Yes to the dresses!


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NOVEM­BER 1978: The one that Donna dirt­ied Clad in clas­sic white to marry DON (Jed Al­lan), MAR­LENA can­celled the cer­e­mony when Don’s jeal­ous daugh­ter DONNA (Tracey Breg­man) in­ter­rupted the wed­ding and threat­ened to jump off a ho­tel roof! As you do! MARCH 1979: The one for the do-over with Don Re­lieved that DON re­cov­ered from his fall sav­ing DONNA, MAR­LENA opted this time for a full-length gown, com­plete with train, lacy, scal­lop-edged short sleeves and tulle-cov­ered hat, para­sol and gloves to match to fi­nally be­come MRS CRAIG. Con­grats! FE­BRU­ARY 1983: The one that helped evade a sniper! STE­FANO (Joseph Mas­colo) sent an as­sas­sin to gun down the groom in church... but EU­GENE (John De Lan­cie) saved the day, and MAR­LENA (and her floor-length satin dress) es­caped un­scathed to tie the knot with RO­MAN (then played by Wayne Northrop)! APRIL 1984: The one for the fake wed­ding It was Black Fri­day but MAR­LENA, preg­nant with a “dead” RO­MAN’s twins, opted for ca­sual, checked pur­ple as a well-mean­ing TOM (McDon­ald Carey) and ALICE (Frances Reid), be­liev­ing EU­GENE was the ba­bies’ father, per­suaded Mar­lena to hur­riedly marry him. NOVEM­BER 1986: The one with the huge head­dress Be­liev­ing that JOHN was a very-much-alive RO­MAN (Drake Ho­gestyn), MAR­LENA re­newed their vows in a quite tra­di­tional 1980s fit­ted sheath

and elab­o­rately trimmed jacket com­plete with head­wear that de­fied height re­stric­tions and was a risk near air­ports! July 1997: the one that wasn’t sunny Wear­ing short, sum­mery, ca­nary yel­low, mar­lEna’s hopes of mar­ry­ing John were dashed when kris­tEn ar­rived with a wheelchair­bound and pre­sumed-dead ro­man (Josh Tay­lor) who was ac­tu­ally suf­fer­ing from a fa­tal ill­ness! novEm­bEr 1997: the one to save Ro­man Giv­ing ro­man the will to live while John searched for a cure, mar­lEna se­lected a con­ser­va­tive, busi­ness-like skirt and jacket for the event, in­ter­rupted mid-vows. July 1999: the one that be­came a Bar­bie doll... Light blue satin with a train of metal­lic net was in or­der as mar­lEna and John wed of­fi­cially for the first time, with Mat­tel Toys later minia­tur­is­ing Mar­lena and her gown into a Bar­bie doll and putting them on sale! Hello dolly! march 2002: the one that hon­oured Shake­speare In Ve­gas for sami and austin’s (Austin Peck) wed­ding, mar­lEna (and John) chose au­then­tic El­iz­a­bethan cos­tumes to re­new their love sen­ti­men­tally. July 2005: the one that hated the stairs Preg­nant in her fifties af­ter hav­ing sex in a cas­tle with ro­man, mar­lEna was re­new­ing her vows with John when the truth came out and the guys’ sub­se­quent fist fight caused Mar­lena to trip on her vo­lu­mi­nous cream-coloured meringue, fall down the stair­case and mis­carry the baby! april 2006: the one that Alex sul­lied Dis­cov­er­ing that she’d ac­quired a hus­band dur­ing the years she was thought dead, am­ne­siac mar­lEna suf­fered through an­other wed­ding to in­sane psy­chi­a­trist alEx north – who forced her to wear a replica of her 1999 gown to tor­ment John! dE­cEm­bEr 2006: the one for the Ital­ian sur­prise Off-the-shoul­der royal blue un­der the cover of dark­ness per­fectly ac­cen­tu­ated mar­lEna’s wed­ding to John in Italy – but the unan­nounced en­trance of a mad­man wasn’t ideal! Jan­uary 2009: the one that meant the most mar­lEna’s choice of at­tire was the least of her wor­ries for her hospi­tal bed­side wed­ding with John, who had been com­pletely paral­ysed by a de­mented psy­chi­a­trist!



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