoulder organza and lace wedding dress with its court train.
Here’s a fit and flare with even more glitter than Glitter Baby’s!
This short sheath dress with its detachable tulle overskirt is perfect for both the wedding ceremony and the reception. You won’t be tangled up in anything but your groom’s arms when you step onto the dance floor.
This vintage, drop-waist wedding dress shouts individuality. Go dance the night away in it!
You’ll be the perfect bride wearing the perfect gown with an off-the-shoulder look and flowing skirt.
It’ll be your groom who’s thrown for a curve when he catches sight of his beautiful bride in this soft, flirty number fit for an outdoor wedding.
Although this is a longer version, it’s still all about that incredible back! You’ll definitely look frosty in this gown!
The soft draping and beading on this gown gives it a soft, feminine appeal. Everyone, including your groom, will genuinely love it!
Be careful! Mayhem may break out when you show up at the church in this little white dress with its fitted top and flirty short skirt!
This beautiful dress captures an airy feeling with its cap sleeves and full skirt. Mirror, mirror on the wall, you’re definitely the fairest in this gown!