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MCLS Booklists

It's A Fine Day For A Wedding

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Beautiful Wedding Flowers: 300 Corsages, Bouquets, and Centerpieces
by Diane Wagner

Keeping seasonal varieties and color palettes in mind, this book presents the ultimate guide to selecting flowers to adorn the entire wedding party and accent the reception.

Booklist review

Make Gorgeous Paper Wedding Flowers (interactive website)

Wedding Flower Inspiration by Color (interactive website)

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The Bubbly Bride: Your Ultimate Wedding Cocktail Guide
by Natalie Bovis-Nelsen

The creator of provides 77 cocktail recipes of particular compatibility to weddings, sharing tips for creating signature cocktails while offering recommendations for such related events as engagement celebrations and in-law meetings. (author’s website)

Your Ultimate Signature Cocktail Finder (interactive website)

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Buried in Buttercream
by G. A. McKevett

When she discovers the body of her opinionated wedding planner face down in the pool, plus-sized P.I. and bride-to-be Savannah Reid must put her impending nuptials on hold to discover who else wanted this diva to make a hasty departure.

Publisher’s Weekly review

The Savannah Reid Series (illustrated website)

Classic Buttercream Frosting Recipe (illustrated website)

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Girls in White Dresses
by Jennifer Close

The story of three young women grappling with heartbreak and career change, family pressure and new love, all the while suffering through an endless round of weddings and bridal showers.

Also available as an audiobook or ebook.

Interview with the author (audio)

Bridesmaid Basics (interactive website)

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How I Planned Your Wedding: The All-True Story of a Mother and Daughter Surviving the Happiest Day of Their Lives
by Susan Wiggs and Elizabeth Wiggs Maas

Bestselling author Susan Wiggs literally wrote the book on happily-ever-after love. But orchestrating her daughter Elizabeth's real-world wedding turned into a different story altogether, and one that takes two to tell—the mother and the bride.

Also available as an ebook.

Publisher’s Weekly review (author’s website)

How I Planned Your Wedding (official book website)

Interview with the authors (audio)

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I Do . . . 100 Years of Wedding Fashion
by Caroline Cox

This mesmerizing guide features 350 full-color photos of such famous brides as Princess Diana, Elizabeth Taylor, Carolyn Bessette Kennedy, Grace Kelly, and hundreds more. From the traditional to the avant garde, the wacky to the sublime, this is a magnificent source of fashion inspiration for brides-to-be, their mothers, and wedding professionals everywhere.

Why are Wedding Dresses So Expensive? by the Chicago Museum of History(video)

Wedding Dresses in History Exhibition (video)

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The Look of Love
by Mary Jane Clark

Professional wedding cake decorator and amateur sleuth Piper Donavan is on cake creating assignment at a West Coast luxury spa for the wealthy and famous--where nip and tuck and murder are offered in equal measures.

Publisher’s Weekly review (author’s website)

Interview with the author (video)

RealMeals TV: How to Make a Wedding Cake (video)

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Planet Wedding: A Nuptial-pedia
by Sandra and Harry Choron

Presents a series of lists on all things nuptial which feature such examples as ten famous proposals, twelve weird weddings laws, seventeen reasons why men get married, and six things the bridal industry doesn't want couples to know.

Publisher’s Weekly review

Wedding Statistics (interactive website)

Weird Wedding Laws Still on the Books (article from Mental Floss magazine)

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Quest for the Dress: Finding Your Dream Dress without Losing Your Sanity, Friends, or Groom
by Nancy Di Fabbio

Having run a bridal gown shop for over 20 years, Nancy Di Fabbio has seen everything from botched plans for a plus-sized bride to wear a petite grandmother's dress to knock-down, drag-out family fights over the veil. The guide includes tips on creating a game plan for the wedding before making any plans, choosing shopping companions carefully, finding the right accessories and the perfect headpiece and veil, a crash course in fashion and fabric, avoiding alteration problems, and caring for a dress after the big day.

Say Yes to the Dress (TLC television show web site)

Virtual Wedding Boutique (interactive web site)

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Wedding Cupcakes
by Joanna Farrow

A colorful, classy album with 28 recipes for beautiful, simple but classy wedding cupcakes that will make any wedding day really special.

Cupcake Ideas for You (You Tube video channel)

Cakes by Stephanie (local Monroe business web site)

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The Wedding Dress: 300 Years of Bridal Fashions
by Edwina Ehrman

Featuring the works of such designers as Worth, Fortuny and Christian Lacroix, a photographic celebration of the wedding gown showcases garments from the Victoria & Albert Museum's renowned collection while drawing on archival letters, memoirs and newspaper accounts to trace the history of the white wedding dress.

Eras of Bridal Fashion (video)

15 Most Expensive Wedding Dresses Ever (photo slide show)

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The Wedding Dress
by Rachel Hauck

Charlotte Malone is getting married. Yet all is not settled in the heart of Birmingham's chic bridal boutique owner. Charlotte can dress any bride to perfection-except herself. When she discovers a vintage mint-condition wedding gown in a battered old trunk, Charlotte embarks on a passionate journey to discover the women who wore the gown before her. (author’s web site)

Listen to Chapter One of The Wedding Dress (audio)

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Weddings and Movie Stars
edited by Tony Nourmand

A movie lover's encyclopedia of weddings, Weddings and Movie Stars is exhaustively compiled over 288 pages and features many previously unreleased images. It is a tribute to the most iconic Hollywood stars from the 1920s onwards in ceremonies from the low-key to the lavish.

50 Favorite Celebrity Wedding Dresses (In Style photo slide show)

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William & Catherine: Their Romance and Royal Wedding in Pictures
by David Elliot Cohen

Profiles the relationship, courtship, and royal wedding of Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and provides a brief history of previous royal weddings.

William and Kate’s Wedding Vows (video)

Royal Wedding Dresses: A History (video)

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With This Ring: The Ultimate Guide to Wedding Jewelry
by Penny Proddow and Marion Fasel

Answers questions such as how the tradition of the engagement ring began, engagement and wedding jewelry traditions from around the world, how to buy a ring and pick a setting, and what to wear to walk down the aisle.

Publisher’s Weekly review

Wedding Bands from Tiffany (interactive web site)

Traditional Indian Wedding Jewelry (article)



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