Neighbours: Aaron and David’s wedding day arrives! The big day in pictures

The soap makes history with Australian TV's first gay wedding

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Neighbours couple Aaron Brennan and David Tanaka finally tie the knot on Monday 3 September, a truly historic occasion, as it’s the first gay wedding in Australian TV history following the legalisation of same-sex marriage in the country last year.

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The Erinsborough families gather for the occasion, but there’s drama as Aaron is unable to walk due to a back injury, plus he’s fallen out with future father-in-law Paul Robinson, not to mention a last-minute celebrant replacement turning out to be Karl Kennedy’s long-lost sister!

But the ceremony goes ahead and there’s not a dry eye in the house… Matt Wilson, aka Aaron, says: “We are ecstatic to be part of a huge moment and it stands alone as the highlight of my career.” Co-star Takaya Honda, fellow groom David, adds: “It is a privilege to be part of a historic moment in Australian television. David’s story has given me a great sense of pride, and now he’s marrying the man of his dreams.” Here’s our picture special of the big day for all you romantics out there…

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Siblings Mark and Chloe help their struggling brother out of his wheelchair so he can walk down the aisle.

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Proud mum Fay gives her son away.

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Ramsay Street legend Paul Robinson beams with pride as he watches son David tie the knot.

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Lovestruck David puts a ring on it and makes an honest man of Aaron.

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The grooms say their vows in front of eccentric celebrant Jemima Davies-Smythe, played by guest star Magda Szubanski, star of Kath & Kim and Australian LGBT rights campaigner.

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The couple seal their commitment with a kiss.

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Paul leads the congregation’s celebrations.

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Neighbours makes history with Aussie TV’s first history gay wedding.

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Susan’s nose is put out of joint when Jemima replaces her as the celebrant, but Karl is stunned to learn she is his long-lost biological half-sister!

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Putting aside his bad boy reputation for the day, Paul delivers a heartfelt father of the groom speech.

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Managing to get out of his wheelchair, Aaron enjoys a romantic first dance with his new husband.

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