Ringless, jobless, and hopeless, Lottie Jones commits to doing the only thing she truly studied in school: wedding planning.
When floundering and unlucky-in-love twenty-something Lottie Jones lands a new career as a wedding planner at a top-tier boutique event firm, she begins navigating a cutthroat workplace specializing in over-the-top details, unlimited budgets, and a broad spectrum of taste. Whether planning for parachute landings or wrangling intoxicated groomsmen, she has her hands full at every million-dollar wedding she helps organize.
After her boss announces he's opening a new office, Lottie sees her chance to finally carve out her place, and earn an income that justifies her dating app subscription fees. The weddings get bigger, the clients get wilder, the mishaps get funnier, and the stakes get higher. And Lottie's forced to discover what she'll risk for love and how far she'll go to find herself.
Set against the glamorous, ruthless world of high-end Southern weddings and inspired by real events in the authors' lives,?Without a Hitch?is a hilarious romp about taking ownership, facing fears, planning your ex-boyfriend's wedding, and choosing a happy ending that wasn't what you once expected.
"A sweet, Southern confection of a book about what it takes to orchestrate everyone else's happily ever after when your own heart has been broken. This sneak peek into the world of high-end wedding planning will keep you laughing as Lottie deconstructs the fairy tale and finds her authentic self." Jodi Picoult,?New York Times?bestselling author of?Wish You Were Here
Mary Huddleston is the cofounder and creative director of Please Be Seated, the premier event rental company in Nashville, Tennessee. Mary and her husband started the business in 2014 and now have more than 30 employees servicing events nationwide. Mary started her career as an event coordinator in Dallas, Texas, initially at Diamond Affairs Weddings and Special Events, and later at the nationally recognized Todd Events, where she helped launch their wedding division. In 2018 Mary established Mrs. Southern Social, a lifestyle platform focused on modern entertaining at home. She has 50K Instagram followers and has been featured in Southern Living, Southern Lady, StyleBlueprint, and NFocus Magazine.
Asher Fogle Paul is a human interest and entertainment journalist. Most recently she served as digital features editor at Good Housekeeping. She's also held posts at Us Weekly, People, and Readers' Digest, and her work has been published in Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, Esquire, House Beautiful, Elle, and W, among others. Asher has an MS in magazine journalism from Columbia University and a BA in English from Texas Christian University. She lives in New York City with her husband and three young children. Visit her online at asherfoglepaul.com; Instagram: @asherpaul; Twitter: @asherfogle.