Hallmark Channel Presents June Weddings Fan Celebration at Graceland
Elvis Presley's Graceland and Hallmark Channel are getting hitched to create a unique two-day immersive fan event tied to the network's annual programming franchise, "June Weddings." Taking place May 18-19, June Weddings Fan Celebration at GRACELAND presents an unprecedented opportunity for Hallmark CHANNEL and Elvis enthusiasts to mix and mingle with network stars, catch sneak previews of the network's "June Weddings" movie lineup, take a VIP tour of the mansion and celebrate the season of "I Dos" at special wedding-themed parties and receptions.
Kellie Pickler and Wes Brown, stars of Hallmark Channel's upcoming original movie "Wedding at Graceland," will be on hand for a moderated panel discussion and Q&A. "Wedding at Graceland," which goes into production at the mansion this month, is the first of two 2019 sequels to "Christmas at Graceland," Hallmark Channel's highest-rated movie last year and one of the top performing "Countdown to Christmas" movies in network history.
"The intersection of America's favorite programming event, 'Countdown to Christmas,' with the country's most iconic Pop cultural landmark in "Christmas at Graceland" was a winning formula, as evidenced by the movie's huge ratings," said Michelle Vicary, EVP, Programming & Network Publicity. "'Wedding at Graceland' is sure to become another instant Hallmark CHANNEL classic and this two-day event on the grounds of GRACELAND allows us to bring the movie and our entire 'June Weddings' franchise to life for our fans in a whole new way."
"We're excited for the return of Hallmark CHANNEL to Graceland, not just to film 'Wedding at Graceland,' but for partnering with us to bring an incredible fan experience to Memphis," said Debbie Miller, Graceland's Chief Marketing Officer. "Our June Weddings Fan Celebration is a weekend full of unforgettable moments, and it's an opportunity for fans of Elvis and Hallmark's original programming to marry those two passions. 'Christmas at Graceland' highlighted the beauty of GRACELAND at Christmas and all the incredible activities that occur here during that time of year. With 'Wedding at Graceland,' we're excited to spotlight our gorgeous, recently opened Chapel in the Woods."
Additional Hallmark CHANNEL talent confirmed to-date include Jack Wagner and Josie Bissett ("Wedding March 5") and Jill Wagner ("Christmas Wishes & Mistletoe Kisses"). The stars will participate in panel discussions, autograph sessions, and make special appearances at nuptial-themed events throughout the weekend, including "Going to the Chapel" VIP Cocktail Party, "Happily Ever After" Dinner and Dance Party featuring Jack Wagner live in concert, and "Bachelorette Farewell Dinner Party."
The June Weddings Fan Celebration at Graceland comes on the heels of last summer's highly anticipated opening of Graceland's brand-new Chapel in the Woods, which will be the location of some of the weekend's festivities.
Hallmark Channel's "June Weddings," a component of the network's seasonal programming strategy, kicks off Saturday, June 1 and includes new original movie premieres every Saturday night all monthlong. THE LINEUP includes:
§ June 1 - "Wedding at Graceland"
§ June 8 - "Wedding March 5"
§ June 15 - "The Last Bridesmaid"
§ June 22 - "The Wedding Belle"
§ June 29 - "Perfect Harmony"
For a complete schedule of the weekend's events and to purchase ticket packages, please visit www.graceland.com/juneweddings.