Luke Jacobz has told of the ‘really special moment’ he thought would never come.
Luke Jacobz, a former Home and Away actor, and Raychel Stuart, an American, got married.
The pair wed on June 3 in front of 32 of their closest friends and family after having to postpone the ceremony twice due to the COVID pandemic.
Jacobz, who is best known for playing Angelo Rosetta on Home and Away, admitted to New Idea that the cancellations had left him doubt that the couple would ever be married.
The actor described realizing the “lifetime dream” as “thrilling”. In 2018, the couple first declared their engagement.
In Centennial Park in Sydney, Stuart and Jacobz were married. Stuart accompanied Jacobz’s stepfather John down the aisle.
“John was just absolutely blown away to be asked to do it,” Luke told the publication.
“It was a really special moment.”
Both the bride and groom had lost their fathers and Stuart’s brothers were not able to attend the wedding, remaining in the US.
“I was a mess,” Jacobz said of the wedding, “When I saw Raychel I just lost it because we’ve been waiting so long for it to happen.”
The plan called for Raychel to use a few Kleenex, but I ended up using all of them.
After the wedding, the couple celebrated at Lavendra in North Sydney, their favorite Indian eatery.
Stuart and Jacobz met in 2017, but because of the pandemic’s limits on foreign travel, they were forced to live apart for 16 months.
Stuart eventually finished her 14-day quarantine in Sydney so she could meet her partner in person.
“She’s here at last! 499 days after separating! I am reunited with the love of my life!!” In June 2021, Jacobz posted on social media.
“The very first day Raychel came to Australia, we did the @bridgeclimb at night! So we are doing it again today!! The sun is out and we can’t wait!!!”
On November 11 2020, Jacobz shared an emotional post on the day that was meant to be their wedding day.
“Right now it’s 11.11am on 11/11/2020. Today, I was supposed to Marry the Love of my Life. Unfortunately, COVID-19 has forced us to postpone,” he wrote. “This year has been incredibly difficult for us because we haven’t seen each other since 22nd January – 294 Days or 7,055+hrs, which is 423,400+ minutes since I have held her hand, brushed the hair back over her ear, looked into her eyes, made her coffee, picked her up and hugged her, slapped her butt, slow danced with her, made her breakfast in bed, opened the car door for her, raced her up the stairs with her, given her the pickle off my burger, shared popcorn with her, watched Jeopardy with her, held her face and kissed her…”
On November 26, 2018, the couple confirmed their engagement.
From 2008 through 2011, Jacobz played Angelo Rosetta on Home and Away, and he returned in 2020.
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