Tuesday, January 7, 2014
Hallmark Channel Movie "June in January"
June in January
Network: Hallmark Channel
Original Air Date: January 18, 2014
Brooke D'Orsay ... June Fraser
Wes Brown ... Alex Blackwell
Marilu Henner ... Diana Blackwell
Gerard Plunkett ... Richard Blackwell
Barclay Hope ... Charlie Fraser
Christie Laing ... Tessa Williams
Chelsea Hobbs ... Bethany Barnard
Anne Marie DeLuise ... Kathryn
June Fraser (D’Orsay) has envisioned her wedding day her entire life and even managed to plan every detail with her loving mother, Kathryn (Anne Marie DeLuis, “Cedar Cove”), before Kathryn’s passing only a few years ago. Now an adult, June has met Alex Blackwell (Brown), a handsome attorney who hails from a very well-to-do family, with his intimidating and icy mother, Diana (Henner), at the helm. After an exciting New Year’s Eve engagement, June can’t wait to plan the June wedding she’s always wanted to honor her mother’s memory with and she starts using a portfolio of bridal magazine clippings she created with Kathryn as a guide. Then, when Alex suddenly receives a job offer in Cleveland and needs to move right away, he asks June if they can move the wedding date up to January—just three weeks away! In a panic, June and Alex accept Diana’s offer to host the wedding at the Blackwell’s gorgeous home, giving Diana the footing she needs to plan the event her way. June tries to salvage her special day and pull off the perfect summer wedding she’s always wanted despite the chilly calendar change and Diana’s cold calculating scheming.
(May Include Spoilers!)
A Very Sweet, Sentimental, & Romantic Movie! You’ll want to watch “June in January” again and again, come February, April, May, and all year long!
“June in January” is the story of a woman, whose name is June, played by actress Brooke D’Orsay. (Who we loved in the Hallmark Channel Movie: “How to Fall in Love”!) It had always been June and her Mother’s dream, to plan the perfect wedding together, and of course, it would have to be in June! However, June’s Mother has passed away a few years back and while she won’t be there to help, June is holding on tight to all the dreams they had planned together.
Unfortunately, June’s fiancé, Alex Blackwell, portrayed by the handsome actor, Wes Brown, isn’t making it easy. The story begins on New Year’s Eve at a party at Alex’s family home… where he proposes to June in front of his parents, co-workers, and friends. It’s obvious to see from the start that Alex’s mother, Diana Blackwell, isn’t fond of June. When Alex receives a promotion at work that involves moving to Ohio, he asks June if they can have the wedding in January, because he wants them to be married and move to Ohio together. The idea or thought of living together was never an option for this couple.
June is a little disappointed about giving up on a “June” wedding, but decides as long as she can have everything else she and her Mother had dreamed about, then, it would be fine. But, soon, June realizes that their dreams cannot be – an outdoor wedding is out, some of the flowers she hoped for, won’t be in season, and so on and on.
Everything completely unravels when they cannot find a venue for the wedding and Alex’s Mother offers their home. Well, watch out – we’re headed for a bumpy ride! At first, Diana and her assistant had meddled in small ways, but now they are in nearly all the details, which is about to set June on edge, who has been very giving, in spite of giving up most of her dream.
Alex and June are both tested in their relationship. In the end, the details become less important than the fact that they are in love with one another and want to be married, whether it happens in June or January!
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