A few weeks ago, I decided I wanted to know who the Hallmarkies favorite fictional couples were. So, I took a poll on my Twitter and on the Offical Hallmark Channel Fan Facebook group and asked who everyone’s top five fictional couples were in hopes to get a variety of responses. My goal was to get 100 responses and I got 99. Woot woot!
When I started calculating the results, I realized there was one disadvantage— the top six couples were from series. Of course they would be the top couples because as stories develop over years, we become so invested in these couples. There’s more of an emotional attachment than when we see a couple in a movie and they live their happily ever after once the movie wraps.
I decided that I would break this into two posts. Today, I’m sharing the top ten fictional couples from Hallmark movies. Wednesday, I’ll be sharing the top ten fictional couples from Hallmark series (and I’ve considered a series is three or more installments).
Before we get started— any guesses as to who the top ten favorite fictional couples are?
Let’s get started!
TEN || A TIE!
Nick and Molly from The Perfect Bride and The Perfect Bride: Wedding Bells
Starring: Kavan Smith and Pascale Hutton
If you loved Nick and Molly from The Perfect Bride and Perfect Bride: Wedding Bells, you’ll also love them in Hallmark’s hit series, When Calls the Heart!
You’ll also enjoy Kavan Smith in Wedding Bells ( with Danica McKellar) and Hello, It’s Me (with Kellie Martin). Kavan’s newest movie Love on the Menu, with Autumn Reeser, premieres in just a few weeks.
If you want to see more of Pascale Hutton, you can see her in Summer of Dreams and Wedding of Dreams (starring Debbie Gibson). Pascale plays Debbie’s sister and it’s a definitely a fun dynamic.
Colin and Alex from Pearl in Paradise
Starring Jill Wagner and Kris Polaha
Most recently, Jill Wagner and Kris Polaha have starred together in Mystery 101, which I really enjoyed! I’m hoping it gets picked up as a series, because I really enjoyed their chemistry.
You can see Jill Wagner in Christmas in Evergreen: Letters to Santa, Maggie’s Christmas Miracle, Christmas Cookies, and Autumn Dreams. Kris Polaha has starred in Small Town Christmas, Rocky Mountain Christmas, Hearts of Christmas, and the Dater’s Handbook.
NINE || Corey and Tyler from Season for Love
Starring Marc Blucas and Autumn Reeser
Marc Blucas has starred in Miss Christmas, Operation Christmas, and The Irresistable Blueberry Farm.
Autumn Reeser is no stranger to Hallmark as she has starred in multiple movie, including A Bramble House Christmas, Valentine Ever After, A Country Wedding and more. Her newest movie, Love on the Menu, opposite of Kavan Smith, is coming out at the end of the month.
EIGHT || Zachary and Marilee from Nine Lives of Christmas
Starring Brandon Routh and Kimberley Sustad
Nine Lives of Christmas seem to be a Hallmarkie favorite and rightfully so! It’s definitely a fun movie if you haven’t seen it yet. Kimberley Sustad recently starred in A Godwink Christmas with Paul Campbell. She also appeared briefly in Chesapeake Shores (season 3).
SEVEN || Gage and Madison (Welcome to Christmas)
Starring Eric Mabius and Jennifer Finnigan
The POstables are a force with their support for Eric Mabius! Eric has starred in How to Fall in Love and is the leading man in the Hallmark Movies hit series, Signed, Sealed, Delivered. Jennifer Finnigan has starred in Walking the Dog and Angel of Christmas.
SIX || TIE!
Morgan and Jen from Most Wonderful Time of the Year
Starring Brooke Burns and Warren Christie
If you like the mystery movies, you’ll like Brooke Burns in the Gourmet Detective series. She is also in Christmas Connection and Undercover Bridesmaid.
Aiden and Jessie from A Bride for Christmas
Starring Andrew Walker and Arielle Kebbel
Arielle Kebbel and Andrew Walker also starred together in Bridal Wave. Andrew Walker is one of the Kings of Hallmark and has appeared in multiple movies including Love in Design, Wedding March 4, My Secret Valentine, Love Struck Cafe, the Perfect Catch, and many others. He also had a brief stint on When Calls the Heart in season one as the infamous Billy Hamilton.
FIVE || Ben and Cara from One Winter Weekend and One Winter Proposal
Starring Jack Turner and Taylor Cole
These movies are definitely on my DVR to watch and I plan to do so this weekend! Jack Turner and Taylor Cole were paired up previously for My Summer Prince. Taylor Cole was recently the star of the Ruby Herring mystery that recently premiered. She also starred in Falling for You, Christmas Festival of Ice, Christmas in Homestead and The Art of Us
FOUR || Emily and Henry from Love at the Thanksgiving Day Parade
Starring Antonio Cupo and Autumn Reeser
Antonio Cupo and Autumn Reeser starred together in I Do, I Do, I Do. Antonio Cupo was a guest on the Garage Sale Mystery: Pandora’s Box (a super fun one) and In My Dreams. He also starred in For Better or for Worse,
THREE || Donovan Darcy and Elizabeth Scott from Unleashing Mr. Darcy and Marrying Mr. Darcy
Starring Ryan Paevey and Cindy Busby
If you love dogs and the Pride and Prejudice storyline, you’ll love the Unleashing Mr. Darcy story. It’s a fun and quirky spin on the original Pride and Prejudice. You can also read my review on Marrying Mr. Darcy here.
Cindy Busby is no stranger to Hallmark as she has appeared in Season 4 of When Calls the Heart and a few episodes of Cedar Cove. She also starred in Royal Hearts. Ryan Paevey was just in Hope at Christmas as well as Harvest Love.
TWO || Harold and Annie from How to Fall in Love
Starring Eric Mabius and Brooke D’Orsay
As mentioned earlier, Eric Mabius fans will love him in Hallmark Movies and Mysteries Channel’s Signed, Sealed, Delivered and the previously mentioned Welcome to Christmas.
Brooke D’Orsay has recently starred with Daniel Lissing in Christmas In Love. She was also in Miss Christmas and June in January.
And finally…*drumroll* the number ONE mentioned favorite couple is…
ONE || Seth and Layla from A December Bride
Starring Daniel Lissing and Jessica Lowndes
I can’t blame the Hallmarkies for naming Seth and Jessica as the number one Hallmark movie couple of all time! December Bride was such a fun movie and who doens’t love Daniel Lissing and Jessica Lowndes?
If you aren’t familiar with Daniel Lissing, you can find in him as Mountie Jack in When Calls the Heart (Seasons 1-5). As mentioned earlier, he also starred in Christmas In Love with Brooke D’Orsay.
Jessica Lowndes starred in Merry Matrimony with Christopher Russell, Magical Christmas Ornaments with Brendan Penny, and most recently Christmas at Pemberley Manor with Michael Rady. Jessica was in Yes, I Do last summer as well.
I had so much fun hearing from different Hallmarkies and my interest in some of these movies have piqued. A few of my favorite couples not mentioned here include Molly and Ryan from The Bridge, Sam and Heath from Chance at Romance, Lacey and Zach from Falling for You, Molly and Nick from Wedding Bells (the Kavan/Danica movie, not to be confused with The Perfect Bride).
Who are your favorites? Are there any couples not mentioned that surprised you? Let me know in the comments or send me a tweet @hallmarkmywords.