PHOTOS: ‘Arendsvlei’ breaks ba

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PHOTOS: ‘Arendsvlei’ breaks barriers with very first gay wedding

It’s the event of the year for some, a proud moment for others and a symbol of hope for most. It’s kykNET & kie’s popular telenovela ‘Arendsvlei’s, very first gay wedding!

PHOTOS: ‘Arendsvlei’ breaks ba

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The beloved couple Lee-Roy (Roberto Kyle) and Wesley (Craig Adriaanse), finally tied the knot in a beautiful ceremony outside of Stellenbosch in kykNET & kie’s popular telenovela Arendsvlei. And they once again showed that love wins time and time again.

This young couple has been creeping deep into viewers’ hearts since the first season. They have been through many struggles, including Lee-Roy’s battle with cancer, Wesley’s suicide attempt and the battle with his sexuality.

But one thing is for sure, they will always have each other’s backs!

The Safta award-winning actor Roberto Kyle says the wedding is one of the highlights of his career.

“I think the wedding symbolizes light in a world that still has a lot of darkness towards the queer community today. I will always cherish the experience and cannot wait to do it one day in my own life,” says Roberto.

Craig Adriaanse says 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,” says Craig.

The wedding was shot over two days outside of Stellenbosch.

“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 fairy tale,” says Tarryn Josephs, publicity manager of the telenovela.

The festivities aren’t over yet! The reception will air in tonight’s episode and promises more breath-taking moments to celebrate.

Catch Arendsvlei every Monday to Thursday at 19:30 on kykNET & kie, DStv channel 145.