Planning a Christmas Wedding? Here Are 8 Books That Will Inspire You

by Karen Green

Christmastime is all about love and family, so it just makes sense that Christmas is such a popular time for weddings. With snow blanketing everything in cozy white and feelings of good cheer in the air, it’s the perfect time to say “I do.”

Whether you are planning your own holiday wedding or just dreaming about one, these eight books offer all the inspiration, joy and romance it takes to heat things up for a winter wedding.

 

A Wedding for Christmas by Lori Wilde

xmas-wedding-a-wedding-for-christmasWhen bodyguard Ryder Southerland sees his best friend’s sister Katie at an LA Christmas party, he mistakes the slinky blonde for a celebrity stalker and tackles her. Then they tackle each other…at his place. The next morning, Katie’s gone, and Ryder tells himself it’s for the best. It isn’t. Now, one Christmas later, Ryder’s falling for the woman he’s been missing in the town he hasn’t missed at all.

 

A Date at the Altar by Cathy Maxwell

xmas-wedding-a-date-at-the-altarWill the third time be the charm? A duke can’t marry just anyone. His wife must be of good family, be fertile, be young. Struggling playwright Sarah Pettijohn is absolutely the last woman Gavin Whitridge, Duke of Baynton, would ever fall in love with. However, there is something about her that stirs his blood…which makes her perfect for a bargain he has in mind: in exchange for backing her play, he wants Sarah to teach him about love.

 

Lord Lansbury’s Christmas Wedding by Helen Dickson

xmas-wedding-lord-lansburyFrom the moment she stepped foot in Chalfont, Jane has longed for the enigmatic earl’s admiration. But they come from different worlds, and her dreams will surely remain forever out of reach. Until one night, Jane’s wishes are granted. Now the earl must decide—will there be wedding bells before Christmas?

 

Wish Upon a Snowflake by Christine Merrill and Linda Skye and Elizabeth Rolls

xmas-wedding-wish-upon-a-snowflakeThree festive stories—The Christmas Duchess, Russian Winter Nights and A Shocking Proposition—see members of the European aristocracy try to put their past heartache behind them and open themselves once again to the possibility of love at Christmastime.

 

By Winter’s Light by Stephanie Laurens

xmas-wedding-by-winters-lightSix Cynster families come together at snowbound Casphairn Manor with members of their households to celebrate the season in true Cynster fashion—and where Cynsters gather, love is never far behind. The festive occasion brings together Daniel Crosbie, tutor to Lucifer Cynster’s sons, and Claire Meadows, widow and governess to Gabriel Cynster’s daughter. Daniel and Claire have met before and the embers of an unexpected passion smolder between them.

 

Snowbound Wedding Wishes by Louise Allen and Lucy Ashford and Joanna Fulford

xmas-wedding-snowbound-wedding-wishesThree Regency Christmas stories will take you back to a time when love and romance were guided—and guarded—by rules of propriety. Of course, rules were made to be broken. Includes An Earl Beneath the Mistletoe, Twelfth Night Proposal and Christmas at Oakhurst Manor.

 

The Christmas Wedding Ring by Susan Mallery

xmas-wedding-the-christmas-wedding-ringIn her youth, Molly Anderson couldn’t help crushing on gorgeous bad boy Dylan Black—even though he had eyes only for her older sister. When things didn’t work out between them, he said goodbye to Molly as well, vowing they’d have a great adventure when she grew up. Years later, dumped by her fiancé just before Christmas, she’s finally ready to take Dylan up on his promise.

 

Cowboys and Angels by Vicki Lewis Thompson

xmas-wedding-cowboys-and-angelsThere’s an angel watching over cowboy Trey Wheeler. After a nasty accident during a snowstorm last spring, a mystery woman saved Trey’s life…and disappeared. Since then, he’s been looking for his sexy savior. Now the Last Chance Ranch crowd has taken over the Serenity Ski Resort for a Christmas wedding and Trey realizes there’s something familiar about the exquisite ski instructor…

 

 

Have you had, or attended a Christmas wedding? Let us know in the comments!

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