Finally… Bo and Hope Get Remarried
DAYS of our Lives viewers have a huge Holiday treat in store this week. For the last five years, fans have clamored for one thing, that Bo and Hope get married.
Now, "We're finally giving them what they want," says actor Peter Reckell, who plays Bo.
"Bo and Hope are getting married again."
And what a wedding! It's romantic, sentimental, funny, and it finishes with a shocking ending.
Some background: Bo and Hope have been in love for 17 years. They were married in the past but, through some misunderstandings, that marriage was annulled. Now they get to take their vows again.
First, though, they almost don't make it to the altar.
On her way to the church, Hope, played by Kristian Alfonso gets a craving and stops for a hamburger. Oops! She gets ketchup all over her white silk wedding gown and, somehow, her hair gets blown apart.
At that point, "It looks like we're going to have to postpone the wedding," Reckell sighs.
"But [with] the magic of friends and family, Hope gets cleaned up quickly," Alfonso laughs.
Actually, it was the magic of "Days" costume designer Richard Bloore. He made two gowns - one for the ketchup and one perfect gown for the ceremony.
"When I saw Kristian walking down the aisle, I was overwhelmed by her beauty," Reckell says. "I'm like the kid who pretends he's Superman; he really believes he can fly. It's the same with me. I'm looking down the aisle at this beautiful woman Bo has loved, and that's exactly what I'm feeling."
"The fans have been so patient over the years," Alfonso says. "I hope they enjoy the wedding as much as we enjoyed doing it."
Among the sweet touches: Hope and Bo wrote their own vows for their first wedding all those years ago, and now Hope repeats some of those vows.
"Hope says she didn't believe it was possible to love Bo more than she did back then," Alfonso says. "But now, with everything they've been through together, their love is stronger than ever."
At the wedding reception, Bo and Hope share a dance. "It's beautiful," Reckell says. Alfonso agrees: "It's the best thing about the wedding. They don't need any words. You can see the love they feel for one another."
It's an impossibly romantic wedding. There are sentimental toasts, there's some humor as the bride and groom cut the wedding cake - there's even an Irish jig. The reception is at their home, which is next to a canal. The water has frozen over, and some of the guests are ice-skating just outside. It looks like a scene out of Currier and Ives.
Suddenly, in the midst of all this joy comes a big shock. There's a bloodcurdling scream from one of the ice skaters. – Albawaba.com.
© 2000 Al Bawaba (www.albawaba.com)