February 8, 2015

pre-movie monday: 'so you said yes'


Blogger's Note: It's no secret I devote much of December to following the latest (and past-time favorite) Hallmark movies. So I was thrilled to learn the channel would count down to Valentine's Day with a new movie each weekend leading up to the holiday. Naturally, I couldn't resist watching, live-tweeting, and ultimately blogging about my take on each new flick.

So You Said Yes
Original air date: February 7
Starring Kellie Martin, Bruce Boxleitner, Chad Willett, & Jennifer Dale
When Annabelle, the owner of a specialty bridal shop, falls for Sam, the son of her fierce bridal shop competition, she must fend off Sam's mother's attempts at sabotage to be with the man she loves.

Last night we had another new Hallmark movie--and another one prominently featuring a wedding. With kind of a fun and different twist on the wedding business theme, Annabelle, the main character, owns a vintage wedding dress shop. (Interestingly enough, I've recently been wondering where one would find a vintage gown if you'd rather not wear something brand new.)

And I liked this one, as you'll soon see. Rather than being a story where we wondered how the girl would get the guy (or vice-versa), this one was more about how the girl and the guy would work through their obstacles to make it down the aisle. And the on-screen chemistry between Kellie Martin and Chad Willett was so great, there was never any doubt that they would get there.

With a lot of the movie taking place inside two bridal shops, it was also fantastic to see all of the beautiful gowns--both the vintage ones from Annabelle's shop and the new gowns from Sam's mother's shop.

This live-tweet got a little out of control, because there were just so many feels. And because the director and a couple of the cast members were involved, which kept everyone so engaged. (No pun intended.)


All in all, this has been one of the stronger movies premiering during this six-week countdown to Valentine's Day. And with the countdown to the release of The Marrying Type inching closer and closer, it was particularly enjoyable to watch another wedding-related movie. It's like Hallmark is celebrating my new book with me. (I know, I know. Calm down, Miss Vanity. This isn't all about you.)

Did any of you catch So You Said Yes? What were your thoughts?


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