This review contains some spoilers, though I do my best to avoid them.
Summary: While planning her cousin’s lavish wedding, Kelsey Wilson’s world is turned upside down when Private Investigator Connor McClean shows up. Connor, hired by a unnamed source, disrupts the upcoming nuptials but manages to win Kelsey’s heart.
Title: The Christmas Wedding Planner
Runtime: 1 Hour 26 Minutes
Cast: Jocelyn Hudson, Stephen Huszar, Kelly Rutherford, Rebecca Dalton, Eric Hicks, Joey Fatone, Melinda Shankar, Gabrielle Graham, Samantha Holt, Ted Atherton, Celeste Desjardins, Joseph Cannata, Meghan Heffern, Mélanie St-Pierre, Taylor David and Severn Thompson.
Director: Justin G. Dyck
Writers: Stacy Connelly (Book), Keith Cooper and Rebecca Lamarch
Kelsey is starting her wedding planning business, her first client is her cousin/ Best Friend Emily. Emily’s ex shows up at the party so Kelsey confronts him and finds he is there as a hired P.I. to check on the groom and his family. She starts to work along side him to protect Emily and starts falling for him.
A very typical Christmas romance movie, girl meets boy in a funny meet cute, they meet again in an unexpected place, they start to have a quarrel, then start getting to know each other and start to fall for each other, then drama as something bad is revealed and a heart is broken, then eventually we get the happy ending. It was a very typical romance, but there’s nothing wrong with that at all.
I honestly wouldn’t have known the relationship between Emily and Kelsey or with Aunt Olivia if it went mentioned, they seemed to have no connection, it didn’t feel like they were a family at all. You’d think they were more just generic clients not actually family. Was very strange honestly, she and Emily were best friends too but they didn’t give off that vibe.
The romance was cute, you could see the couple getting closer and building the relationship up as the movie went along. I thought they worked really well together and I liked the steady build up of their relationship. Bits were certainly over dramatised and seemed a little shocking, but still it was cute and they worked.
I didn’t like most of the characters in this movie all they just weren’t likeable, most especially the brides friends were really irritating, they made no sense with the stuff they sweet saying and didn’t even come across as friends at all. The groom was atrocious and gave off dodgy vibes from the start, I didn’t like him one bit.
The movie was good but not great, it was a typical run of the mill Christmas romance movie and was an easy watch, it had every element it needed and was good.