Aisle be there for wedding
If Home And Away’s set designers are ever looking to make extra cash beyond their small screen gig, can we suggest they moonlight as wedding planners?
With Channel 7 set to air the soap’s latest walk down the aisle next Monday, actor Alec Snow – who plays the happy groom – thinks practise made for the most perfect outdoor nuptials.
With colourful streamers floating in the Summer Bay breeze, and the newlyweds Matt Page and his beautiful bride Evie (Phillipa Northeast, both pictured above) sharing a romantic dance under twinkling fairy lights, Snow tells Switched On it was the “happy ending” his character, and the couple, deserved.
“There’s something Home and Away does really well, and that’s weddings, because they’ve done so many of them,” Snow says.
“[His character] Matt’s had a tough upbringing and struggled with feeling like he’s inadequate. This is the happy ending Matt’s wanted since we first saw him in the show. His little sister Ellie (Darcey Wilson) is there, the woman he loves is there, and he’s turned his life around.”
And who could be more fitting to be the celebrant than Home and Away’s most beloved and longest-standing character, Alf Stewart (Ray Meagher).
The only downside, Snow revealed, was passionately locking lips with his TV bride right in front of the veteran actor.
“It was weird,” he says, chuckling when asked about the romantic moment, bound to set fans swooning.
WATCH HOME AND AWAY, SEVEN, AIRS WEEKNIGHTS, 7PM