Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Blog Tour/Guest Post: The Bridal Bouquet by Tara Randel

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The Bridal BouquetThe Bridal Bouquet
(The Business of Weddings #3)

Tara Randel
Adult Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 384 pages
June 1st 2016 by Harlequin Heartwarming

Who will catch a lifetime of love?

Winning the annual wedding bouquet design competition may be the closest Kady Lawrence gets to the altar. She has to come in first or risk losing the shop that’s been in her family for generations. Her main competition is Jasmine Matthews. But it’s Jasmine’s son who’s caught Kady’s attention. 

Kady has no inkling Dylan’s a DEA agent on a case in Cypress Pointe, and Dylan wants to keep it that way…until Kady’s targeted. Determined to keep her safe, Dylan risks a lot more than blowing his cover…he risks losing Kady forever.

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Other Books in the Series

Magnolia BrideMagnolia Bride
(The Business of Weddings #1)
Tara Randel
Adult Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 209 pages
July 1st 2014 by Harlequin Heartwarming

Married for a day, in love for life 

Nealy Grainger knew that returning to Cypress Pointe meant an inevitable encounter with her teenage crush, and momentary husband, Dane Peterson. She could handle it. She wasn't the wounded girl who'd left Cypress Pointe years ago, heartbroken and furious when Dane had annulled their marriage the day after they'd eloped. 

Now one of L.A.'s most in-demand celebrity event planners, Nealy's only come back for a vacation and to help with her sister's wedding—not for a reunion with her long-lost love. But the more their paths cross, the more the sparks fly! Maybe their connection isn't over just yet….,

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Honeysuckle Bride
Honeysuckle Bride
(The Business of Weddings #2)

Tara Randel
Adult Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 201 pages
December 1st 2014 by Harlequin Heartwarming

One part happiness. Two parts love.

Relocating to the coast of Florida after becoming guardian of her best friend's twin daughters could be the best move LA celebrity chef Jenna Monroe ever made. This is her chance to create a stable, loving home—something she never had. But can she be the mother the girls need?

Wyatt Hamilton thinks she can. The rugged charter boat captain, who came home to Cypress Pointe still grieving the death of his son, has faith in her. But the feelings he awakens in Jenna both exhilarate and frighten her. Because Wyatt no longer believes in forever… Unless she can convince him otherwise.

Guest Post: Creating the Perfect Wedding...from the Florists Point of View

Let’s face it, when it comes to weddings and related events, the sky is the limit for a florist. From the choice of the flower, to color palettes, to the type of arrangements for all the events, the florists job is one of great imagination and creativity.

In The Bridal Bouquet, Kady’s dream is to take the family floral shop into the world of weddings. Love and romance may not be on the table for Kady at the beginning of the story, but her love for flowers remains steady throughout, a plus when coming up with fresh ideas for her clients.

Probably the most personal wedding arrangement is the bridal bouquet. Usually the bride has a very personal attachment to the bouquet, as does Kady when she enters a bouquet, modeled after her very own dreams, in the floral convention competition. The details of her creation are in the book!

When working with the couple, Kady has many ideas. For instance, the bride can select a cascade bouquet, with fresh, colorful blooms spilling over her hands like a waterfall. Or one single, special flower making a statement. Then there is the round cluster of flowers, all cut to a uniform length. Perhaps it is all the same variety of blooms that the bride loves, or a combination on many.

Move on to the reception. What kind of centerpiece arrangements are there to pick from? There is the pedestal look, flowers mounted on a high vessel with a dramatic cascade of flowers to the table. The tiered look, a series of arrangements stacked in levels from small to big, making a bold statement. The trumpet, flowers arranged wider at the top and narrower at the base.

And what about the groom’s boutonniere? A single flower adorning the left lapel of his tuxedo jacket, matching one of the flowers from the bride’s bouquet.

Fresh flowers can also be used to adorn the bride and bridesmaid’s hairstyle, the altar of a church, cake toppers and wedding arches.

If you’re interested in what kind of bouquet Kady makes for herself, read The Bridal Bouquet and see if her vision is anything like you would have imagined for her. There’s also a fun scene where Dylan learns to make a boutonniere under Kady’s tutelage.

— Tara

Tara Randel is an award-winning, USA TODAY bestselling author of eleven novels. She is currently working on new stories for Harlequin Heartwarming, as well as books in a new series, Amish Inn Mysteries. Her next Heartwarming, part of The Business of Weddings series, will be released in June 2016. Visit Tara at www.tararandel.com. Like her on Facebook at Tara Randel Books.

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Tara Randel said...

Thanks for having me today!

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