Fans will be ecstatic over Mackenzie Hargreaves’ imminent wedding to Hendrix Greyson (Ben Turland), according to Georgie Stone of Neighbours.
One of Neighbours’ most romantic love stories has been the couple’s connection.
However, tragedy could be in the horizon with Hendrix’s shocking diagnosis of pulmonary fibrosis…
After telling his family about his illness, Hendrix proposed to Mackenzie in an emotional scene.
Hendrix encourages Mackenzie to grab the day and be married right away after an unexpected lung donor is discovered, almost jeopardising the operation.
However, arranging a wedding in less than a week comes with its own set of challenges!
“There’s some drama in determining the place and who’s coming, as well as some friction between Hendrix’s father Pierce Greyson (Tim Robards) and Grant Hargreaves (Paul Mercurio),” Georgie added.
“However, the wedding itself is fantastic.” It’s at Melbourne Zoo, which suits Hendrix’s love of animals and Mackenzie’s desire to marry at the butterfly house.
“It’s a spot she visited with her mother, and butterflies play an important role in Mackenzie’s life.” I suppose they’ve become her signature, so it was a lovely setting.
“It’s shot in such a wonderful way.” I’m very excited for people to see it. I believe it will bring a tear to the eye, but in a good way.”
Mackenzie not only gets the wedding of her dreams, but she also gets a fairy tale bridal gown, and Georgie couldn’t help but offer her two cents.
“Mackenzie wears a stunning bridal gown custom-made by Neighbours’ fantastic costume department. Although Amy (Jacinta Stapleton) custom-made it for the programme,” she revealed.
“I made a Pinterest board – because I love Pinterest boards – and gave it to Nick, the costume department’s chief.”
“They came up with something that fit the fairy tale theme the writers were going for.” It has to have a little of Amy’s and a little of Mackenzie’s aesthetic.
“It’s a lovely gown.” It’s not something I’d wear, but I enjoy it since it fits the plot so well and makes me appear like a princess!”
With Neighbours’ final episode due to air in August, Mackenzie and Hendrix’s wedding may feasibly be the show’s final ever nuptials.
She added, “I’ve always secretly wanted to be married on Neighbours since it’s such a Neighbours tradition.”
“It’s almost like a rite of passage, and I wanted to make the most of it.” I was ecstatic when I first learned of the event, but I was afraid on the day!
“It’s strange to say as an actor, but I don’t like being the centre of attention.” Because I was a bridesmaid rather than the bride, I was able to let loose and have a good time during Kyle and Roxy’s wedding.
“I was a little stressed up on Mackenzie’s wedding day, thinking, ‘I don’t want to trip down the aisle, I don’t want to forget my vows!’ But it was a lovely day.”
The homecoming of Mackenzie’s father, Grant Hargreaves, made Georgie extremely delighted. They were utterly alienated when Mackenzie initially arrived to Ramsay Street. Grant had a hard time accepting her transition because he still saw her as his’son.’
“It’s amazing to reflect back to where we started and how tense our relationship was at the time. “It’s a lovely moment,” Georgie said of Grant walking Mackenzie down the aisle.
“Families and shared friends attend the wedding ceremony. This, I believe, draws attention to the lovely community that Hendrix and Mackenzie live in. It’s small and intimate, yet it’s still magical.”
The wedding day is all Mackenzie and Hendrix have hoped for, but reality hits them hard when Hendrix is admitted to the hospital for his transplant surgery just days later.
Although Hendrix puts on a brave face, Mackenzie can tell he’s afraid, and all his family and friends can do is wait as he’s brought into the theatre…
“It gets really intense, and emotions are running high,” Georgie hinted at what was about to happen.
“At the same time, we get to illustrate how deep Mackenzie and Hendrix’s connection is, how much they love each other, and how connected they are.”
Neighbours airs on Channel 5 weekdays at 1:45 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.