Happy Monday! November is half-way through and we’re about to hit Thanksgiving–then full on holiday mode until January!
With the holiday season upon us, doesn’t it just bring romance into the air? It does for me. In my romance world I love reading and writing holiday romances. (We won’t even get into the movies, because I’m sure I’ve done that before.)
I just love a good seasonal read where the hero and heroine are usually too busy, one of them is out of their element, and everything goes awry. I also love when writers work into the story the hope and promise of Jesus. Jesus is the greatest gift, and we can learn from knowing that. I think one of my favorite things are holiday weddings. I know it’s a crazy time of year, but everyone is usually in a celebratory mood and the colors and themes that follow a winter wedding are beautiful.
I think I did a post before on my novel, Rich in Hope, where the hero and heroine find love during the Christmas season. They also had a different ending than what I envisioned while writing the novel, but I won’t spoil it. Let’s just say things ended dramatically!
But real life is different than novels. We can write any scenario and make our stories go the way we want, but real, live holiday weddings have a little extra pressure I’m thinking. People have party plans, and family plans. Fitting a wedding in would be fun in my opinion, but what do you guys think? Then there are the venues. I wonder if they charge more during the holidays? Not sure about that. But the color schemes!! I often thought about a wedding with a white gown and redder than red flowers. So simple, yet elegant.
So, holiday weddings. Are you a fan? I have a few friends who got married right around the holidays. Have any of you married during this time? Attended weddings?
I’d love to hear your opinion on romancing during the holidays!