Popular local soapie Arendsvlei has had its very first gay wedding.
The characters Lee-Roy (Roberto Kyle) and Wesley (Craig Adriaanse) finally tied the knot in a beautiful ceremony outside Stellenbosch.
This young sweethearts have been creeping deep into viewers’ hearts since the first season of the kykNET & kie telenovela.
They have been through many struggles, including Lee-Roy’s battle with cancer, Wesley's suicide attempt and the battle with his sexuality.
Safta award-winning actor Roberto said the wedding was one of the highlights of his career.
“I think the wedding symbolises light in a world that still has a lot of darkness towards the queer community today,” Roberto shared.
“I will always cherish the experience and cannot wait to do it one day in my own life.”
Craig said Wesley and Lee-Roy’s relationship was a beautiful thing to witness over the past seasons.
“Representing a community whose stories have been pushed under the rug for a very long time was the highlight for me. Love always wins,” Craig shared.
The wedding was shot over two days outside Stellenbosch.
Tarryn Josephs, the publicity manager for the series, added: “The production team had about a month-and-a-half to plan the wedding. We really wanted it to be special for the couple.
“Something timeless and simple, yet elegant.
“We wanted to give them a wedding that is genuine to themselves and their family.
“It was a day full of love and just like a fairytale.”
The reception will air on Wednesday’s episode.
Arendsvlei is on every Monday to Thursday at 7.30pm on DStv channel 145.