As debonair Doug Williams, Days of our Lives actor Bill Hayes has taken part in a few memorable weddings over the years! Now, Hayes has officiated the real-life ceremony of a couple very near and dear to his heart.
Bill Hayes Officiates The Wedding Of His Grandson
“On January 16, we enjoyed participating in the intimate family wedding of our grandson David Samuel and the beautiful Amy Shpall,” Bill Hayes (Doug Williams) joyfully posted on Instagram. Check out the post below, which contains a slideshow of photos and videos of the big day. Hayes was able to officiate the marriage as he is now an ordained minister of the Universal Life Church. The blessed event took place at Tony Duquette’s famous Dawnridge Estate in Beverly Hills.
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There were about 20 guests, which included, of course, Hayes’ wife, Susan Seaforth Hayes (Julie Williams). In addition to attending the emotional ceremony, guests were entertained by a magician, a fire dancer, a gospel choir, and a barbershop quartet! At the reception dinner, Hayes joined them in singing ‘Coney Island Baby.’
It was, Hayes says, “A thrilling occasion awash in love and music, perfect for David and Amy – and all of us, too! #DavidandAmy #BillandSusan #SecretsofSoapOperaLovers.” If any couple knows about romance, it’s certainly Bill and Susan Seaforth Hayes. The couple met on the show in 1970 after Hayes joined the show and was soon paired with Seaforth Hayes’s Julie.
The couple wed in real-life in 1974 and Doug and Julie got hitched on the show in 1976 and again in 1980 after Doug got his divorce from Lee Dumonde. The couple wed a third time off-camera after Doug and Julie reunited in Europe in 1993.
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You can check out Bill Hayes and Susan Seaforth Hayes’s latest endeavor Secrets of Soap Opera Lovers by clicking here. DAYS pals chimed in with supportive messages on Bill and Susan’s post. “How wonderful,” enthused Martha Madison (Belle Black Brady). Former DAYS writer Beth Milstein wrote, “Love it!! So happy for the beautiful couple and that Bill got to marry them!” The groom, David Samuel, posted, “Best Minister Ever! We ❤️ you Grandpa & Grandma!”
Soap Hub sends congratulations and best wishes to the happy couple! Days of our Lives (DOOL) airs weekdays on NBC. Check your local listings for airtimes. For more about what’s coming up in Salem, check out all the latest that’s been posted on DAYS spoilers, and for an in-depth look at the show’s history, click here.
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