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52 Heartwarming Pictures From The First Day Of Equal Marriage In The U.K.

"More happiness."

1. Peter McGraith and David Cabreza got married on the stroke of midnight at Islington Town Hall.

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3. They invited everybody to come along and celebrate.

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8. Their 12-year-old son Andrew was there as well.

9. And a huge crowd of well-wishers.

10. Also just after midnight, Sean Adl-Tabatabai and Sinclair Treadway were married not far away in Camden Town Hall.

11. Sinclair's mum gave him a kiss before the ceremony began.

12. The ceremony was officiated by Jonathan Simpson, the mayor of Camden, who is himself gay.

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16. Meanwhile, at London club Heaven, people celebrated as they counted down to midnight.

17. Kyle Emerson & Richie Wood got married at midnight in Sheffield.

Kyle Emerson and Richie Wood tied the knot at midnight in Sheffield's first equal marriage

Hallam FM News@hallamfmnews

Kyle Emerson and Richie Wood tied the knot at midnight in Sheffield's first equal marriage

09:34 AM - 29 Mar 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

18. Their MP, Yvette Cooper, gave them a copy of the Equal Marriage Act signed by all three party leaders as a present.

Very best wishes to Kyle Emerson & Richie Wood - counting down to midnight and the first #equalmarriage

Yvette Cooper@YvetteCooperMP

Very best wishes to Kyle Emerson & Richie Wood - counting down to midnight and the first #equalmarriage

11:55 PM - 28 Mar 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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LOVE this pic of Sheffield's first equal marriage at midnight.Congrats Kyle & Richie! @SheffieldStar#sheffieldissuper

Ellen Beardmore@E_Beardmore

LOVE this pic of Sheffield's first equal marriage at midnight.Congrats Kyle & Richie! @SheffieldStar#sheffieldissuper

11:23 AM - 29 Mar 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

20. In Brighton, Andrew Wale and Neil Allard also got married shortly after midnight.

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24. And this morning, they were starting their honeymoon.

25. And there more marriages in Brighton once the sun was up.

26. Phil Robathan and James Preston were married in Brighton this morning.

Phil and James with the Mayor outside Brighton & Hove Register Office Regency Room #equalmarriage

AlixMac@AlixMac

Phil and James with the Mayor outside Brighton & Hove Register Office Regency Room #equalmarriage

08:56 AM - 29 Mar 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

27. Their ceremony was broadcast on BBC Radio.

Aw Phil and James! Husband and husband @bbc5live

Lesley Ashmall@lesleyashmall

Aw Phil and James! Husband and husband @bbc5live

08:30 AM - 29 Mar 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

28. And then they left in an awesome car.

That's what I call a departure! Phil and James and one tasty car! @bbc5live

Lesley Ashmall@lesleyashmall

That's what I call a departure! Phil and James and one tasty car! @bbc5live

09:16 AM - 29 Mar 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

29. And the weddings continued...

Now it's the brides turn to celebrate at Brighton Town Hall #equalmarriage

AlixMac@AlixMac

Now it's the brides turn to celebrate at Brighton Town Hall #equalmarriage

01:33 PM - 29 Mar 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

30. Sarah Keith and Emma Powell also got married in Brighton later in the day.

31. Kate Barber and Melanie Elvins were married in Stratford-on-Avon

32. Helen Brearley and Teresa Millward got married in Halifax, Yorkshire.

Just over half an hour till Theresa and Helen from Meltham tie the knot in Halifax. A day of firsts.

BBC Radio Leeds@BBCLeeds

Just over half an hour till Theresa and Helen from Meltham tie the knot in Halifax. A day of firsts.

09:27 AM - 29 Mar 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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The moment Teresa and Helen tied the knot in #Halifax - fighting back tears! #equalmarriage @BBCLeeds @Calderdale

Kat Harbourne@KatHarbourne

The moment Teresa and Helen tied the knot in #Halifax - fighting back tears! #equalmarriage @BBCLeeds @Calderdale

10:51 AM - 29 Mar 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

34. Indian-born couple Subodh Rathod and Niranjan Kamatkar - who've been together for more than 19 years - got married this morning in Harringey, London, and even streamed part of their ceremony online.

35. At London's Southbank Centre, a celebration of the day included Sandi Toksvig renewing her vows with her wife Debbie.

36. Backed by the London Gay Men’s Chorus, of course.

38. By the time it finished, there wasn't a dry eye in the house.

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40. Across the country, rainbow flags flew to mark the occasion.

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Rainbow flag flying over Cabinet Office & Scotland Office today to mark first same sex marriages #EqualMarriage

Cabinet Office@cabinetofficeuk

Rainbow flag flying over Cabinet Office & Scotland Office today to mark first same sex marriages #EqualMarriage

09:56 AM - 29 Mar 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

46. We asked people at some of the events what equal marriage meant to them.

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