Wedding Zen (Hardcover)

Calming Wisdom for the Bride

By Susan Elia MacNeal, Rachell Sumpter (Illustrator)

Chronicle Books, 9780811844154, 96pp.

Publication Date: November 1, 2004



For stressed-out brides-to-be, finally there's an alternative to last-minute elopement: Wedding Zen is an oasis of calm amidst the chaos of planning a wedding. By applying the classic teachings of Zen to time-honored nuptial traditions, this darling book shows that a little namaste can improve The Big Day in a dramatic way. Drawn from Zen teachings such as staying mindful of worldly attachments (remember: it's the thought, not the gift, that counts ) and surrendering the ego (but she's your mother, and you love her), here are dozens of tips for warding off trouble in nirvana. Wedding Zen packs a bouquet of wisdom into a charming, beautifully illustrated volume, making this a perfect bridal shower gift. So when preparations get a little crazy -- or a lot crazy -- relief for the bride, and good karma for the giver, is close at hand.

About the Author

Susan Elia MacNeal has been a bridesmaid in too many weddings to count. A writer and editor, she lives with her husband in New York City. Rachell Sumpter is a California-based illustrator whose work has graced many publications, including Budget Living, Bust, and The Boston Globe.