The Bold and the Beautiful: Hope and Liam’s “Weddings”
Hope and Liam have made it to the altar many times – three times in the last year - and each time something has intervened to prevent their nuptials or rendered them invalid.
Hope and Liam’s wedding plans have ALWAYS been fraught with complications. Whether it’s Liam wanting to bring forward the wedding date so that he and Hope could be “together” or Bill Spencer delivering long lost father’s to the brides room minutes before she’s due to leave for the church, nothing has ever gone to plan with one of Hope and Liam’s wedding attempts.
With Brooke planning a fourth wedding attempt – a surprise elopement officiated over by the same priest who performed their Italian wedding, we thought it time we did a review of each wedding attempt before deciding whether this latest Brooke elopement plan will stick.
Hope and Liam Wedding No. 1
After Bill’s manipulations of Steffy’s medical records in Cabo came to light, Liam dumped his wife and re-committed himself to Hope. Hope, needless to say was ecstatic, and not wanting to keep Liam “waiting” any longer hurriedly organized an immediate wedding. All this was based on the assumption that Liam’s current wife, Steffy, would sign the annulment papers.
She didn’t. But Liam didn’t have to courage to tell Hope that until her mother’s home was ready for the wedding and she and Liam were standing before the preacher.
When Liam did tell his intended, Hope went off. She tore out of the house and headed straight to Taylor’s place, where Steffy was staying.
Over at Taylor’s, Thorne had arranged a Valentine’s Day delivery of a chocolate fountain for his Valentine, Taylor. That romance was pretty much played out off screen. Steffy and Hope argued. Surprise. And Hope lost it. The order of events is a little hazy but Steffy and Hope ended up in a catfight. Chocolate from the chocolate fountain was hurled, pretty much destroying Hope’s wedding gown number 1.
The upshot ended up being that Steffy would not annul her marriage. She would give Liam a divorce, with a six month waiting period, but she wouldn’t pretend her marriage to Liam never happened.
Hope and Liam Wedding No, 2 – Italy
Liam and Steffy’s divorce was finalized. And Brooke wasted no time in organizing an Italian wedding for Hope and Liam. What no one counted on was Bill being so set against a Hope and Liam union that he bribed a prison warden to ensure Deacon Sharpe, Hope’s biological father’s, release from a Genoa City prison.
The price of Deacon’s freedom six years early? Deacon had to prevent Hope from making it to the church on time. Which he did. But the wedding went ahead. Late. But it went ahead. Of course during the delay Liam reunited with Steffy albeit briefly.
That reunion was caught on video. A video that, Brooke, Ridge and eventually Hope would get hold of.
Hope caught an eyeful of how much more than “kissing” transpired during her wedding delay at the same time that Liam learned that their wedding wasn’t legal in the US and they would have to go to town hall to sign some papers to legalize their Italian nuptials in the US.
Angry and humiliated, Hope refused.
Always the Groom Never a Husband!
Hope and Liam Wedding No. 3 – The Forrester’s Mansion
Hope eventually calmed down and told Liam she needed to purge the bad memories associated with Italy from the memory by having a new wedding. Hope and Brooke convinced Stephanie to host the shindig.
While Hope was in full Wedding planning mode, Liam was celebrating his last day as a bachelor with Steffy touring LA and then on to the local LA club scene.
On what should have been the eve of their wedding, Hope and Liam had a quiet romantic dinner planned at the Malibu cliff house. Liam was waiting for Hope when he received a call from Hope. She couldn’t make it.
Determined not to let Hope standing him up ruin his last night of freedom, Liam went to the same club again and found Steffy. Again they partied the night away and slept poolside at the hotel where the club was located. The DJ was Ricks buddy from Aspen, Othello.
Steffy delivered Liam to the Forrester mansion the following morning sporting a new hairdo and a temporary neck tattoo. Liam was horrified when Hope dumped him. His new image was only part of the problem Hope told Liam. The bigger problem was that once again, when Hope was unavailable to him, Liam went after Steffy. Hope decided she deserved better and Hope and Liam broke up – again.
When it looked like Hope might forgive Liam, big brother, Rick, interfered and had Othello the DJ tell Hope that Liam and Steffy had been “all over each other” at the club the night before her wedding. That was enough to cement Hope’s resolve to stay away from Liam.
How did Liam learn about his and Steffy's Baby?
In the middle of the elopement wedding ceremony - of course. Read how it happened!
Hope and Liam Wedding No. 4. – Brooke’s Surprise Elopement at the Malibu Cliff House
Newly single, Liam did what Liam has always done. He turned to Steffy and the two reunited. Steffy moved back into the Malibu house and for a while life looked good for Liam and Steffy.
But, Hope learned two important things. First that Rick had lied about what Othello had witnessed at the club the night before Hope and Liam’s last wedding attempt. Hope told Liam about her brother’s lie and that she wanted Liam back. Steffy be damned.
Then after a conversation with Dayzee, Hope realized that Bill Spencer had been responsible for sabotaging her Italian wedding. Now Hope was determined to have the life she and Liam should have had, if not for everyone’s interference. There was nothing stopping them, Hope reasoned to Liam. Liam didn’t have any real ties to Steffy. All they had to do was move Steffy out.
Liam did ask Steffy to move out, but so he could have some space to make his choice. Who would he chose this time?
Brooke saw this as Liam’s choice already been made. With Steffy moved out the road was clear for Hope to reclaim her life. So Brooke set about organizing an elaborate recreation of Hope and Liam’s Italian wedding as a surprise elopement at the cliff house.
What will go wrong?
The only problem is there is now a new piece to the puzzle. Steffy is pregnant. With Liam’s baby. A fact that Liam and Hope are as yet unaware of.
Will the baby bombshell be dropped at Hope and Liam’s next wedding attempt? We believe so. And Liam being Liam will use this new piece of information to stall on making yet another decision. Or will a baby weaken Hope’s resolve to be with Liam? It did when they thought Amber’s baby was Liam’s, for a while anyway.
Either way, there will be no Hope and Liam wedding this week. So now we wait for Hope and Liam Wedding No. 5….
The end of Wedding No. 5
Steffy caved in to Quinn's pressure to return to Los Angeles and tell Liam that she can now have children. Quinn convinced Steffy that Liam deserved to know and that Steffy's ability to have children was a game changer.
Steffy turned up at the cabin where Liam was getting ready for his wedding and told him her miraculous news. Liam was glad to see Steffy was back to her old self. The days and weeks after losing the baby and when she left Los Angeles she was so depressed.
Steffy told Liam she never stopped loving him and that the ONLY reason she gave him to Hope was because she could give Liam the family he so wanted so badly. Steffy told him that wasn't the case anymore.
Liam caught Steffy's drift and told Steffy that she would have babies - just not with him. He was committed to Hope.
But thanks to Quinn, Hope was at the cabin and witnessing the tender moments as Liam shared Steffy's joy and comforted Steffy after telling Steffy that the motorcycle accident and losing the baby broke them.
Hope didn't stay around long enough to hear why Steffy was present on her wedding day. She got dressed in jeans, boots and a sparkly sweater and high tailed it to the airport where Hope told Quinn she wasn't fired anymore and Wyatt that they were going to Hawaii!
Liam goes to Hawaii after Hope!
Hope left Liam at the altar and ran way to Hawaii - with his brother - Wyatt! What happened when Liam followed Hope to Hawaii?
Hope and Liam Wedding Attempt - No.5
December 2013 sees Liam, inspired by what Aly Forrester said to him, deliver Hope an ultimatum. Enough is enough, he decided and told Hope that he has demonstrated his commitment to her and all she had done is play games (with his half brother Wyatt!)
Liam wanted Hope to marry him immediately. Liam also demanded that Hope remove the influences of Wyatt and his mother Quinn from their relationship but ending the contract tying their jewelry company to Forrester Creations.
Liam asked Hope if she had any reason not to marry him. Hope said she didn't and agreed to marry Liam immediately, despite that the proposal came delivered as an ultimatum. She had no reservations about them as a couple , but she did have reservation about dumping Wyatt and Quinn at Forrester Creations.
Liam, however, was adamant that point was not negotiable, so Hope headed to her prearranged dinner with Wyatt and told him she couldn't see him anymore, personally or professionally....Wyatt was dumped from Hope's life and Forrester Creations.
But spoilers are indicating that Hope and Liam's wedding scheduled to occur before Christmas at Hope's mother's house will not be without incidence.
Especially since Steffy is slated to return to town. Look for Liam to be right about Quinn's interference. Quinn convinces Steffy that there is still room for her to have a future with Liam - especially since Dr. Caspary features in Steffy's return to town (is Steffy not so infertile after all?)
Update: Its true! Steffy can have children now thanks to procedures she underwent while away in Paris!
Steffy and Liam are together on his wedding day to Hope. And just like Hope's other wedding days we can expect that Steffy's presence will cause Hope once again to question if she is second fiddle to Steffy.
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