An historic Days of Our Lives story arc will begin Tuesday with the marriage of Will Horton (played by Guy Wilson) and Sonny Kiriakis (Freddie Smith).

NBC's longest running soap opera will make daytime drama history by broadcasting the genre's first gay male wedding.

A storyline involving Will's coming out captivated audiences in 2012.

Smith joined the cast of Days in 2011, becoming the soap's first openly gay character. Smith also played gay on the CW's nighttime teenage drama 90210.

“With great surprises in store and excitement building around this momentous occasion, audiences will be blown away by the powerful performances to come,” Michael Fairman, who writes about daytime drama, said of the upcoming storyline.

Next week's wedding will be presided over by a surprise guest. (A sneak peek at the wedding is embedded on this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)