Premeires Saturday, June 24 at 9 PM ET/PT on Hallmark Channel
Dr. Tess Harper (Maggie Lawson) is a thoughtful, super-organized and exceedingly resourceful woman who handles everything that comes her way with a smile. Whether it’s distracting a nervous patient to ease the discomfort of an injection or caring for a co-worker’s ailing orchid, Tess always comes through. A candidate for a fellowship at Northwestern, she’s hoping that her longtime boyfriend Dex (Giles Panton) will soon pop the question and that he’ll be willing to move from Boston to Chicago with her if she gets the fellowship. Ever the understanding girlfriend, Tess lets Dex off the hook when he tells her at the last minute that he can’t attend her best friend’s wedding in Chicago in favor of a weekend invitation from his boss.
Upon arriving in Chicago to serve as maid of honor for the four-day affair that is Amber’s (Christine Chatelaine) posh wedding, Tess is met by Michael (Paul Greene), the best man. Mistaking him for her chauffeur, Tess and Michael don’t exactly hit it off. She is concerned about Amber’s stressing over every little wedding detail while Michael, a seasoned bachelor, feels like the whole wedding thing is a big waste of time and money.
Tess quickly learns from Amber that the wedding planner has walked out, and at every turn, it’s Tess to the rescue. Michael hates missing out on the golf and hanging out with the other groomsmen but with Tess called upon to put out one fire after another, he is constantly expected to assist her. Tess is happy to break away from all the activities since everyone seems to be focused on her missing boyfriend, Dex, wanting to know why he didn’t accompany her and why he hasn’t yet proposed.
The day before the wedding ceremony, Michael makes a grand gesture and gives up his spot in a golf foursome to Tess after discovering that one of the other golfers is on the Northwestern committee that will name the next fellow. Tess realizes he’s not so bad after all and is also a great guy. In fact, they both realize they misjudged one another and, what’s more, there is genuine attraction here. But when Dex shows up unexpectedly and makes a back-handed marriage proposal Tess faces a moment of truth and must decide between the bird in her hand, or take the leap of faith true love requires and let her heart soar.