Hearts are breaking in Summer Bay in the wake of the Northern Districts Hospital siege that claimed the lives of Mason (Orpheus Pledger) and Robbo (Jake Ryan). While the terrible grief lingers, however, love prevails.
In Home And Away this week, Summer Bay stalwart Alf (Ray Meagher) marries his long-time love Martha (Belinda Giblin) in a beautiful ceremony that brings the community a glimmer of hope.
Preparations are underway for the wedding when Alf calls on Ben (Rohan Nichol) for help with a secret project. Alf shows him a photo of something he built for his first wedding to Martha, and Ben agrees to build the replica.
Continuing his mission to enlist friends and family for the occasion, Alf pays Ryder (Lukas Radovich) a visit. His grandson offers to make a special cocktail for the day and Alf agrees – as long as it doesn't interfere with his other duties.
Ryder isn't sure what he means – until Alf asks the teen to be his best man. An elated Ryder immediately accepts.
Ryder and his mum Roo (Georgie Parker) are sent into a wedding-planning frenzy as the big day looms, but Alf and Martha insist they don't want a big fuss.
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"Roo has her work cut out!" Ray, 75, tells TV WEEK, "Alf is the least formal person on the planet. To get him in a suit of any description is a major triumph, but then to get him to walk down the aisle is a whole other challenge again."
When the special day arrives, Alf is a bundle of nerves and excitement. As the community gathers to share in Alf and Martha's love, it's a heartwarming reprieve from their shared grief.
Martha is elated as she sees the archway Ben has helped build and makes her way down the aisle.
"They get married in the grounds of Summer Bay House," Ray says.
As the night comes to a blissful end, Martha has a surprise for Alf too. Alone under the fairy lights on the veranda, the couple dance to the same song they played for their wedding dance at their first wedding. Sob!