I am home now, after spending some time inside a fairy tale. Here is a photo of my fairy tale costume. I call it my MOG togs, since I was the Mother of the Groom. I took a lousy picture, so you can't see that the heels of my shoes are clear plastic. Kind of like Cinderella shoes, except, you know, I wasn't the princess.
The princess, much prettier than Cinderella, wore a gown as lovely as any fairy tale princess, and the prince was swoon-worthy in his tux. The attendants were also suitably attired for a royal wedding, and the event room had been extravagantly transformed into a place where dukes and duchesses would have felt at home.
The wedding was perfect, the preparations fun (especially since I had little responsibility but enough time to do neat stuff like tie lavendar bows on chairs with some of the wedding party).
The bride and groom, my son and new daughter-in-law, deserved this. Life has not always been kind to them, and no doubt there will be struggles in the future. But for one perfect moment in time, they had their fairy tale.
This is why I write romance. Because it's okay to spend time inside a fairy tale--to sigh at the beauty of the princess, swoon at the handsome prince. It's okay to take that break from reality, because when we are back in the real world, we still have a little bit of the magic that we carefully slid into our pocket.
Magdalena Scott writes sweet romance with small town settings, and is the author of six books in the bestselling Ladies of Legend series. (And a new one releasing this summer!)
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