on the very verge of I DO

I’ll be switching gears soon, posting almost ad nauseum about the paperback release of MUST LOVE VAMPIRES in September.  But I can’t let ON THE VERGE OF I DO fade away without one last hurrah!

Anyone who’s read Kara & Eli’s story knows that while their story definitely ended with happily-ever-after, it didn’t end in wedding bells.  That’s because, as part of the “Dynasties: The Kincaids” continuity series, another author (Tessa Radley) got to write that scene.

I’m more than a little jealous, too, let me tell you. :evilmonkey    Because I had ideas & would have loved to round out the end of my book with such a big event for my two amazing characters.

But Tessa was great.  When it came time to start writing her book—which was going to open with Kara & Eli’s wedding—she asked for my input on the ceremony.  What kind of dress would Kara wear?  Where should it take place?  What changes from Laurel’s wedding plans to Kara’s wedding plans (remember:  Kara hijacked Laurel’s wedding soon after she hijacked Laurel’s fiance :howyoudoin ) did I think should be mentioned?  Etc.

So we had a nice, long chat about what differences we thought there would/should be, given the sisters’ different personalities & ideas for a “dream wedding.”

Since Laurel was the older, more serious sister, I told Tessa I’d described her wedding dress in ON THE VERGE OF I DO as more classic & old-fashioned.  Something like this:


What do you think? Do you think they suit Laurel’s character?

Of course, she never got to wear her dress in my story. Instead, she handed over her wedding plans to her younger sister & let Kara tweak things to suit herself.

And I had some definite ideas for Kara’s dress. :eeee   Think Cinderella meets Scarlett O’Hara.


I’m right, too, aren’t I? She was gorgeous. :happysun

But I never got to write this scene for Kara & Eli, so I never got to pick the exact dress I would have put her in. And maybe that’s a good thing, because I love them all & don’t know if I could pick just one. :nowait

How about you?  Which would you put Kara in for her walk down the aisle?


10 Comments  •  Comments Feed

  1. Donna says:

    I absolutely loved the last one. Think Audrey Hepburn. Classic. Ok, so now I have to ask what’s the name of the book they get married in. I don’t follow Harlequin much unless you have a new book coming out.

    • Heidi says:

      Aw…yes, I can see Audrey Hepburn in some of these.

      Tessa’s book is something with Sheik in the title. I should know this off the top of my head, but have forgotten all the individual titles. :bubble I’m kind of touched that you only keep up with my Harlequin titles, tho. Gotta reach around & pat myself firmly on the back for that one. :cool

  2. Anne says:

    I really like the one on the dress form.

  3. Kathleen O says:

    They are all beautiful gowns. My fav is the second fromt he bottom.. I am addicted to that show Say Yes to the Dress on TLN channel.. Some of those dresses they pick are not my tastes, but I love the ball gown style… And your Cinderella pick is lovely too..

    • Heidi says:

      I don’t watch that, but probably should. As with most reality shows, I don’t always agree with the final decisions, either. :evilmonkey

      I love the big, bold Cinderella dresses. They just *feel* like Kara to me. I can see her rocking almost any one of those last four.

  4. Hollie says:

    Im with Anne on this one..Love the one on the form!! They all are gorgeous tho!! Kind of makes me want to get married all over again.. but this time with Nathan Fillion…. yeah..yeah..that’s the ticket!! :howyoudoin

    • Heidi says:

      You’d definitely have to wear one of the top three if you married Nathan…at least if the ceremony took place on the Serenity. :howyoudoin

  5. Laura J. says:

    Okay–Where’s the open bar?!?!? :cool

    J/K I love for Laurel the last two (at the top). GORGEOUS!!!

    For Kara I would tell her to pick either #2 or #4 (this of course after I do my best to tell her to forget the dress—VEGAS BABY!! GO TO VEGAS!!!!) Cause if (and that is a big IF) I had to do it again that is what I would do–Go to Vegas (or Gatlinburg–I love the mountains OR a romantic sunset beach wedding with just a few people).

  6. Ruth Chestnut says:

    Heidi, I would pick the third or fourth dress. I love both of them and would have a hard time choosing between the two. :chickendance

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