Let’s Talk Wedding Fiascos by Jennifer Probst

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I have loved this series by bestselling author Jennifer Probst and in today’s release, Searching For Beautiful, we finally get to read Genevieve and Wolfe’s story! I’m so excited to feature Jennifer on the blog today as she talks wedding fiascos!!! Plus, make sure to enter to win an ebook set of the series, because if you haven’t read these yet, you’re missing out on all the swoonworthy, wonderful romance!

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Synopsis

searching for beautiful coverThe highly anticipated third novel in the Searching For series from Jennifer Probst, “one of the most exciting breakout novelists” (USA TODAY), featuring a runaway bride and the man who wants to be more than just her best friend…

Genevieve MacKenzie has her life completely under control. About to wed the charming Chief doctor at the local hospital, she’s an up-and-coming surgeon with everything she could ever want. Until an escape through the church window on the day of her wedding sends her life into a tailspin…and flings her right into her best friend’s arms.

When Wolfe catches his best friend falling out a window on her wedding day, he doesn’t ask questions. He whisks her away, determined to watch over her and discover the truth behind her desperate escape. But when his feelings turn more than platonic, he realizes he may risk his most important relationship in order to protect his damaged heart, and the woman he loves.

Can Genevieve and Wolfe’s friendship turn into something deeper—or is it already too late for true love?

Let’s Talk Wedding Fiascos!

As I was writing my newest release, Searching for Beautiful, and my heroine dove out a church window to escape her wedding, I began thinking about the type of weddings we’ve all been to.

Let’s be honest. Other than trying to run away from your groom because you’ve realized he’s not the man for you, there are other fiascos that are part of the package. When you have planned every last detail of your big, dream wedding, life gets in the way. I believe it’s another reminder for us to realize we are never really in charge in this life. It’s just an illusion, and when planning a life with the man you love, it’s a good lesson to learn early.

I’ve experienced two weddings in my life. One was picture perfect. I went through my day like a ghost, watching the perfect scene before me unfold, while my heart wept rivers of tears. I wanted to be the bride that escaped out the window, but I made my choice. The marriage was a disaster and we were divorced within six months.

But the wedding kicked ass.

My second marriage was the right one. I’ve been married to my husband for 11 years now, and we fit like the soul-mates we were. But I hated my actual wedding. There were so many disasters through every step, by the end of the night I was frustrated, pissed-off, and exhausted beyond belief.

Another joke on me. My marriage was everythinig I’ve ever dreamed it would be.

So, sometimes, the event doesn’t match up to the reality of what unfolds. In my good marriage but bad wedding, many disasters unfolded, which now make me laugh aloud, even as if I prod my husband for a do-over one day!

Here’s a list of everything that went horribly wrong:

My husband’s brother got really drunk before the wedding, and the bridal party was super late for the wedding. 

Okay, I’m talking drunk groomsmen who show up at the limo an hour after they’re supposed to be there. When the limo driver (we had one to save money!) came to pick me up, he was a wreck. Apologetic. And it was already half an hour after the ceremony was supposed to start. My best friend advised me to marry his ass and then kick it after we were legal.

I did.

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After the wedding, my husband drove in the limo with his friends instead of me.

Does this really need an explanation? His drunken friends told him to get into the limo to ride to the reception with them. After we were married. When, puzzled, I asked him why he wouldn’t want to ride with me, I got some kind of garbled answer like, “We’ll be together forever, baby. Let me ride now with the guys.”

I think that’s enough for you to process for now.

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Our minister was a psycho.

At the ceremony, after two long, long sessions with him telling him exactly what type of event we wanted, he had no idea who we were. He stumbled over his words, called us by different names, and proceeded to get intoxicated and embarrassing at the reception.

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My matron of honor was missing her bouquet.

After the flowers were delivered, we lined up ready to get in the limo and realized my matron of honor had no flowers. None. We had to call the florist last minute and wait half an hour while they put something together and re-delivered it.

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My wedding dress got stained.

I looked down at some point and found a huge black food stain on my pristine white dress. When I wanted to throw up and have a break down, my bridesmaid dragged me into the bathroom and spent endless time blotting it with seltzer, letting it dry, blotting it with seltzer, letting it dry, etc.

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We had no last dance.

When the last dance came over, and the DJ announced joyfully it was the final song of the evening, I couldn’t find my husband. Ended up he was smoking outside with all the groomsmen and missed the whole thing.

Bad, right? Yet, when we fell into real life, my husband was more than I ever could imagine to be. We laugh at it now (sometimes) and count ourselves lucky we found each other and stayed together.

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Now, it’s your turn. Share so I don’t feel so terrible! What are you most disastrous, famous wedding fiascos you’ve experienced?

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About Jennifer

jennifer probstJennifer Probst wrote her first book at twelve years old. She bound it in a folder, read it to her classmates, and hasn’t stopped writing since. She took a short hiatus to get married, get pregnant, buy a house, get pregnant again, pursue a master’s in English Literature, and rescue two shelter dogs. Now she is writing again.

She makes her home in Upstate New York with the whole crew. Her sons keep her active, stressed, joyous, and sad her house will never be truly clean.
She is the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of sexy and erotic contemporary romance. She was thrilled her book, The Marriage Bargain, was ranked #6 on Amazon’s Best Books for 2012. She loves hearing from readers. Visit her website for updates on new releases and her street team at www.jenniferprobst.com.

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  1. Kaylee Nizza says:

    My hubby and I got married 22 years ago this Jily. My grandma left with my suit case and purse. Luckily I had a change of clothes in our car. My grandma took my suit case overvyo my parents house. So after we loaded the car with our weddibg gifts we drove to my parents house. I was driving because hubby was too drunk to drive. We got pulled over and I’m thinking crap we are going to jail on our weddings night. I pull the car over and explain to the cop we just got married and I am on my way to my osrents jouse and gave the officer all my information and my parents address snd phone number. While the cop is looking up my information hubby decides to open the door and puke. I’m like oh crap, oh crap we are going to jail for a dui. Yes I was drinking I had 2 glasses of champagne and hubby had wsy more than I did. Luckily we only got a warning for no tail lights. The wedding gifts had knocked out our tail lights. So at 1 am my dad and hubby are fixing the tail lights so we can go home.

  2. Eileen McCall says:

    Hubby and I have been married for 36 years… think it is working out! We were both in the military and heading to my parents for the wedding. Had a huge fight as I was dropping some papers off at work the day before we left. I almost walked to our apartment (4 miles) because I didn’t even want to ride with him. Got over that. Then, the evening before the ceremony, he totally lost the rings. What the….?? Was he trying to tell my something? Eventually found them. The morning of the ceremony, he took my youngest sister out to practice her driving while I dealt with a matron of honor who had her house broken into and the police show up before she came to pick me up for hair and nails prior to the ceremony. She was a nervous wreck! Oh, and her husband decided he couldn’t bother attending the ceremony. (Found out later he was the one who broke in, was screwing the across the street neighbor and had called off work to have a tryst and didn’t realize my friend was still home when he came into the house!) After the ceremony, our organist had to make a mad dash across town to play for another wedding – an old boyfriend who had dumped me for a co-worker of mine before I joined the military and left town! We thought about crashing their wedding! As it was, we passed champagne between the limo with us and my new husbands college friends. Oh, and they were all staying at the hotel where we had the honeymoon suite booked. Didn’t stay there!

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