Yes to the dresses!
OVER THE COURSE OF FOUR DECADES, Marlena HAS WORN ENOUGH BRIDAL GOWNS TO STOCK A BOUTIQUE!
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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