Trisha (Erica Hubbard) has always dreamed of the perfect wedding, so after a rocky dating life, she decides to take matters into her own hands, and agrees to enter into a marriage contract with a total stranger, Ben (Trazi Lashawn), for money. In order to pull this off, she needs to make personal compromises, lie to her family, and lean on her best friend for support. However, she doesn’t expect Ben’s assistant Carter (Omar Gooding) to complicate matters further, and when her ex-boyfriend Keith (Xamon Glasper) resurfaces with real intentions this time, she is unable to cope.
Leaning on those who truly care for her, Trisha has the biggest decision to make of her life, which can only be accomplished by soul-searching. Her over-protective brother JJ (Iroko Anyogu) adds comedic relief into the mix, as he tries to piece the truth together and help his sister, who must ultimately follow her own heart, and figure out the right thing to do. Struggling between letting go of the past, including the dreams that have controlled her for so long, and embracing new beginnings, Trisha discovers a strength and fortitude she didn’t know she had.
My Perfect Wedding is a romance film that embraces premarital sex, provocative attire, on screen drinking by main characters, and lies to advance one’s future, but Trisha ultimately learns, as she walks down the aisle to say her vows, that making personal compromises for the perfect wedding is not an genuine life goal after all, and the happy ending, that she becomes willing to sacrifice, is just within reach.
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My Perfect Wedding sheds light on the theme that dreams and personal happiness can only be realized through authentic life choices.