I was married in a medieval church on the edge of Dartmoor in Devon. (Dartmoor is the setting for Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's novel The Hound of the Baskervilles.) Local folk lore held that if you poked your finger through the keyhole on the church door at midnight, the Hound of the Baskervilles would bite it off. So a super romantic location!
Hubby and I chose to be married in December. Goodness knows why. The weather was so dark and stormy it looked like night time in our wedding photos.
A few years after we were married the church burned down and now lies in ruins. Despite that Mr. Taylor and I have been happily married for over thirty years.
I love writing about romantic weddings where couples marry surrounded by their family as I was on my wedding day. In my story The Army Doctor's Wedding, the hero and heroine actually manage to get married to each other twice in one story.
Major Cameron Knight thrives on the danger of front-line battlefield medicine. Throwing himself into saving the lives of injured servicemen keeps the demons from his past away. When he rescues charity worker, Alice Conway, and a tiny newborn baby, he longs for a second chance to do the right thing, even if it means marrying a woman he barely knows so they can take the orphan baby to England for surgery. The brave, beautiful young woman and the orphan baby steal his heart. He wants to make the marriage real, but he can never care for them as he longs to while he is stationed overseas away from home.
A good romance often ends in a wedding and I love those scenes. If you are a fan of romances and weddings then try Ten Brides for Ten Heroes. Ten happy-ever-afters for the price of one!
p.s. I just had to ask Helen if her and hubby stuck their fingers in the keyhole and her response...
Did we stick our fingers in the keyhole--no way LOL. I'm not really superstitious but still...