Recently, I've become addicted to bride shows, Bridezillas and Say yes to the Dress. I don't know why. I was married 29 years ago, and I have no desire to renew my vows. Don't get me wrong, I'm perfectly happy with my hubs, but going through the whole ordeal of a big, Catholic wedding again holds no appeal.
But watching these shows got me to thinking about my characters. What would their wedding(s) be like? In Wild Horses, Jake and Castana have little family. Both of her parents and her only brother are dead. Jake is close to his parent, especially his father. His sister died of a drug overdose a few years ago.
Both of them are Catholic. They plan to get married in St. Francis church, married by Father Thomas, the same priest who baptized Castana. It is early evening, late September, and the church is lit by candelabra. Her Maid of Honor is Patty, a new friend. Her bridesmaid is Eagle, a lifelong friend. Standing with Jake will be Kelso, his partner. His groomsman will be a friend from college.
Castana picks a straight, form-fitting dress that flatters her 5'10", slim body. It's lace over satin. She wears a floor-length veil, he wears a tux, of course. The bridesmaids wear simple, floor-length dresses of bronze satin. Their flowers are all fall colored flowers...
Okay, I've played with this enough. But it leads me to my question, how do you picture your characters after the last page? Are they married, or living together, or eventually even splitting up?