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.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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…!