A baby is part of the magic in the long-awaited follow-up to Hallmark’s Wedding Veil trilogy

A baby is part of the magic in the long-awaited follow-up to Hallmark’s Wedding Veil trilogy

The long-awaited follow-up to Hallmark’s Wedding Veil trilogy premieres this weekend, and if the previews are to be believed, a baby is on the way for Lacey Chabert’s character Avery.

“The story continues Saturday night! Please let me know if you’ll be watching!” wrote Chabert in an Instagram post that featured a preview of the movie.

In the brief clip, Avery eats pizza with abandon, looks nauseated when offered a cup of coffee, and gazes down at her stomach, suggesting that she might be pregnant. The tagline reads, “The veil is working its magic again.”

Hallmark’s Wedding Veil trilogy

Hallmark introduced audiences to the magic of The Wedding Veil last year with the release of three movies in 2022. The trilogy starred Chabert, Alison Sweeney, and Autumn Reeser, as three college friends who meet up every year for a weekend in a different city.

While in San Francisco, Avery (played by Chabert) comes across a beautiful lace wedding veil in an antique store. The store owner claims the veil is enchanted and will bring true love to its owner. Though her friends are skeptical, Avery is smitten, and she buys the veil. The next thing she knows, a handsome stranger (played by Kevin McGarry) enters her life, and she soon falls in love.

In the sequel, The Wedding Veil Unveiled, it was Reeser’s turn to meet a handsome stranger. And in The Wedding Veil Legacy, Sweeney found her happily ever after. The movies were among the network’s most-watched films of the year.

A story of friendship

In a Facebook Live event to promote the movies, Chabert, Reeser, and Sweeney said that friendship is the true love story in all three Wedding Veil movies.

“I think sisterhood is at the heart of these stories,” Chabert said.

Reeser agreed, saying that the relationship between the three characters reminded her of her own friendships in real life.

“The love stories that have meant the most to me in my life are the love stories between me and my friends,” she said. “I think friendship gets put in a second-place position and for so many of us, those are the relationships that carry us through our life.”

Three new movies

Chabert shared the news that three more Wedding Veil movies were in the works during an appearance on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon. Soon after, co-star Alison Sweeney began sharing photos and videos from the set of the new movies, which were filmed in Greece and Bulgaria.

Fans were thrilled to find out about the new movies.

“So excited!!” wrote one fan in the comments section of Chabert’s post. “Loved this trilogy so much!!!”

The Wedding Veil Expectations will premiere on Hallmark Channel on Saturday, January 7 at 8/7c.

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