Though unusual for its network, Hallmark takes a little bit of a risk (not in a “big” way) and tries its hand at telling one part of a three part story in The Wedding Veil. Connected by the legend of the titular wedding piece and the best friends who discover it.
The Wedding Veil (2022) Hallmark TV Film Review
They may all lead busy, successful lives, but three friends who met in graduate school make time annual trips. It’s always somewhere different and always includes antique shopping. This year they’re in San Francisco where they run across a beautiful antique veil that legend has it, is supposed to introduce its possessor to true love. Though Emma (Autumn Reeser) just broke things off with her boyfriend and Tracy (Alison Sweeney) is perfectly happy where she’s at in her relationship, on a whim, they decide to jointly buy the veil. Taking it home with her is Avery (Lacey Chabert) who also happens to have a later flight back to the East Coast. Taking the time to sight see, Avery meets a mysteries and attractive man who she begins to feel is a meeting that is fate.
But back home in Boston she settles into work and normalcy until she comes fact to face with the man (Kevin McGarry) she met in San Francisco.‘THE WEDDING VEIL’: ONE STORY OF A THREE PART LOVE STORY #HALLMARKIES #THEWEDDINGVEIL #ROMANCE #LACEYCHABERT Click To Tweet
Based on a novel called There Goes the Bride, this film is part one of a trilogy that will give each best friend their own story. Lacey Chabert’s kicks everything off with an installment that is incredibly sweet. What’s more interesting about some of the films from this network, outside of the connecting stories, is the script. Recently they’ve been giving some more honest conversations and this shows. Specific to this film, I appreciate the gentle struggle it shows for one of the main characters. It’s honest on both sides and I respect this. I also can relate to parts of these characters, more so in their struggle rather than the life they live. It’s refreshing and if you’ve liked films like A Little Daytime Drama or Love on the Sidelines (both from Hallmark), you may like this one which is by the same writing duo (Judith Berg, Sandra Berg).
The film has an extremely romantic premise. Plus, anyone who likes Chabert will love seeing her here. What most stands out to me is that this is a different, but still the same, direction for Hallmark. Odd to say I know, but I’m not sure how to explain it. I think it’s more a “feeling” than anything that one can explain. This also reminds me a little bit of the TV film The Wedding Dress, only in this we don’t have generation storytelling. However, there is still charm and really good moments.
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Content: nothing to note beyond the usual TV-G rating.
Photos: Hallmark Channel / Crown Media Press