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Wedding Photos From All 50 States 50 Days After Nationwide Marriage Equality

Fifty days later, fifty states (and D.C.), countless weddings.

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Just fifty days after the Supreme Court found a nationwide right to marriage equality in the U.S., BuzzFeed News found photos from weddings in each state and Washington, D.C.

Some of these weddings are small, others spill over with guests. Some of these weddings took months to plan, others took only minutes to complete in a small courthouse office. Some weddings took place years before the Supreme Court's ruling on June 26th of this year, others took place the morning of the ruling.

All were displays of love now recognized in law.

2. Nevada:

John Locher / AP

AP Caption: Sherwood Howard, right, and Nevada State Sen. Kelvin Atkinson hold hands before they get married outside of the Marriage License Bureau, Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014, in Las Vegas. The two had just obtained a same-sex marriage license and were the first same-sex couple married in Las Vegas.

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Sherwood Howard, left, kisses partner Nevada State Sen. Kelvin Atkinson after they got a marriage license at the Marriage License Bureau, Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014, in Las Vegas.

4. Arkansas:

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AP Caption: Tony Chiaro, left, and Earnie Matheson, right, embrace after exchanging vows in the first same sex marriage performed in Pulaski County, Ark.

5. Louisiana:

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AP Caption: Michael Robinson, left, and Earl Benjamin, partners for almost 14 years, exchange vows before Judge Paula Brown in a ceremony at Orleans Parish Civil District Court on Monday, June 29, 2015, in New Orleans.

6. Connecticut:

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AP Caption: Jen Vickery, left, and Peg Oliveira, right, smile and hold hands after they were married outside City Hall in New Haven, Conn., Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2008.

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AP Caption: Lela Mc Arthur, left, and Stephanie Figarelle, of Anchorage, Alaska, pose for photos on the observation deck after their Valentine's Day wedding ceremony at the Empire State Building, in New York. Figarelle and McArthur traveled more than 3,300 miles to become the first same-sex couple to marry at the landmark skyscraper.

8. Minnesota:

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AP Caption: In this Aug. 1, 2013 file photo, Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak, center, officiates at the wedding of Al Giraud, right, and his partner Jeff Isaacson at the Minneapolis City Hall. They were the first gay couple legally married in Minnesota.

Stacy Bengs / AP

AP Caption: Margaret Miles, right, celebrates with wife Cathy ten Broeke, left, after they were married at the Minneapolis Freedom to Marry Celebration, Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013 at the Minneapolis City Hall.

9. Ohio:

John Minchillo / AP

AP Caption: Stacey Allen, left, and Sean Allen kiss after they were married at Fountain Square, Friday, June 26, 2015, in Cincinnati, after the Supreme Court declared that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the United States. Ohio was one of 14 states enforcing a ban on same-sex marriage.

10. Florida:

Lynne Sladky / AP

AP Caption: A couple arrives for a group wedding ceremony at a hotel in honor of Florida's ruling in favor of same-sex marriage equality, Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. In January Florida became the 36th state where gay marriage in legal.

Wilfredo Lee / AP

AP Caption: Rebekah Monson, left, 34, and her partner of nine years, Andrea Vigil, right, 37, participate in a wedding ceremony at the marriage license bureau, Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015, in Miami.

12. Colorado:

Cortney and Angela, who were married in July, had their first wedding three years ago when their union wasn't yet legally recognized. After the ruling they eloped with some friends and family to make it all official once more.

13. Kentucky:

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Benjamin Moore, left, and Tadd Roberts kiss after their marriage ceremony at the Jefferson County Clerks Office Friday, June 26, 2015, in Louisville, Ky.

14. Texas:

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William Hensel (L) and Justin Ables fill out their marriage certificate paperwork at the Travis County Courthouse on June 26, 2015 in Austin, Texas. .

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AP Caption: Jack Evans, 84, left, and George Harris, 82, right, show their marriage license after being the first couple to receive it from the Dallas County Clerk Friday, June 26, 2015, in Dallas. Evans and Harris, who have been together for 54 years were the first couple married after having their license issued.

15. Rhode Island:

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AP Caption: Zachary Marcus, left, and Gary McDowell, right, both of Providence, R.I., receive rings during their marriage ceremony presided over by Providence Mayor Angel Taveras, center, at City Hall, in Providence, Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013.

16. Pennsylvania:

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AP Caption: Lindsay Vandermay, right, and Ashley Wilson kiss after saying their vows during their same sex wedding conducted in Philadelphia, atop the Philadelphia Museum of Art steps just after midnight on Friday, May 23, 2014.

17. Mississippi:

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AP Caption: Laurin Locke, 24, right, and her partner Tiffany Brosh, 26, display their marriage license as Hinds County Circuit Clerk Barbara Dunn, center, joins them,

19. Georgia:

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AP Caption: Barbra Schwartz, left, Julia Troxler celebrate after being married in a mass wedding at the Fulton County Government Center Friday, June 26, 2015, in Atlanta.

20. Montana:

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AP Caption: Jill Houk, left, and Randi Paul kiss after being married at the Yellowstone County Courthouse in Billings, Mont., Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. The couple were the first to wed in the county after a federal judge struck down the state's gay marriage ban the day before.

21. New Jersey:

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AP Caption: Lydia Torres, left, 44, and Jenelle Torres, 42, right, kiss after Newark Mayor and Senator-elect Cory Booker, officiated their wedding ceremony at Newark City Hall just after midnight Monday, Oct. 21, 2013.

23. Arizona:

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AP Caption: Kevin Patterson, left, and David Larance kiss after exchanging vows, as Rev. John Dorhaer, who performed the ceremony, stands at right, Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, in Phoenix.

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AP Caption: Monika Urana, second from left, and Julie Nischik, both of Madison, embrace and kiss after getting married Saturday, June 7, 2014, in Madison, Wis. Their respective mothers, Angie Julian, left, and Stephanie Nischik, right, react to their marriage. The two have been together for 9 years.

25. North Dakota:

Bryce Martin and Nate Lee, of Bowman, are already talking about their #NorthDakota wedding. http://t.co/KtKNhdLqMa

26. Utah:

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AP Caption: Ryan Jones, left, and Ruben Vallejo kiss after getting married during a rally in response to the Supreme Court marriage equality decision Friday, June 26, 2015, in Salt Lake City.

27. Massachusetts:

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AP Caption: Hillary Goodridge, right, lets out a yell as she and her new spouse Julie Goodridge, left, leave the Unitarian Universalist Church in Boston after being married Monday, May 17, 2004.

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AP Caption: Law enforcement officers Cindy Wiles, left, and Beth Abramson, right, apply for their marriage license at the Douglas County Clerk's office in Omaha, Neb., Friday, June 26, 2015.

30. Hawaii:

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"After seven years together, Andrea & Ferrari got married on July 11th, 2015 in Hawaii, where they live now that Ferrari is stationed there while serving in the United States Army." — Source

31. Delaware:

I proudly attended the wedding of my friends, Joe and Dan, in Delaware's first gay marriage ceremony today. #love

32. Washington, D.C.

Donna Butler / Via Freedom To Marry

Just a few days after the U.S. Supreme Court ruling bringing the freedom to marry to same-sex couples nationwide — and just a few days before their five-year anniversary — Tony and Robert from Nashville, Tennessee, married in DC.

33. Kansas:

Married in from of the court house. First same sex legally married couple. #KFN

34. Maryland:

Courtesy of couple / Via Stefanie Dykes

Amanda and Amy Foote. "We were married in beautiful Harford Glen this past Autumn on our 5 year anniversary of the day we met."

35. Indiana:

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AP Caption: In this June 25, 2014 file photo Bart Peterson, left, and Pete McNamara are married by Marion County Clerk Beth White in Indianapolis after a federal judge struck down a state ban on same-sex marriage.

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AP Caption: Michael Foster, second left, and Larry Foster, right, hug with their children Joseph, 13, left, Kaleb, 11, center, and Madeline, 9, as the couple were married in Indianapolis, Thursday, June 26, 2014.

36. Alaska

Alaska's 1st gay marriage ceremony takes place in Barrow http://t.co/D5Ca15IG6u

37. Vermont:

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AP Caption: Bill Slimback, left, and Bob Sullivan, both of Whitehall, N.Y., exchange rings during their wedding ceremony at Moose Meadow Lodge in Waterbury, Vt., while Justice of the Peace Greg Trulson, center, who is a co-owner of the lodge, officiates.

38. Virginia:

Freedom To Marry

Heather and Diane got married in their home state of Virginia, just weeks after the freedom to marry was won in VA. "How wonderful life is now that our commitment is recognized across the country," said the couple.

39. Oregon:

Steve Dykes / AP

AP Caption: Julia Fraser, left, and Jessica Rohrbacher get married by Holly Pruett at the Melody Ballroom in Portland, Ore. on Monday, May. 19, 2014.

40. Iowa:

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AP Caption: Shelley Wolfe, left, holds hands with Melisa Keeton, right, as Rev. Peg Esperanza, center, performs their wedding ceremony outside the Polk County administrative building, Monday, April 27, 2009, in Des Moines, Iowa.

41. Maine:

Prez George H W & Barbara Bush at #Maine gay wedding Now that's the way the #GOP should be! http://t.co/VNd5BvDK7J

43. New Hampshire:

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AP Caption: Bill Gaudet, left, and Ramon Gaudet, right, wait to be wed out front of New Hampshire's State Capitol New Year's Eve as the marriage equality law takes effect at midnight in Concord, N.H., January 1, 2010.

44. Washington:

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AP Caption: Zac Baker and Sam Busch from St. Paul, Minn. await a VIP ride on Seattle's Great Wheel, Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, the night before they wed in the Emerald City.

45. Missouri:

Jeff Roberson / AP

AP Caption: In this Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014 file photo, April Dawn Breeden, left, and her long-time partner Crystal Peairs, right, are married by Rev. Katie Hotze-Wilton, at City Hall in St. Louis.

46. New Mexico

Gay Weddings in Santa Fe, New Mexico http://t.co/YROJF5NPWo #gaymarriage #newmexico #LGBT #SantaFe @benjaaquila

47. North Carolina:

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AP Caption: Libby Enloe, 42, left, and Amanda Adams, 49, both from Winston-Salem, N.C., kiss during their wedding ceremony conducted by Catholic minister Edward Ingebretsen, in front of the Supreme Court in Washington, Wednesday, July 24, 2013.

48. Idaho:

Otto Kitsinger / AP

AP Caption: Rachael Beierle, left, and Boise City Council President Maryanne Jordan, center, laugh at a joke in Amber Beierle's wedding vows at City Hall in Boise, Idaho, on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014. Ada County clerks began issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples Wednesday morning.

49. South Dakota

Courtesy of Tammy Gilbertson

Tammy Gilbertson and Cine Hunsaker were legally married shortly after the decision came down, but they plan to have a full ceremony with family and friends later this year.

51. Illinois:

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AP Caption: Vernita Gray, left, and Patricia Ewert, hold their Illinois marriage license at their home in Chicago following their marriage by a Cook County judge.

They were the first couple to be married after the gay marriage law was signed by the governor. Ewert and Gray, were granted an exception to marry before Illinois' law formally took effect because Gray was terminally ill with cancer. They married in November 2013 and Gray died the following March, three months before the law went into effect. Ewert says the Supreme Court's legalization of same-sex marriages across the country Friday June 26, 2015 is a victory her late wife is no doubt celebrating in heaven.

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