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Behind the scenes look at Young & Restless' Tessa and Mariah's wedding

Darcy Rafter May 19, 2022
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The Young And The Restless fans have been waiting for Tessa Porter (Cait Fairbanks) and Mariah Copeland (Camryn Grimes) to say “I do” for quite some time. After five years together, Teriah are finally tying the knot and will make a bit of history in the soap world with their wedding becoming the first same-sex couple to marry on the CBS soap opera.

Tessa and Mariah have won the hearts of Y&R fans, even when they had infidelity issues and break-ups the power couple fought through.

Earlier this year the couple became engaged, so let’s explore Tessa and Mariah’s wedding including some behind-the-scenes sneak-peek snaps and footage.

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Young & Restless’ Tessa and Mariah’s wedding explored

Mariah and Tessa’s wedding will be watched by The Young And The Restless fans across the globe. Many can’t wait to watch the wedding, with Fairbanks telling People: “I feel especially honoured to be a part of this moment because I understand the importance of it.

“It’s also representing on screen so many people who haven’t really had that opportunity to be themselves, and every time I come to work, I am reminded of that. This is a really proud moment for the show.”

The wedding will be just as fun and quirky as the couple are, with a bit of a Seventies theme going on. Grimes and Fairbanks will both wear beautiful long white gowns with flower headpieces and tousled curls in their hair. Expect to see your favourite characters busting out dance moves during the reception. “Josh was definitely dancing!” says Grimes, talking about Joshua Morrow, aka Nick.

Aside from their beautiful wedding, the couple also plan to adopt a child and expand their family. Y&R fans can’t wait to see what’s ahead for the newlyweds and their life together.

While Tessa and Mariah’s wedding may have been a fairytale day, “Teriah” fans should brace themselves for the couple to run into some sort of bump in the road. After all, it is a soap opera – it can’t always go to plan!

Behind the scenes look at Tessa and Mariah’s wedding

Before we take a look at behind-the-scenes pictures and videos of Teriah’s wedding, let’s see what Tessa’s portrayer Cait Fairbanks has to say about how accepting characters have been on the soap.

“It has been lovely that people have been so accepting, especially Mariah’s mom,” the actor told Soap Opera Digest. “There’s never been a question with Sharon of whether or not that part of her daughter’s relationship is ok, which is nice. Of course, if it wasn’t, then it would be a matter of, ‘It’s none of your business,’ but it’s never come to that.”

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Darcy is an experienced journalist passionate about celebrity culture and entertainment. After gaining a degree in Media and Communications at Goldsmiths University she has also become a social media specialist, always keeping informed on the latest trends. With almost five years of experience in media, her expertise is analysing platforms such as Instagram, Twitter and TikTok. When she's not tracking the latest trending content, she’s watching films and eating lots of chocolate.