Scott and Charlene get married

Scott and Charlene played by Jason Donovan and Kylie Minogue are all smiles on their wedding day. Charlene holds a bouquet of flowers. Handwritten text reads 'Scott and Charlene 1987'.
Title:
Scott and Charlene get married
NFSA ID:
368527
Year:
1987
Courtesy:
Fremantle
Category:
Access fees

This photograph captures one of Australian television history’s biggest moments – the wedding of Scott Mitchell and Charlene Robinson (played by Jason Donovan and Kylie Minogue).

Two million Aussies and almost 20 million viewers in Britain tuned in to watch them say 'I do'.

This production still evokes a powerful sense of 1980s style that transports us back in time. In keeping with Charlene’s girl-next-door image her wedding dress, now housed at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, was purchased from a suburban Melbourne bridal salon.

Kylie’s singing career was launched less than a month after this episode aired on Australian television, with her No. 1 debut single ‘Locomotion’.

Jason and Kylie recorded a duet ‘Especially For You’ in 1989. Kylie has gone on to become the highest selling Australian-born artist of all time.