I love a great fairy tale and even more, I love a real life romance. So when Prince William (one of my childhood crushes) announced his engagement to commoner Kate Middleton, my romantic’s heart went all aflutter. I still watch clips of Princess Diana’s wedding and marvel at the decadence and grandeur. I am eagerly awaiting Wills and Kate’s nuptials, what she will be wearing, seeing the guests in their finery, etc. With less than ninety days until the wedding (you can see an exact countdown here), I am busy planning a royal wedding party for my friends and I thought what better place to look for some royal inspiration than the world of YA.
Some of my favorite young adult books are princess related. And yes, this is the wedding of a Prince, but as most women know, the wedding is all about the bride, in this case, a soon to be princess. What better books to inspire an early morning royal wedding than Meg Cabot’s Princess Diaries series. Mia Thermopolis is definitely a modern day Princess, much like Kate herself. I love the classic princess stories such as Shannon Hale’s The Princess Academy or The Goose Girl, both of which have a slight fantasy base. E.D. Baker has The Tales of the Frog Princess series which features a great prince. Megan Whalen Turner also inspires with her great books, particularly The King of Attolia and A Conspiracy of Kings which have a nice male bent for all the guys at the party. Continue reading Royal Wedding Party Inspiration–YA Style