If a picture is worth a thousand words, then even the few gallery photos we encountered spoke volumes on several issues, all within the confines of Norman and Rita’s upcoming nuptials. Even so, there’s just as much intrigue surrounding what we didn’t see and has yet to be revealed. Just for fun---let’s deconstruct and speculate on a few of those matters!
Who We Saw: The POstables, Papa O’Toole, Bill Haywith, Hazel, Ramon, Gabe
Who We Didn’t See: Most notably absent are Sunny Haywith, Rita’s mom, and Ardis Parker Pennington Payne, whom Kristin (definitely probably…?) accidentally leaked would be in attendance in an interview right around the time they filmed To The Altar. Both absences from the recent selection of photos is certainly curious, but their omission could be linked to something as simple as the photographer not grabbing a photo of either woman on set, to them actually trying to keep the appearances a secret. I would think that might apply more to Carol Burnett (Ardis Payne) than Colleen Camp (Sunny Haywith), but you never can tell with these kind of things! More practically, it could have been the result of a scheduling conflict in one or both instances. In that case, how they handle the absence(s) will be interesting.
Who I Still Have Hope For: I have no idea one way or the other, but I’d like to put it out there that I would love to have Kimsicle crash the reception. If there has ever been a time to randomly bring him back, it’s this wedding!
The Main Event?
Norman and Rita’s wedding is likely no more than 15-20 minutes of the overall film, which means there is A LOT more movie still unknown. Until we get a synopsis---which has been noticeably withheld up to this point--- we can’t forget that the wedding itself is only a fraction of the whole picture. And even if preparations for the wedding do end up taking a majority of the movie, whether we follow NoRita planning last minute details, or follow Shane and Oliver fulfilling Maid of Honor or Best Man duties, not a single moment will be wasted when it comes to teaching us something about life, love and the true meaning of marriage.
Don’t forget to mark your calendars for Sunday, July 15, 2018 at 9pm on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries! Tune in and set your DVRs!