The 6th telemovie of Hallmark Channel’s The Wedding Veil saga becomes the first production to have ever been allowed to film at the majestic Acropolis of Lindos, on the Greek island of Rhodes.
The Wedding Veil Journey, directed by Ronald Oliver and starring Alison Sweeney, Victor Webster, Lacey Chabert and Autumn Reeser, premiered January 21 on the Hallmark Channel.
It sees couple Tracy (Alison Sweeney) and Nick (Victor Webster) travel for a long overdue honeymoon to Greece. When they are stranded on a secluded island, they confront their life choices.
Filming at the Acropolis of Rhodes
In a Facebook Live ahead of the premiere, the film’s cast discussed details of their experience filming on the island of Rhodes.
“I don’t even know where to begin. […] I think every day, every new location was just breathtakingly beautiful and maybe a place I would never have gone by my own, so I was getting to see something really different. It was just spectacular,” said actress Alison Sweeney.
“We would arrive at the destination and we would spend the first ten minutes just taking pictures of everything and looking around and taking it all in and just gasping like, I can’t believe I get to be here and to work here. Every day was something new and beautiful and sharing that all with you was really special,” she told her co-stars.
“I loved everything that Alison said – and the cats,” joked Victor Webster. The Canadian actor explained that the filming took place during wintertime, which is low season for Greek tourism. “Everything was shut down, so we had the entire place to ourselves,” he noted.
Webster appeared particularly grateful and stunned by the fact that the production was the first that has ever been licensed to shoot inside the archaeological site of the Acropolis of the ancient city of Lindos, also known as the Acropolis of Rhodes.
“Nobody has ever been allowed to film on the Acropolis [of Rhodes] before. No Grecian production, no North American production, noboby. Pavarotti asked if he could do a concert and sing there and they said “no,” and they allowed us to go up there and shoot, so this will be the first time that [the Acropolis of Rhodes] has ever been seen on film with actors.”
“We all got up there and just to see that view and to see these ruins, it was just unreal. […] We were all so excited and captivated,” said Lacey Chambert.
The American actress felt that she got a small taste of Greece during her 6-day stay on Rhodes, and expressed her wish to go back to some of the other Greek islands as a tourist this summer, so that she can “really soak up what it’s like to be there.”
— Lacey Chabert (@IamLaceyChabert) January 22, 2023