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DAYS Elani Wedding (Photos): What Did You Think Of The Nuptials?

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This week on Days of our Lives saw the first African-American couple to be married on-screen in the 54-year history of Days of our Lives.  Now while Lani (Sal Stowers) and Eli (Lamon Archey) tried before in a previous ceremony, this one did the job … they are now officially husband and wife!

The ceremony was attended by Lani’s dad, Abe Reynolds (James Reynolds), her mother Tamara Price (Marily McCoo), Billy Davis Jr.  as a former FBI mentor to Eli, Julie (Susan Seaforth Hayes) – it was her restaurant after all and she is Eli’s grandmother.  Dr. Marlena Evans (Deidre Hall) presided over the ceremony.

There were some unwelcome guests at the ceremony as well; leading the bride to question, are we doomed?  Why does this keep happening to us everytime we tried to get hitch!

However, fate was on Lani and Eli’s side this day, as even Gabi (Camila Banus) with her antics, and a shocking arrival from Vivian Alamain (Louise Sorel), couldn’t rain on this day.  Vivian even tried to shoot the bride, but thanks to Rafe (Galen Gering) saving the day and armed with news that her son Stefan (Brandon Barash) could be alive; he informs Viv firmly that she would be killing someone for the wrong reason, even though Vivian is in disbelief that her son is alive.  Next, she is whisked out of the ceremony.

Lani still feeling rattled by all the wedding interruptus gets a sign she should marry the man she loves; when her mother, who needed to go lie down earlier, as she was feeling faint, was able to show back up just in time to restart the wedding.

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During the ceremony, Eli mentions the loss of little David Abraham and the struggles they went through, but how in the end it brought then closer together.  After the rings are exchanged and they are pronounced man and wife, the newlyweds “jump the broom” a wonderful tradition and a symbol of African-American heritage, where the sweeping of the broom signifies sweeping away all the bad energy.  After they sweep the broom, Elani jumps over it.

In a behind-the-scenes of the wedding segment released this week on the DOOL app, Sal Stowers and Lamon Archey talk about the inclusion of the ‘jump the broom’ moment in the episode, and how they suggested the idea to DAYS Co-EP Albert Alaar, and how  it was written into the episode.

So, what did you think of Lani and Eli’s wedding? Did you enjoy it? Let us know via the comment section below, but first check out this wedding photo gallery of the big day!

Photo Credit: JPI Studios

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Marilyn McCoo
Louise Sorel

Lamon & Sal : TWO HOT

Jamesis MY Man he’s so stoic, so solid, LOVED, absolutely he’s refined, he built character

@DAYS : simply put; NEEDS, to bring back as recurring… perhaps as chief of staff, Valerie.

geez: I haven’t been so excited for romance, love, and it just rings up w/Eric N Stacey. WOW

I keep starring in Galen “EYE” not wanting to forget , who would? YIKES the smolder . FIRE!

How can any one not say … @DAYS is doing things…. IMAGINATION TAKE; WITH HEART

Patrick
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Patrick

more than any thing… I loved the visit with these newly crowned BFF. Lani N Kristen ! as they shared in each other joy…. “why aren’t you jumping up and down… with your pregnancy” oh god… the angst , the heart, the cling on to. knowing she had already miscarried … PLUS wanting her wedding to go off without a hitch. watching Lani confide in Kristen… their lives oh god.. Eric Martsolf , IS AN ACTOR … and a DAMNED GOOD ONE ! as he spied, felt Kristen presence … Kristen replete in Nun… turns the look , on Brady… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

I HAVE TO ADD : proof positive…REAL REEL’ing w/Olivia Rose Keegan. Yeah

it’s delight again… watching Claire MIXING Salem’ite . knowing she won, she deserved an EMMY. I acknowledge how much FUN it is to watch her bravura … no matter that she’s “misunderstood” she may be foot first.. then mindsets

WE LOVE YOU CLAIRE !

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The other Lis

Storywise, the show appears to be in a good place. Eli, Lani, Gabbi, Rafe, Will, Chad, Abigail, Claire and Sonny. They have finally realized the 80’s are over and started making its younger cast more visible although I’d watch Julie and Steve read a phone book. Can’t they come up with a comic storyline for Julie, Vivian and Maggie. Let them play detective. Now if only they’dump the back from the dead storylines, bring back David Banning and Nurse Ann they might have a chance.

Satan
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Satan

“Now if only they’dump the back from the dead storylines, bring back David Banning” Uh, you know you just contradicted yourself, right?? Of course the death of David Banning was never seen on screen, so it could be explained away without Rolf Zombie Serum, or brain chips or any other such nonsense. But it would still be a “back from the dead” story. Aside from that, I don’t think they know what age to make David Banning anymore. He was born on screen in the early 70s, SORASed early, and while he was offscreen, his own son Scotty was also… Read more »

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Tina

I loved Kristen visiting Lani & if truth be told I think those two have more chemistry than the bride & groom. Loved the actual vows & jumping of the broom.
Didn’t like the ridiculous interruptions & spotty acting at times. Also, budget is so bad they can’t afford to do right by these weddings. This being first black on screen wedding in Days history should have been on the scale of Angie/Jessie at AMC all those years ago.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

What’s to say? Just another wedding fiasco as par for the course on Days. God forbid they should give us something to enjoy! Now we have to see two more, and Will ordained as officiant, stupid and silly.

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These two characters have really grown on me. I think they are in a dead heat with Ben and Ciara as to which couple is more risque (with their constant amorous adventures). That being said, the wedding shenanigans were way over the top! And not in a good way… But bonus points for including Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr! I don’t know their history, if any, with this show, but they are legendary recording artists. Google them if you don’t know. I saw them in concert just a few years ago, and they were still quite entertaining. They were… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

FUN READ: ^^^ “…their constant amorous adventures ” yeah, it’s always a “doozy” when that RIGHT one reels. think Brady, Eric, Chad, oh and Kristen, Nicole, Abs… well you know with production CHANGE coming soon. B&B can have their blow up and love interest “stand-in” @DAYS fan have imagination. you’ll have to listen to Ron C. talk with Steve and Kayla. he’s like characters will have to voice: ” I want a big kisseroo smooch smooch” camera fades it’s an important trigger… impulse, no? they are all so good looking I’ve already posted that Ciera and Ben PLUS Gabs… CAN… Read more »

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Jamesj75

Thanks for your reply, Patrick! I noticed it because I purposely looked at this page again. I did not get an email, notifying me that I had a reply. I am no longer receiving those helpful emails about a post I made or a reply to a post I made. Is that happening with everyone?!?!

I’ve mentioned before that I thoroughly enjoy your posts — and that continues — but it’s great to engage with you here.

I agree with all your points. Glad you are also a Fifth Dimension/Marilyn McCoo fan!

Best to you, Friend!

Patrick
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Patrick

correct on the NO MORE; e-mail notification (s)

along with having to put your “name” and “EMAIL” .. thankfully that’s just a right click on bar.

I miss the edit button

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

Thanks for letting me know it’s not only me, Patrick.

I meant to add earlier (no edit button) that I am so with you when it comes to Kristen and Brady. Always enjoyable. As is reading your posts!

Michelle
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Michelle

I absolutely love the dress!! Anyone know where can I finded it?!

Siouxzq
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Siouxzq

Wedding ceremony was beautiful. Dress was awful. Did not show off true beauty of Lani. Showed awful on TV

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Kassie DePaiva Back as Eve on DAYS; What Did You Think of the Shocking Reveal?

If you caught Wednesdays’s episode of Days of our Lives, you know that Ben’s (Rob Scott Wilson) captor was revealed.  After many theories by fans on social media since Ben and Ciara’s (Victoria Konefal) wedding literally blew up in their faces, with Ben being kidnapped, it all came down to this moment.

Then, in a great entrance; soap veteran Kassie DePaiva made a return to the NBC soap opera as Eve Donovan, the woman behind the kidnapping.

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It all goes down in a warehouse (somewhere yet to be determined to the audience)  where we see Ben strapped to a chair and man dressed in black coming into the room where he is being held introducing himself as Vincent played by actor Michael Teh.

Vincent tells Ben he blew up his wedding and was paid to do so by his employer.   The henchmen also notes that said employer is also the same person who sent the other wedding gift- that was the one that Ben thought Clyde (James Read) to be behind.

Ben wants to be released but Vincent takes a baton and strikes Ben’s leg as he yelps in pain, and then, lo and behold, from the doorway we hear, “That’s enough Vincent.”

Just then, Eve says she will ‘take it from here’ as Ben watches her in shock.  What will Eve’s next move be?  Has she snapped?  Is this payback for what Ben did for murdering her daughter, Paige?  Is Eve working with someone else for money as well to harm Ben and Ciara?

DePaiva tweeted on her return: “I’m baacckk!@nbcdays watch out Ben!”

Share your thoughts and theories on the return of Kassie DePaiva as Eve Donovan on DAYS; Did you think she was behind the bomb? Let us know  via the comment section below.   

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Greg Vaughan Shares Heartfelt Message On His Days Exit: “It’s With Love, Laughter & Tears Of Joy I Leave You.”

It’s been a rough few weeks for Days of our Lives fans with announcements and news of several key departures of the long-running NBC soap opera.  One of which was its Daytime Emmy-winning star, Greg Vaughan (Eric) revealing during an episode of GH’s Steve Burton and Bradford Anderson’s podcast, That’s Awesome that he was wrapped up his time at DAYS.

Now in a follow-up on Sunday, in his own words, Vaughan took to his Instagram account to share this emotions and thoughts on his departure he has called home since taking over the role of Eric Brady back in 2012.

Greg expressed: “It’s with love, laughter & tears of joy I leave you. I believe all things in our life’s path are meant to cross! When I joined the show, I made a list of what I hoped to achieve or give on this journey: my commitment, cherish the friendships & leave an impact! As DOOL continues, as a fan I know it will carry on & rise above it all! My unsung hero, Casting Director – Marnie for her love & passion, craft & commitment you give everyday to the show! I thank you Mr. Corday for your continuous love, dedication & allowing me to be apart of your DOOL’s family legacy! A remarkable Cast & Crew that whole heartedly makes this family soooo beautiful and why I LOVE YOU!!! The best for last, the generations of FANS around the WORLD!!! You make all that we do so rewarding, allowing my dreams to have a greater purpose!!! I THANK YOU & I LOVE YOU”

No final airdate has been given as to when Vaughan’s last episode will air, but as fans know DAYS has episodes in the bank till October.

Vaughan had been begun filming new episodes of the new season of OWN’s Queen Sugar, when production shutdown due to COVID-19,

So, what did you think of Greg’s message to the cast, crew, producers and fans of Days of our Lives? Will you miss him as Eric? Comment below.

 

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It’s with love, laughter & tears of joy I leave you. I believe all things in our life’s path are meant to cross! When I joined the show, I made a list of what I hoped to achieve or give on this journey: my commitment, cherish the friendships & leave an impact! As DOOL continues, as a fan I know it will carry on & rise above it all! My unsung hero, Casting Director – Marnie for her love & passion, craft & commitment you give everyday to the show! I thank you Mr. Corday for your continuous love, dedication & allowing me to be apart of your DOOL’s family legacy! A remarkable Cast & Crew that whole heartedly makes this family soooo beautiful and why I LOVE YOU!!! The best for last, the generations of FANS around the WORLD!!! You make all that we do so rewarding, allowing my dreams to have a greater purpose!!! I THANK YOU & I LOVE YOU ❤️ 🙏🏻 ❤️

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Victoria Konefal Confirms Her Exit From Days of our Lives

As the rumors circulated they were today proven true.  Victoria Konefal (Ciara) has left Days of our Lives as a full-time cast member with the long-running NBC soap opera.

In a statement to Deadline, Konefal shared: “I cherish every moment I have spent working on Days of Our Lives. It is an honor and a privilege to work in an environment filled with so much talent and passion in every direction. The experience and knowledge I’ve accumulated over the past three years is irreplaceable, and I’m forever grateful for it. I would love the opportunity to continue working with my castmates in the future, but at this time I will not be returning as a full-time cast member. To the cast and crew, it was an absolute pleasure working with you. To the loving and unwaveringly supportive fans, thank you. Thank you for joining me on my journey of finding Ciara Brady. It was a beautiful one. Cheers to some of the best days of my life.”

However with that statement, it does appear Konefal has left the door open for her to return as Ciara in a guest-star type of appearance or in a arc of a storyline- time will tell just how that pans out.

Konefal joined the show as the new Ciara Brady back in 2017, and became popular as part of the tortured duo known as “Cin’ along with Rob Scott Wilson (Ben) who’s on-screen nuptials aired this week on the show.

Since Days taped so far ahead of air before the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown and has episodes through Mid-October in the can, it would appear Konefal would make her on-screen exit during that time, since she will not be returning to the series, when it begins production again, which is projected to start on September 1st.

Konefal joins the list of departures since the beginning of this year which now include: Casey Moss, Chandler Massey, Freddie Smith, Galen Gering, Greg Vaughan and Kristian Alfonso.

So, sad to see Victotia exit as Ciara? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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