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"Katie Fforde's unique spin on romantic comedy is a blend of the sweet, the sad, and the sexy." —Patricia Gaffney

Sarah is a wedding planner hiding a rather inconvenient truth—she doesn't believe in love. But as the confetti flutters away on the June breeze of yet another successful wedding season she finds herself agreeing to organize two more events, on the same da
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Hardcover, 432 pages
Published March 16th 2010 by St. Martin's Press (first published June 5th 2008)
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Karen
Aug 12, 2009 Karen rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Amanda
Jul 16, 2010 Amanda rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I read a book of Fforde's a long while ago - believe the title was Highland Fling - and found it impossibly twee and very unrealistic. However, I'm usually prepared to give an author another go when they've written so many books in the hope that they've improved somewhat, so, when I saw this book cheap in a bookstore, I snapped it up.

The thing is, there was nothing massively wrong with this book. The writing was pleasant and flowed effortlessly to the inevitable conclusion where everyone hooked
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*MystGrrl*
Nov 21, 2010 *MystGrrl* rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of Feel-Good Fiction
When I saw this book I was intrigued. So sue me, I'm getting married and everything that has the word "wedding" on it seems to stand out with great neon signs.

The story of the Wedding Season is about 3 different women; Sarah the cynical, straight-laced Wedding Planner who doesn't believe in happily ever afters and has serious trust issues. Elsa the gifted yet shy dressmaker who, despite her talent, always dresses in black and finds comfort in regular boring routines normal people might find dre
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Namratha
Apr 06, 2010 Namratha rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: chick-lit
Frothy/Gauzy/Summery…any of these three adjectives would apply to this book. It doesn’t claim to answer the big questions of life but does promise to be a perfect holiday read.

Sarah, the cynical yet super-efficient wedding planner; Elsa, the hides-her-light-under-a-bushel dressmaker and the multi-talented hairdresser, Bron make an engaging trio. As the team tries to pull off two essential weddings on the same day in a limited time span, they hurtle through the usual vortex of panic, chaos and l
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Sheila
Aug 06, 2013 Sheila rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book. Having read 'Love Letters' first I wasn't really introduced to Rupert and Fenella of Somersby properly or Sarah and Hugo who also feature in my favourite of all Katie Fforde's books, so 'Wedding Seson' comes a close second.

Wedding Season centres around the love lives of three girls. Sarah, the wedding planner who rather likes Hugo the photographer but believes he's engaged to Electra. Elsa, the shy and retiring needlewoman who creates the most amazing outfits. At the beginnin
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Kate
Jan 30, 2016 Kate rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: chick lit lovers, anglophiles.
Recommended to Kate by: Amanda B.
This was my first Katie Fforde book. Like most chick lit it has an improbable string of good luck for the main characters (they all meet the "one" and all end up in dream careers) but somehow it doesn't detract from the charm of the story. Add in the British setting and it made for a very satisfying Saturday afternoon read.
Susan
I LOVE this story! I enjoy all of Katie Fforde's books and Wedding Season has jumped to one of my all-time favourites.

This is one book I never wanted to end because I didn't want to say goodbye to any of the characters - I love them all.

As with all Katie Fforde's books I learned loads about different professions. The most intriguing for me is when Elsa (who always dresses in black) is dragged to an appointment to have her colours done - I want mine done too!

Wedding Season is such a fun story (
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Danielle
Jul 16, 2010 Danielle rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Normally I quite enjoy books by this author, but this was kind of a disappointment. I don't know why - maybe I just don't like all the wedding stuff - but I felt like it dragged on too long. Also, three romances/heroines in a book is just too much. I never got the feeling that I really got to know anything about them, except for the fact that Sarah's always busy, Elsa's extremely shy and Bron has an annoying boyfriend and can do almost everything you ask of her perfectly.

Not something I'd like
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Kathy
Apr 08, 2015 Kathy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars *spoiler alert*

I loved this book - got into it right from the start. I wouldn't say it was really a romance - more like a light and fun woman's fiction. I loved all the intricacies of the wedding planning, the baking, the sewing - I enjoyed being taken into the three lady's worlds. Phew, the author sure knows a lot or her research abilities are to be emulated. It was such a pleasurable relaxing read and hard to put down. I was a little bit disappointed about the romances at the end. Th
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RivkaBelle
Apr 27, 2010 RivkaBelle rated it it was amazing
Super fun British chick lit (my favorite kind! but rather hard to get in the States ...) Easy to get in-to and follow story, even with the focus being on 3 separate friends and how their lives interweave and affect each other. Fun story, and while there's romantic elements it's not all sexed up and tawdry. (I could, and will, comfortably suggest it to my younger cousins.) Totally loved it, looking forward to reading more of Fforde's books now!
Ceh
Jan 15, 2015 Ceh rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh I loved this book! Maybe it's a season or a phase I am going through,but I have been coming across some really nice reads.
OK. what I loved about this book is, I could relate; to situations,to emotions. I got hooked.

The story is about 3 ladies : Sarah,Elsa and Bron. All three have different personalities and their different lines of work bring them together to make other people's weddings a success.

I truly am a sucker for love and cannot write this review without spoilers. Sooooo instead I wi
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Nicola
Dec 10, 2012 Nicola rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is chick lit but a bit clever chick lit. It is an easy enjoyable book but it is well written and if you want an easy , light, enjoyable read, this is good. I have read a number of books by the author and she delivers well and consistently.
Sarah Greenwood
Feb 08, 2015 Sarah Greenwood rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I do love Katie Ffordes books - fun romances to get stuck into on your lunch break. This one counts as part of my 2015 Reading Challenge as 'A book your mum loves'.

Like with The Rose Revived this story revolves around the love lives (or lack of at the beginning) of three main female leads - Sarah, Bron and Elsa. The first female lead in both books always seems to have the hardest job of finding the right person to be with. Or better yet getting out of their own way to see that the right person i
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Terri
Aug 06, 2009 Terri rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2009
I read this for the TNBBC Summer Challenge task 5.4

A great summer read! As expected from Katie Fforde ... a little predictable, but thoroughly enjoyable.
MB (What she read)
This book didn't have her normal sparkle and I really never warmed up to the characters.
Linda
Oct 01, 2014 Linda rated it liked it
Shelves: from-library
This is the first book I've read by this author and it was a nice diversion. The main character Sarah is a wedding planner who is cynical about love because of a bad heartbreak. Still, she puts it aside for her clients including her flighty, shallow younger sister who wants a quick but opulent wedding and needs it to conceal her pregnancy.

Sarah uses Elsa for dressmaking and Bron for hair and makeup. We meet all three at a posh wedding hard at work,romance strikes for all of them in this venue th
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Cindy
Jul 23, 2011 Cindy added it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Adult women
I discovered Katie Fforde's books in the library a few years ago, and have always made sure to read her most recent.

Like the others, this book was fun, light and enjoyable. I especially enjoyed it because I've been watching the TV show "Fringe" on DVD, and after watching that, I need something light and fun before I go to bed!

This one is a bit different from previous Fforde novels, because it focuses on three women instead of just one. Sarah is a wedding planner; Bron is a hairdresser, makeup a
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Rosie
Feb 03, 2011 Rosie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2011
I thoroughly enjoyed the book. It was very romantic but not quite smooth for the couples. The book centres around three female characters who all work together on weddings. There's Sarah (the wedding planner), Elsa (the dress maker) and Bron (the stylist/cake maker). They all have their own little stories of love in the past and their ones in the present. For a wedding planner Sarah is unusually cynical for a wedding planner, and for
good reason, however towards the end of the book I did just wa
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Lainy
Apr 21, 2011 Lainy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Meet Sarah Stratford, a cynical wedding planner (not known to her clients of course) after being badly hurt in the past she has given up on love, but loves arranging a good wedding. Her partners in crime are Elsa a fabulous dress maker whose life is her work and has no time for all that love nonsense and the final part of the trio is Bron. A multi-talented hairdresser who lives with her demanding self obsessed boyfriend who would rather she was at home looking after his every need than out doing ...more
Rea Sinfield
May 31, 2011 Rea Sinfield rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have recently been reading many books by Carole Mathews and Katie Fforde. I am continually hunting for more of their books on my travels, which is where I found Wedding Season. I always find her books are an easy read but also a book which you cannot put down which I hoped would be the same with this one.

***PLOT***
This story is based around Sarah, a wedding planner who doesn't believe in forever in Love. At the start of the story, she is putting the finishing touches to a wedding, getting th
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Laura Smith
Jun 13, 2013 Laura Smith rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The last Katie Fforde book that I read I ended up giving up on half way through because the characters were too high brow for my liking and I didn't relate to them. It's been a number of years since that experience and reading the inside flap of Wedding Season was enough to prompt me to give it a try.

The story of Sarah a wedding planner and her two friends Bron and Elsa is a great read. The weddings Sarah is planning still give a glimpse into that world of the wealthy but the 3 main characters a
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Goddess Of Blah
Mar 01, 2015 Goddess Of Blah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5* to 4*

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This book isn't great if you're looking for a grand romance in the "Sweeps Heroine Off Feet" variety but it is romantic in the countryside, rustic living, and cute homes kind. Basically you will be charmed due to the quaint little details pertaining to the countryside which is exquisite.
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Katie Fforde effortlessly captures the warmth and harmony of the countryside into this light, feel good book. here's struggle and trying to make ends meet - but not in a rat race kind.
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Anita
Jun 16, 2011 Anita rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: adult, romance
GENRE: Adult - Romance or ChickLit
FORM: Book (Library)

SYNOPSIS: Sarah is a wedding planner who does not believe in marriage. After catching her first love in bed with another women, and the fact that more often than not, the marriage ends up splitting, she figures she's better off single. That does not stop her from throwing everything's she's got into the wedding that she's planning. This becomes more obvious as she agrees to organize her younger sister's wedding, and get's her first big name
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Hsiau Wei
It kind of surreal to have a wedding planner who doesnt believe in love. Sarah was depicted in such a way in this book whereby being a well organiser and a good planner in making sure that her clients have a beautiful, dreamt wedding reception, she doesnt put high hope in a successful relationship. Thus, the breakdown of a number of her client's marriage convinced her even more that the she is better off being single.

Being as wedding planner, she will have to a team to help her out; ie. Elsa, th
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Antonella
Sep 28, 2012 Antonella rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Raramente abbandono un libro. Se succede
le ipotesi potrebbero essere: 1. Non mi
piace la storia che viene narrata; 2. E'
scritto male (a mio avviso, ovviamente); 3.
Non ha senso. Nel caso specifico posso dire
con mia grande sorpresa che tutte e tre le
ipotesi sono vere: 1. La storia che si
racconta sembra una sceneggiatura
incompiuta di una soap messicana! Ci sono
talmente tanti personaggi e intrecci nei
primi capitoli che si dovrebbero sottolineare
con colori diversi le azioni dei vari
personaggi!!! 2. Ca
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Daniella
Sep 11, 2014 Daniella rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
One of Fforde's more enjoyable stories I thought, maybe because the novel centres not just on the relation between a protagonist and her partner-to-be but also on the developing friendship between different female characters. Although, as in many romance stories, the relationships, once established, develop rather quickly (in the way of moving in, getting married, etc.) they lead-up seems a bit more realistic than in some other romance novels. Enjoyed reading it!
Judith
Mar 03, 2016 Judith rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Meh. I loved the characters! I used to plan weddings so I read any book I find where wedding planing is a focal point of the story. Unfortunately, the story didn't quite develop fast enough. It was choppy and it detracted from the fabulous leads. I wished she had gotten on with it sooner than she did. Still, it's an easy read for the days you just need a comfy book in your life. :)
Hannah
Jul 16, 2013 Hannah rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: chick-lit
About 3 chapters in I realised that I'd read this book before, and I'd really liked it then. This time, I didn't so much.

There are a number of reasons:
1. Its just not that good. I mean, yes its chick lit so its not fantastic, but compared to other chick lit it still isn't that great.
2. I'd just read 3 books in a row about weddings and wedding planners. And these were REALLY good. Nora Robertsis the best chick lit writer.
3. Rereading chick lit just ruins it. First time your so caught up in the s
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J.Elle
Jan 25, 2011 J.Elle rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This book chronicled the lives of three women who were all connected by their participation in wedding events. Sarah is an event planner, Elsa designs wedding dresses, and Bron does hair and makes the occasional wedding cake. Sarah had been hurt in a past relationship and it has made her reticent about starting a new one, even with the handsome photographer that she works with often. Elsa is shy and withdrawn, but when she is called in to replace a wayward bridesmaid, she meets an attractive gen ...more
Rebecca
This book is one of my favourites for several reasons. All three of the girls’ stories are intertwined really well – I didn’t get confused as to what was going on and all three stories are equally told so you don’t read more of one story than another.
I also like this story because it’s unique, I’ve never really read a book with the same plot before. And the ending was great, the epilogue tied everything together so that there weren’t any loose ends and I knew what happened to all of the characte
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Catherine Rose Gordon-Cumming was born 27 September 1952 in England, UK, the daughter of Shirley Barbara Laub and Michael Willoughby Gordon-Cumming. Her grandfather was Sir William Gordon-Cumming. Her sister is fellow writer Jane Gordon-Cumming. Katie married Desmond Fforde, cousin of the also writer Jasper Fforde. She has three children: Guy, Francis and Briony and didn't start writing until afte ...more
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