OH, WHAT A WONDERFUL WEDDING! by Virginia Rowans

OH, WHAT A WONDERFUL WEDDING!

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This complete inventory of the simple wedding that turned into a three ring circus is neither as dry nor as sharply funny as Father of the Bride but it will bring play by play recognition to anyone who has had a part in one. From the time Chet Field asks Mr. Boyd for Mildred's hand in marriage, to the arrival of his parents from California for the announcement of the engagement and to discuss the simple ceremony that is to come, Mrs. Boyd dreams her dreams of a full production -- and succeeds in a cloud of hysteria. The competitive antagonism of the Mesdames Boyd and Field, the alcoholic bonhomie of the fathers, the planning of the invitation list, of the wedding party, the search for a place to live, the broken engagement -- which is soon mended -- are the big build-up to the snarling sociability of the week of the wedding, with a wild storm to mark its end. A farcical exaggeration both of incident and character, the inclusion of every attendant detail, the pretentious absurdity of it all -- here are wedding bells with cracks and jangles.

Pub Date: April 15th, 1953
Publisher: Crowell