When it comes to love, I am not the biggest believer in it. I am a cynic and that is part of the reason that I love movies. Movies take me out of being a cynic and see the beauty in life. Or the things that I don’t see.
One reason that I have loved The Wedding Veil Trilogy on Hallmark is that you get to see the way that love is from very different points of views. And the view that we have left is Tracy’s. It’s her turn with the veil. It’s her turn with the chance at love.
But she’s like me in the sense that she really doesn’t believe in all of these things. She doesn’t see the way that love can change her, that the people who neglected it and abused it and distorted and changed it don’t have to define her.
Tracy is afraid of love. Tracy is afraid of feeling. Tracy is always waiting for the other shoe to drop. She has her heart broken when her boyfriend leaves and moves across the country. She wasn’t ready to leave New York and never would be. She’s a lifer.
The truth is she is someone that I understand. Her life is her work. Her life is her friends. Her life is where she finds comfort. Her life is routine. Her life is comfort in that routine.
But when she meets Nick, her whole life changes. And there is always someone in your life that will completely change your life, if you just allow it to happen. Sometimes even if you don’t.
Nick and Tracy have their meet cute at a tailors, and you know, I would have thought that was it. But this is Hallmark and everything is going to come back together. They end up finding themselves back in each others crosshairs as Tracy needs a caterer and her co-worker brings her to his restaurant. The food is impeccable. She loves it.
And she doesn’t want to hire him when she sees that it is his restaurant. But she needs his food and he needs the publicity that being the caterer will bring. The two need each other, but along the way find that they also bring out the best in each other.
Love is a scary thing, especially when someone is completely jaded and has shut themselves off. Tracy has done just that. She’s internalized her pain in ways that others can’t understand. She’s got Daddy issues and she’s fully of fear that the only thing that love will ever bring her is pain.
Nick isn’t like that though. He wants to help her. He inspires her. When she needs to save an original draft of The New Colossus, Nick does everything that he can do in order to help her.
They share the same passions and looks at life and it’s a beautiful thing. The two love art, history, and so many other things. He’s willing to carry her rugs up to her apartment (which if you lived in New York, you would know what an amazing thing that is). He’s taking her for the best pizza and the places in New York that she may not have seen.
They are both life long New Yorkers.
They are both passionate about their city.
They are both wanting to do amazing things in life.
And the truth is – they have fallen in love and they see it in each other. However, when Nick decides to move forward with their relationship and show how he feels. But Tracy puts up walls and the way that he deals with it is not only admirable, but makes me want to jump in the screen and marry him.
The reality is that we’ve seen a lot in this trilogy and we’ve dealt with the ups and downs. But Tracy – the way that fear takes her and her tendency to be hesitant about love is different than the way Avery and Emma dealt with the veil.
The reason that Hallmark movies like this are important is because they show us that there is joy in the moments, but a lot of times they show us that it’s okay to feel the things that we feel. It’s okay to live in the moment and know that we can fall, but we can also fly.
In all the moments that Tracy is going to hit the brakes and hide behind her walls, Avery and Emma are there. They know how she is. They know the way that she deals with things and the way that she hides things.
And the three of them have their first fight. It’s not easy to tell your friends the truth that they don’t want to hear.
But follow that up with Tracy’s Mom telling her the truth that she may not want to hear? Well that’s not going to be easy for Tracy to swallow. The truth is that truth is hard to hear.
People can see things in us that we can not or don’t want to see in ourselves. That is not always a bad thing. It forces us to face our hearts.
Now I know that reading this review, it’s all over the place. But my point is – it doesn’t do any of us any good in life to not see that love is a real thing and one that we should allow ourselves to feel. We don’t have to be defined by the past, but letting people into our hearts, well that gives us a future.
The Wedding Veil Trilogy has been an amazing thing for me. Why? Because it’s shown me that no matter how you deal with love – if you accept it or push it away – the point is that it can make you feel alive. It can remind you what it’s like to live.
And there is nothing ever wrong with living your best life.
Oh, and if you’re wondering about the veil and how it tied into this one? Well yes, Tracy wore it. But the person that it came from and the reason that it’s in the states… well that’s Nick’s Nona’s Mama. She’s the one who sold it back in the 1940s.
I guess it is true… everything does come full circle.