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There Was A Same-Sex Wedding On Television Set To A Musical, And It Really Was Something Quite Special

Towards the end you didn’t actually care that it was a musical, either.

1. So there was this show on British TV last night.

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That’s right. musical wedding to celebrate the fact that same-sex couples in England and Wales can now get married.

2. A musical wedding may sound a bit much.

3. But trust me… the musical is so much more meaningful and emotional than you first expected.

4. The service started with words from Stephen Fry: “Dearly beloved. We are gathered here today to witness something so extraordinary in this time…”

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5. We were then introduced to the happy couple.

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6. The attendees of the wedding started singing.

channel4.com Our Gay Wedding: The Musical / Wingspan Productions

Outside the historic Alexandra Palace in London.

7. They sang quite catchy lyrics.

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You also heard “it’s gayer than glee” and “it’s camper than a chiffron Christmas tree.”

8. Even Newsreader Jon Snow (not to be confused with THE Game of Thrones’ Jon Snow) sang about it.

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So you’re thinking okay, this is all a bit of a laugh and rather pointless.

9. But then they started to walk down the aisle.

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10. And looked at each other with pride.

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And you start to think “Oh my god. This is an actual wedding. An actual wedding.”

11. A TELEVISED SAME-SEX WEDDING.

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12. Politicians sent in their congratulations.

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David Cameron didn’t send in a message but Nick Clegg and Ed Miliband did.

Oh by the way, they spoke their congratulations. They didn’t sing it :(

13. Andy Bell from Erasure performed “A little respect”.

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14. And key moments in LGBT history were shown.

 

Leading you to really consider how far LGBT rights have come in a short space of time.

15. And then, out of nowhere, the mothers of both grooms sang about how they’ve come to terms with both of their sons coming out.

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channel4.com Our Gay Wedding: The Musical / Wingspan Productions

17. And how proud they are right now.

 

Woah. That was much more emotional than I originally thought.

18. Benjamin and Nathan *sang* their vows.

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19. And properly started to cry and everything.

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You didn’t really care about the musical element of it anymore.

20. You really started to care about what same-sex marriages mean.

All my childhood dreams were just made possible. Be a lover. Be proud of what it represents for our next generation #ourgaywedding

— hairyhomo (@hairyhomo)

#loveiseveryone - and about time too. #ourgaywedding

— westendproducer (@westendproducer)

22. Although some people were confused.

Oh lord, just seen @StephenFry on #OurGayWedding The Musical! I feel so betrayed. After all these years he never told me he likes musicals.

— Mrs Stephen Fry (@MrsStephenFry)

23. Then, this moment… “You may now kiss the groom.”

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24. Holy hell.

channel4.com Our Gay Wedding: The Musical / Wingspan Productions

25. This didn’t even need to be a musical to be televised.

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26. This, alone, is awesome.

channel4.com Our Gay Wedding: The Musical / Wingspan Productions

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Scott Bryan is the UK entertainment editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.
 
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