3 Adorable Same-Sex Couples Get Married In New Zealand Now That It’s Legal

Plus Jesse Tyler Ferguson, a horse-drawn carriage, and Legos.

1. In April, New Zealand passed a bill making same-sex marriage legal.

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2. The law went into effect today, finally opening the doors to same-sex couples to be married.

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3. First of all, Lynley Bendall and Ally Wanikau got married in an airplane.

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They had won a competition with Air New Zealand, and, as a result, said their vows 39,000 feet in the air.

4. Jesse Tyler Ferguson was there.

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5. He made this face:

6. And made sure everyone knew New Zealand is the prettiest place in the entire world:

7. This adorable flower girl made her way down the aisle:

8. And Jesse Tyler Ferguson’s husband, Justin Mikita, apparently got to co-pilot the plane.

9. And then the couple ate a delicious-looking cake.

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10. This couple, Natasha Vitali and Melissa Ray, were also super adorable.

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11. And they got married at a Unitarian church.

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12. And they took a rainbow-outfitted carriage to their reception.

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13. Paul McCarthy and Trent Kandler were flown to New Zealand from Australia to get married.

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14. They had these adorable cake toppers:

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15. They won a New Zealand Tourism competition to be the first same-sex couple to be married in the country.

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16. The competition was intended to draw in more tourists from Australia, where same-sex marriage is not legal.

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Actually, no, never stop.

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