As the law changed to allow same-sex marriage in England and Wales, some just could not wait to tie the knot.

Here are a small selection of images of the first marriages to have taken place on this historic day.

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John and Bernardo were married by City of Westminster Registrar Tommy Hanover, who said: “I now pronounce you husband and husband”. (Image: @CityWestminster Twitter)

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Subodh Rathod and Niranjan Kamatkar married at the Haringey Council Chamber

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David Lammy in a selfie with the grooms, Subodh and Niranjan, PinkNews publisher Benhamin Cohen, and Lib Dem MP Lynne Featherstone

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Peter McGraith and David Cabreza married at Islington Town Hall just after midnight

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Sandi Toksvig and partner Debbie renewed their vows in a public ceremony at the South Bank Centre

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Sean Adl-Tabatabai and Sinclair Treadway married at Camden, also shortly after midnight

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Andrew Wale and Neil Allard were married in the music room at Brighton Pavilion

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Subodh Rathod and Niranjan Kamatkar with PinkNews publisher Benjamin Cohen and Anthony James

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Benjamin Till and Nathan Taylor are to appear in their own musical wedding narrated by Stephen Fry. It will be broadcast on Channel 4

More to follow…!