Top 10 Most Memorable Weddings on Days of our Lives
Other ways to say “I do.”
With summer comes wedding season, a season filled with many classic and traditional weddings to attend. As “Days of our Lives” fans know weddings in Salem are anything but traditional. Why have an elegant and safe wedding, when you could have one filled with sex, scandal, and blood? Here are the top ten most memorable weddings on “Days of our Lives!”
10. Bo and Hope’s Christmas Eve wedding.
How can you think about weddings without this miracle wedding? Bo and Hope finally reunited (again) on an enchanted winter wonderland Christmas Eve wedding where they declared their love for one another in front of family, friends, and magical snow. Meanwhile, Brady Black, who had accidentally been shot by Abe Carver and left paralyzed, miraculously walked again right before he attended the wedding. Joy all around!
9. Lucas and Nicole’s blackmail wedding.
How could Lucas Horton fans forget how sorry they felt for him when his mother, Kate, paid Nicole Walker $5 million to leave Eric Brady and marry her son? Kate was desperate to keep Lucas away from Sami. Talk about a meddling mothers. Nicole agreed and left Eric for Lucas but quickly came to make his life a living hell, driving Kate to wish that she never brought Nicole into their lives.
8. Melanie’s poisoned wedding comb.
When Vivian Alamain came back to town recently, she tried to exact revenge on Carly Manning for killing her nephew Lawrence. Vivian learned that Philip’s bride-to-be, Melanie Layton, was Carly’s long lost daughter with Daniel Jonas and set out to kill Melanie. She hesitated at first, because she loved her “son” Philip too much, but in the end, went through with her plan. She warmed up to Melanie so that Melanie would accept an early wedding gift from her – a beautiful but poisoned comb. Victor caught on to Vivian’s plans and secretly switched the comb with a non-poisoned one. When Vivian arrived at the wedding, she learned about the comb and went to plan two. She lured Melanie to a balcony where she planned to throw her off. Carly rushed to the wedding with a gun in hand and aimed at Vivian but accidentally shot Melanie instead, sending her into a coma. The poor girl didn’t even get to walk down the aisle!
7. Philip and Belle’s wedding crasher.
In 2005, Shawn Brady was separated from his girlfriend, Belle Black, when he was kidnapped by Jan Spears. Jan had taunted Shawn with images of Belle and Philip getting closer. When Shawn finally got away from Jan, he couldn’t find any other way to tell Belle he still loved her other than to crash her wedding – literally. Shawn smashed through the church’s stained-glass window on his motorcycle right when Belle and Philip were saying their vows to each other. If that doesn’t say “I love you, take me back,” I don’t know what does! Unfortunately for Shawn, Belle discovered she was pregnant with Philip’s child and couldn’t leave him. Shawn ruined the poor ruined stained-glass window and bike, all for nothing.
6. Stefano and Kate’s grim wedding.
This wedding was probably one of the most funny and entertaining ceremonies to witness as everyone but Stefano, including the bride, were calling it a sham of a marriage. Stefano managed to convince Kate to marry him in order for her to avoid prison for poisoning Chloe. Friends and foes, including Victor Kiriakis, attended the nuptials at Chez Rouge to add their sarcastic remarks about how Kate and Stefano deserved each other. The always-fashionable bride wore a bright red dress as she exchanged heartfelt wedding vows. The only truly happy guest, Victor, clapped alone when Kate and Stefano were pronounced husband and wife.
5. A killer of a wedding night.
After losing Victor and getting fired from Titan, a desperate Vivian met an old man named Jonesy who she believed to be filthy rich, and convinced him to marry her. Jonesy happily married her but died on their wedding night after they did the deed. Vivian inherited all of Jonesy’s riches until Stefano showed up to claim it all back – Jonesy had just been a cover! Eventually, Stefano used mind control to get Vivian to marry him and took all his treasures back.
4. Sami and EJ's gunshot weddings.
It seems like Sami Brady’s numerous weddings can easily make this top ten list. And because two of her weddings were to EJ DiMera, we can group them! In the first wedding in 2007, Sami sacrificed Lucas and her family in order to end the Brady – DiMera feud. After the root of the famous feud was finally revealed as an illicit love affair between Santo DiMera and Colleen Brady (who both had an uncanny resemblance to EJ and Sami), the deal was that Sami would have to marry EJ in order to secure peace for her family. She attended her wedding/funeral wearing black and right when they were announced husband and wife, EJ was shot. Needless to say he made it because at his second wedding to Sami three years later, Rafe stopped Sami and EJ’s wedding in time to tell Sami that EJ was behind Sydney’s kidnapping. Later that night, with Kate’s warnings that EJ would flee the country with her kids, Sami took matters in her own hands and shot EJ in the head! Poor EJ was shot at both his weddings to Sami. Any guesses as to what would happen if they ever get married in the future?
3. John and Marlena's back to reality wedding.
In 1997, John and Marlena were happily getting ready for their wedding ceremony when Kristen DiMera snapped them back to reality by bringing in a dying Roman Brady in a wheelchair. Roman had been presumed dead in South America on an ISA project. Sneering, Kristen played on Marlena’s guilt saying that she and John would be breaking a dying man’s heart if they married. John and Marlena decided to cancel their wedding for Roman’s health and Marlena pretended to be in love with Roman again. He later found out the truth and went into cardiac arrest but eventually stepped aside and let Marlena and John get married (a few more times).
2. Victor and Nicole’s “Whodunnit?” wedding.
What’s more memorable than a gold-digging young woman marrying a rich man thrice her age? A wedding with a clue-style murder mystery of course! And that’s the kind of wedding that Nicole Walker and Victor Kiriakis gave us back in the day. After Victor jealously broke up a flirtation between Nicole and Dr. Colin Murphy, he eventually convinced Nicole to marry him. By the time Victor and Nicole’s wedding rolled around, Colin had made many enemies, with Nicole being at the top of the list. Nicole and Victor were finally married in a New Year’s Eve wedding ceremony but Colin was murdered as they were exchanging vows. Their wedding quickly turned into an investigation into the “Who shot Colin?” mystery. Victor thought that Nicole was the shooter so he blackmailed Larry Welch into taking the fall for her. Eventually, Nicole broke Larry out of prison and hired him to murder her lawfully wedded husband. Poor Larry failed at killing Victor and died instead.
1. Sami and Franco's bloody wedding.
This is the infamous wedding where Sami was to marry Franco Kelley against her family’s wishes. Everyone told Sami that Franco just wanted her hand in marriage in order to obtain an American green card, but Sami didn’t believe them. She ended up discovering Franco shot dead right before they were married. When Sami passed out at the sight, Kate framed her to protect the real shooter, Lucas. Sami ended up in jail and eventually on death row for Franco’s murder, where she received her injection. Lucas finally confessed to shooting Franco, but by this point Sami was pretty much half-dead. Needless to say, she was resuscitated.
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