About the Author: Janice Thompson is a seasoned romance author and screenwriter. An expert at pulling the humor from the situations we get ourselves into, Thompson offers an inside look at the wedding business, drawing on her own experiences as a wedding planner. She is the author of the Weddings by Bella series and the Backstage Pass series. She lives in Texas.



Weddings by Design (Book 1) 


Feisty wedding photographer Hannah McDermott has dealt with her share of difficult brides. But none can compare to the ultimate Bridezilla she's dealing with now. Still, she's trying desperately to impress Bella Neeley, Galveston Island's most sought-after wedding planner, so she can take the top spot in Bella's list of recommended photographers--a spot currently occupied by her arch-rival, Drew Kincaid. What she doesn't count on, however, is falling head over heels for the competition.




1. What wedding pictures do you think are important to capture on that special day?


2. What did you have or what do you want to experience on your wedding day?


3. What surprised you and/or blessed you about your own wedding day or someone elses' you attended?


4. What do you think or have you had at the reception that grabbed your heart, or made you laugh? (you might have a comment for both Grin!)


5. What would be your dream wedding day? What do you hope to experience? What did you experience on your wedding day that you hadn't expected but Glad it happened?


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3. What surprised you and/or blessed you about your own wedding day or someone elses' you attended?

My son and daughter-in-law wanted her grandmother to attend the wedding, but her health did not allow. They set up a special chair, placing a rose on it, to represent her presence at the wedding. I thought that was so special, such a blessing to see how much she loved her grandmother.

Reply by Robbi Bourne on February 26, 2013 at 4:30 pm

1)  Since I am a wedding coordinator, I've seen thousands of wedding pictures as they are being taken and do believe that the most important picture of the bride is when the minister is making the pronouncement.  Her eyes dance and her face glows every single time!  In my opinion, the most important picture of the groom is the first  moment he lays eyes on his bride on their wedding day.  It's as if he's saying, "Wow, and she loves ME!"  Neither of these moments can ever be recaptured.

We had a small wedding with mostly family 2 days before Christmas, but it was really sweet and intimate with just people we knew cared about us. It was the last time my grandma travelled and I cherish the picture of her with my husband and I. Funny pictures are cute, but the ones with special people are the best. Your book sounds fun~ thanks for the giveaway chance. :)

Q:1 -You must have a photo of the Bride and her Mother - Very important.  

Q:2 -Seeing as God blessed me with a child seven years before my wedding my husband in the middle of the ceremony He and the Pastor knew, The pastor asked her to come forward, she was the flower girl:) and My husband got down on one knee asked if she would be His daughter and placed a family medallion necklace around her neck - it Has three circles intertwined for the three of us becoming one family.  He Then shared with our family and friends how he needed to be part of her family in order for Him and I to make a complete family.  Needless to say I didnt have nice make-up after that.  She stood right in-between us down a few steps for the remainder of the wedding.  He knew how important she was to me, he told me later - when I married you she became my daughter the same as any we have in the future - His flesh and blood.

2. I experienced an unspeakable relief on my wedding day. You spend so much time and emotional investment in the days leading up to the event that when it finally arrives, there's this sense of "okay, I can finally exhale now." There's definitely relief for making it to and through the day, but there is also a more intense relief in knowing that you no longer have to worry about the "what ifs?" and "whens?" You now have a sealed promise of forever. 

3. I was most surprised by how quickly everything went. I'm sure it felt much longer for others involved. But for my husband and I, the ceremony & reception absolutely flew by!

Question 1:
I like to see big family shots with parents, grandparents, siblings, aunts & uncles, and cousins!
I think the moment when the couple says I do is the most important picture or that first photo of the pastor announcing them husband and wife.

2. I finally met the man after 44 years that was the best man that god could have sent to me.. He is a blessing to me. I love him with all my heart... :)

3. I was able to have grandma at my wedding... :) she passed away when she was 101 years old.

3) What surprised me about my own wedding day was how big a part my photographer played.  They were amazing.  Jeremy Hess Photographers were more than just photographers, they were essential and they capture pictures of some beautiful people in my life--who have since then passed away.  

My oldest daughter just got marriend two months ago.  Her wedding date was 10 days short of being on my husband's and my 30 year wedding anniversary.  We were both married by the same minister.  We had a picture made with him with both couples representing the union of the two generations he had officiated.  Very neat picture. 


The bride wlking down the aisle and the grooms face as she does

I think pictures of and with your parents are very important to capture on your wedding day, also first dances, with your hubby and with your father. Of course the mother/son moments as well!!



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