Monday, August 15, 2016
Bridal Wave is part of the Hallmark Channel’s June Weddings lineup. Georgie Dwyer (played by Arielle Kebbel) is engaged to marry a successful cosmetic surgeon. Although she should be excited about their upcoming island wedding, she’s starting to have cold feet. While they’re compatible as a couple, Georgie is beginning to realize that a certain spark is missing from the relationship.
Georgie’s doubts are reinforced when she meets her future mother-in-law (played by Jaclyn Smith), who’s in a much higher tax bracket than Georgie’s blue-collar family and looks down on them for it. As the wedding day approaches, Georgie meets Luke Griggs (played by Andrew Walker), a local resident. Luke used to be a successful architect in the city, but left that job and moved to the island, where he’s much happier.
Georgie and Luke meet for the first time in the general store, where they battle over the last bottle of aspirin on the shelf (sorely needed by both of them, for separate reasons). Fate continually throws them together in the subsequent days leading up to Georgie’s wedding. As the two of them get to know each other, Georgie finds herself questioning more and more what she wants out of life and what will truly make her happy.
Strong chemistry between the lead actors, along with a heartwarming yet comedic story, make this a real feel-good movie. Search the VBPL catalog for Bridal Wave. If you enjoy this movie, you might like A Bride for Christmas, also starring Arielle Kebbel and Andrew Walker.