Hot on the heels and outsize success of Marrying Mr. Darcy, which has rapidly become Hallmark Channel’s highest-rated and most-watched “June Weddings” premiere ever, the network's annual celebration of love and marriage continues Saturday with another sequel. This time Hallmark reunites Pascale Hutton and Kavan Smith (pictured at top and below), the stars of last year’s hit The Perfect Bride, for The Perfect Bride: Wedding Bells --and as with the cast of Mr. Darcy, the stars of Perfect are thanking the fans for the chance to continue their love story. “It's almost a year to the day the first one premiered and a sequel is something you never fully know about,” Hutton told MediaVillage in an exclusive interview. “But almost immediately after the first one aired and was so warmly received Kavan and I started brainstorming ideas for the sequel and started talking to Hallmark about it. It was all very casual but we were all throwing around ideas; whether it would work and whether there actually was a next chapter in these characters’ story. Sometimes there isn’t, but we felt like there was more to tell and in January it was cemented.
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