Wedding of a Lifetime Filming Locations, Hallmark Movie Cast, Synopsis

The 2022 Hallmark romantic movie ‘Wedding of a Lifetime‘ transports viewers to the beautiful province of British Columbia in western Canada with its filming locations.

Directed by Anne Wheeler from the screenplay written by Greg Baldwin, this rom-com stars Brooke D’Orsay and Jonathan Bennett in the lead roles of Darby and Jake, a recently separated couple who pretending to be in love to win a competition.

The movie is produced by Jamie Goehring, Shawn Williamson, and Kevin Leslie under Hallmark Channel and Lighthouse Pictures for the Hallmark Channel but where was the shooting took place? Let’s take a closer look at where this heartwarming story was brought to life.

Where was Wedding of a Lifetime filmed?

Wedding of a Lifetime was entirely filmed in British Columbia, Canada. Filming took place in Vancouver and surrounding areas in July 2022. The local news provider also reported that the shooting began in early July 2022 along with other popular series When Calls The Heart season 10.

Vancouver, British Columba, Canada

Vancouver served as the primary filming site for ‘Wedding of a Lifetime’. Located in southwest Canada along the Pacific coast, Vancouver is the largest city in British Columbia and one of the most ethnically diverse in Canada.

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With its spectacular natural scenery comprising oceans, mountains, and forests, Vancouver has established itself as a major center for film and television production over the years. It has earned the nickname “Hollywood North” for good reason!

Production team find no issue in designing the set accordingly. Moreover, the production company is also from Burnaby, BC and the Anne Wheeler is a BC veteran director. In addition to its importance as a media production hub, Vancouver also offers many attractive features as a tourist destination.

Wedding of a Lifetime movie cast feauring Darby and Jack
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Visitors can explore top attractions like Stanley Park, Granville Island, Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, and the Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia. The city also provides easy access to the lovely Gulf Islands and the majestic Rocky Mountains.

Explore Britsh Columbia

Situated between the Pacific Ocean and the Canadian Rockies, British Columbia possesses tremendous geographic diversity across its vast landscape. This includes glaciers, deserts, rainforests, lakes and lush green valleys.

Wedding of a Lifetime filming in British Columbia
Alpine Freshwater Lake and Mountains in British Columbia

If you’re are planning to experience the love of Darby and Jake in real life then you should definitely visit those locations, that are free to visit.

Some top destinations to consider around British Columbia include Okanagan Valley wine region, the resort town of Whistler and Vancouver Island with attractions like Victoria and Tofino.

From mountain vistas to charming seaside villages, British Columbia’s natural beauty makes a perfect fairytale setting for a Hallmark love story. It’s no wonder so many films choose this province as an ideal filming location.

Behind The Scenes

Bennett shared some behind the scenes photos of him along with a short funny video showing him dressed as a coupe with Darby.

The actor shared his gratitude towards Hallmark and call it as a unique premise as compared to other premises. Overall, it was a good experience.

Some of the popular movies that were shot in British Columbia include Crossfire Trail, Game Set Love, The Journey Ahead, Dying for a Christmas, The Bachelor, Resident Alien, Death and Other Details, Quantum Leap, Percy Jackson, Deadpool, Fire Country and popular TV series like ‘Superman & Lois’ and ‘The Haunting of Hill House.’

Wedding of a Lifetime Cast

The cast of Wedding of a Lifetime movie includes:

  • Jonathan Bennett as Jake
  • Brooke D’Orsay as Darby
  • David Kaye as Sebastian Starr
  • Mark Brandon as Vic Baldwin
  • Barry W. Levy as David
  • Jamall Johnson as Chip
  • Robyn Bradley as Kathy
  • Don Mike as Sam Turner
  • Bailee Reid
  • Justin Lacey as Larry

What is the plot?

“Wedding of a Lifetime” follows the story of a recently separated couple, Jake and Darby, who were high school sweethearts and engaged for ten years.

After realizing their romance has faded, they decide to call off the wedding. However, their plans take an unexpected turn when they are inadvertently entered into a nationally televised contest to win an all-expenses-paid dream wedding.

As they compete in various challenges against other couples, Jake and Darby are forced to spend time together, rekindling old feelings and questioning their decision to separate.

Throughout the competition, they rediscover their connection and must decide if they want to fight for their relationship or walk away from each other for good.

Wedding of a Lifetime is available to stream on-demand on Hallmark Movies Now.

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