A beautiful cathedral filled with well-dressed guests. A choir with voices like angels. A army of tiny tots strewing your path with flowers. Every guest holding their breath waiting for the bride to appear and walk down the endless aisle wear a handsome groom, wearing a formal tuxedo awaits.
I remember watching all this at the opening to Prizzi's Honor. My boyfriend squeezed my hand and said, "Wouldn't you like a wedding like that? We could have that?"
I should have suspected something wrong at that point. Not with him. With me. Because that didn't really appeal to me. He was completely serious. He wanted to get married. His parents were rich enough to give us a huge formal wedding. It's ever girl's dream right?
But I digress.
Marriage and weddings are an enormous part of every culture, so it's interesting to watch films with weddings of other cultures, to get an insight into what makes them tick.
Three of my favorites are:
The Wedding Banquet: A clash of so many elements. A gay Chinese man living in the
Monsoon Wedding: This Indian film portrays the issues playing out in a changing
My Big, Fat Greek Wedding: Set in the
What are your favorite non-traditional wedding films and why do you like them?
Given my feelings about weddings and wedding films, it's no wonder my first novel, Sex, Lies & Wedding Bells features a bride who doesn't deserve the man she's about to marry and a groom who ends up with another groom. It's a gay romance inspired by Runaway Bride (one of my least favorite wedding films). It also happens to be on sale this month at All Romance eBooks. (Get a PDF of Chapter 1).
EM Lynley writes gay erotic romance and wishes her characters could get married if only to experience all the hassles everyone planning a wedding has to deal with. Visit her online at http://www.emlynley.com