The effort to bring viewers an original premiere every Saturday night continues tonight in Hallmark Channel’s, Bridal Wave. The movie reunites co-stars Arielle Kebbel and Andrew Walker (A Bride for Christmas) in a sweet little romance.
Bridal Wave (2015) Hallmark Review
The story is about Georgie (Kebbel), a nurse engaged to one of the doctor’s – Philip (David Haydn-Jones), at her hospital. Philip is a perfectionist workaholic that serves him well in his plastic surgery practice. But not so well when it comes to making Georgie feel loved. His mother (Jaclyn Smith) is less than happy with her son’s choice in marriage; she feels his choice of a bride and future in-laws isn’t good enough.
Georgie’s mother has planned the entire wedding for the lovebirds and the ceremony is to take place on a small, commercialized island that sees dozens of weddings in one day let alone an entire year. On the way to their destination, Georgie meets Luke (Walker). Already nervous with her “one” cold foot, Georgie’s already skittish heart experiences greater turmoil.
It’s always a blast to see co-stars in films together again. When I first read about this film and its cast, I figured it’d be one of my most favorites because I’d previously liked Arielle and Andrew together. While sweet, I have to be honest, this wasn’t a favorite. The cast is great – and it was especially entertaining to see Jaclyn Smith again (yes, I have seen the entire run of Charlie’s Angels), and I like the setting.
So this leaves the story. Sure everything is cute and wraps in an attractive package. Still something keeps the film from being its “best.” Or that’s my impression. Namely the reasons stemming from the few “awkward” moments that even the wackiest of situations cannot normalize or simply put, they were out of place. That rant being chronicled, don’t let that keep you from enjoying Bridal Wave. In spite of nitpicking comments, I sure did!
With its relaxed setting (made me wish I could visit the place) and fun shenanigans plus an ending that’s better than most (why can’t movie endings go with the “complete” versus ambivalent!?), this is one wedding you probably want to get an R.S.V.P in for.