Congratulations! Stephen Fry marries stand-up comedian Elliott Spencer
Stephen Fry has married his partner, stand-up comedian Elliott Spencer.
The pair married today – two weeks after they first revealed their engagement.
The QI host posted a picture of the ceremony to Twitter this afternoon, writing: “Gosh. @ElliottGSpencer and I go into a room as two people, sign a book and leave as one. Amazing.”
The pair appear to have opted for a low-key civil ceremony, signing the marriage register together in Dereham, Norwich.
Mr Fry is wearing a grey suit with a multi-coloured tie, while Mr Spencer is dressed in black, with a blue tie.
The pair’s ceremony was ‘witnessed’ by a small model of playwright Oscar Wilde.
Mr Fry said: “Oh and @ElliottGSpencer and I had our vows witnessed by a mini Oscar Wilde. Because one should. #greencarnations”
The comedian serves on the board of directors of Norwich City football club, with some speculating that the pair attended the team’s game against Cardiff City directly after the ceremony.
A number of the pair’s friends have tweeted to congratulate them.
Bloody hell it's happened! @ElliottGSpencer has made an honest man of m'col. Love and happiness to all!!
— Hugh Laurie (@hughlaurie) January 17, 2015
— Derren Brown (@DerrenBrown) January 17, 2015
— Mark Gatiss (@Markgatiss) January 17, 2015
— Charlie Condou (@Charliecondou) January 17, 2015
Mr Fry said at the time: “Oh. It looks as though a certain cat is out of a certain bag. I’m very very happy of course but had hoped for a private wedding. Fat chance!”
However, the pair appear to have been granted their wish of a private wedding – with no press reports until Mr Fry revealed the nuptials himself.
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