40% of the votes - Ridge and Brooke, 1994 (then-Ronn Moss and Katherine Kelly Lang): The wedding (their first of many!) of B&B’s premier soul mates was over seven years in the making. In a spectacular beachside setting at Point Dume in Malibu, California, the star-crossed lovers tied the knot in front of family and friends. Trumpeters on the bluff announced the arrival of the bride, who rode in on horseback past life-sized sand castles. The day wasn’t without its share of drama, though. The entire congregation was on edge, wondering if Stephanie would object, as her contempt for Brooke was legendary. And half-way across the globe, Ridge’s presumed-dead wife, Taylor, was desperately attempting to escape the clutches of her captor, Prince Omar. But the “I do’s” were a go and after, the newlyweds took a sunset stroll along the beach.
19% of the votes - Ridge and Caroline, 1990 (Moss and Joanna Johnson): After their first engagement ended in 1987, Ridge and Caroline finally wed three years later under a beautiful gazebo festooned with flowers at the Gilmore Estate in Los Angeles. Stephanie was appalled when Brooke showed up uninvited before the ceremony got underway (“This is pathetic, Brooke!” huffed the mother of the groom), but there were no other hitches. When it was showtime, a classical guitar trio welcomed the groom, and Ridge was dazzled when he got his first glimpse of Caroline, who was decked out in a champagne-colored gown with a 10-foot train. Eric handed them their rings and the couple wed without incident. As Ridge kissed his bride, white doves flew across the sky.
18% of the votes - Liam and Hope (Scott Clifton and then-Kim Matula): The seaside village of Puglia, Italy, was the site of this couple’s June wedding, but their troubles from back home followed them abroad. The groom’s father, Bill, who disapproved of Hope, secretly had her dad, Deacon, sprung from jail and brought to Italy to make the bride late to her own wedding. Hope hitchhiked and rode in the back of a truck to get there but when she arrived, Liam was gone, believing Hope left him at the altar. At the hotel, he and Steffy shared a kiss, which was accidentally captured on tape, but when Hope returned and explained what happened, the couple regrouped and the wedding proceeded. A dejected Steffy couldn’t bring herself to attend, and while viewing from afar, slipped and fell into the Adriatic Sea. The townspeople gathered to witness the nups, then serenaded the happy couple with the Italian classic “Volare”.
17% of the votes - Liam and Steffy (Clifton and Jacqueline MacInnes Wood): For their third wedding, Steffy and Liam pledged their troth in front of the iconic Sydney Opera House in Australia. The unsinkable Steffy made a memorable entrance (and surprised her groom) by zip-lining into the scenic outdoor ceremony, landing at the top of the aisle. Bill and Ridge both spoke during the service, offering advice and sharing tender words about their beloved off-spring. Reverend Harris invited Liam and Steffy to join hands and say their vows, and once pronounced husband and wife, Steffy squealed with joy, and Liam dipped her, then kissed his bride as the guests applauded. Everyone then boarded a boat to a nearby beach, where they were greeted by aboriginal dancers, to drink and dance the night away.
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6% of the votes - Rick and Maya (Jacob Young and Karla Mosley): August bride Maya was thrilled to be tying the knot with the love of her life, Rick, in the presence of her family, including stubborn father Julius, who had shunned her for being transgender. But just before the nups were set to begin in the Forrester living room, Maya overheard Julius decrying the event as “sick” and “not natural”, and she was heartbroken. Sister/maid of honor Nicole got the wedding back on track with a heartfelt pep talk (“This is your moment, not Dad’s”), but at the altar, Maya couldn’t bring herself to continue with a dark cloud hanging over the joyful day. She paused the ceremony to confront her father, and her mother, Vivienne, joined her in standing up to him — and invited him to leave. Once Julius was gone, Rick and Maya happily wed, surrounded by nothing but supportive guests.