Long-running soap Neighbours has given fans a glimpse of gay couple David and Aaron’s upcoming same-sex wedding in a new video released online.
The couple got engaged in scenes that screened in May and the new video shows the characters celebrating before David and Aaron (played by Matt Wilson and Takaya Honda) walk down the aisle.
As the pair exchange vows, Aaron says, “I, Aaron James Brennan, choose to share my life with you, David Yoshi Tanaka.”
The show’s cast and crew filmed the scenes in late May, and at the time it was revealed comedian Magda Szubanski will take on the role of the couple’s eccentric celebrant, Jemima Davies-Smythe.
The nuptials will be Neighbours’ first ever same-sex wedding in the show’s 33-year history and will be the first legal same-sex wedding to appear on Australian television following the legalisation of marriage equality last December.
Earlier this year, Honda said of the big event, “When I started on the show, the head writer at the time pitched this [wedding] as the outcome of the relationship.
“Both [Matt] and I have been working hard to produce this really truthful, honest, real relationship that the audience will barrack for and I think we’re now in that place.
“With the story like ours which is representing a community like it is, we get messages where that reaction is so positive and powerful, it affects people in such a huge way. It’s a huge honour for us.”
The episode will screen in early September.