The third book in the bestselling series, ‘The Little Wedding Shop by the Sea’.
When the owner of Brides by the Sea, Cornwall’s cutest little wedding shop, offers Lily a job as their new wedding stylist, her first thought is – can she possibly pull it off?
Before she’s even sourced a fairy light or tasted a cupcake, Kip Penryn hires her services – but he’s opened an exclusive wedding venue in direct competition to her friend Poppy!
Lily feels like a traitor working for Kip, only everyone knows Penryn men are gorgeous but unreliable. All she has to do is sit back and watch him mess it up…doesn’t she?
Love is in the Cornish sea breeze this summer as the girls tackle their busiest wedding season yet. There’s plenty of bunting, bubbly and baking – but who is going to catch the bouquet?
After previously reading Cupcakes & Confetti and Sequins & Snowflakes I was delighted to see Bunting & Bouquets available to read. Even though it is part of a series it can be read as a standalone. You are given background info throughout the story so you definitely get a feel for the characters without ending up confused. However I would recommend reading the other two books just because they are so worth it.
At the start of this book Lily is pretty much starting again and kind of floating through life trying to find her way again. Luckily Jess is on hand to give Lily some direction in the form of a job along with help from her friends. You get a great feel for her character and I loved the throwing of the bouquet at the wedding near the beginning of the story. You could feel Lily's fear! Then the aftermath where Lily meets Kip it's a brilliant first meeting that definitely left me smiling. Nearly every interaction Kip and Lily have is funny and filled with tension. Kip is frustrating at times but there was something about him that captured my attention.
This entire series has a delightful set of characters that as soon as I started reading it felt as if no time had passed since picking up the last book. The friendships portrayed in this book are perfect especially as they all take the time to look out for each other. Along with the introduction of few larger than life characters who would test the patience of a saint. Put it this way I'm not altogether sure I could keep my cool like Lily. They definitely kept things interesting and helped make the plot fun and entertaining. It was lovely to see the story develop over time and at no point did the story feel rushed. This way you have the ability to really get to know the characters especially if this is your first time meeting them.
After reading about Poppy's creations it was all I could think about. I have to say I did try baking that day to try and stop my cravings, suffice to say they were no where near as nice as Poppy's cupcakes sound. I really wish Poppy was real so she could come and bake for me.
Lovingly written with a delightfully comforting feel to it. Best enjoyed with a hot chocolate and plenty of cupcakes!
Please tell me that there will be more from everyone at the Little Wedding Shop.
Thank you to Harper Impulse & Netgalley for my copy. This is my honest & unbiased opinion.