You've been waiting for months and now the wedding of the summer is finally here!
Next week, fans of The Fosters will watch our favorite modern moms, Lena (Sherri Saum) and Stef (Teri Polo), tie the knot in the summer season finale. We can't wait to watch and celebrate with this ground-breaking family that has come so far in just a few weeks. And we know you don't want to have to wait either!
We've snagged your exclusive first look at all the behind-the-scenes beauty of Lena and Stef's intimate outdoor wedding and the touching tale of what made that day on set even more emotional, so break out the tissues...
Cocreators and executive producer Bradley Bredeweg and Peter Paige have given us a never-before-seen first look into the breath-taking ceremony and they reveal why audiences need to tune into the final episode next week. (But not to worry! The Fosters will return in January 2014!)
Bredeweg explains that this wedding is something that has been planned since the very beginning of he show. "We always knew we wanted to end in some sort of a ceremony with these two women in love and for us it probably was going to end in a wedding," he says.
It just so happens that the production of this ceremony happened to coincide with a historical moment for the LGBT community. Paige reveals, "What was just amazing serendipity is the Supreme Court ruled the same month we went on the air and the day we were shooting the wedding was the same day that the Prop 8 planners were getting married."
Due to the exciting new Supreme Court ruling, the creators quickly made some day-of changes to the nuptials to keep the show as current and moving as possible. Bredeweg says, "When it became legal it was just a beautiful combination of reality versus scripted television."
Following the gorgeous outdoor exchanging of the vows, fans will get to see the Fosters rejoice and come together in a way that we have never seen before. Paige promises, "Right after the ceremony and the whole family is out on the dance floor dancing together and it's this perfect reflection of this family and I would hate for anyone to miss that moment."
Take a look at the exclusive featurette above to get your first glimpse at Lena and Stef's long-awaited marriage. Plus get a peek of Stephen Collins' 7th Heaven-esque speech as Lena's dad!
Don't miss the summer finale of The Fosters on Monday, Aug. 5, at 9 p.m. on ABC Family.