Britain's first gay marriages

Gay couples tie the knot on the first day that same-sex marriages are allowed.

  • Lesbian couple Sarah Keith and Emma Powell pose with the register during their same-sex wedding at the Claremont Hotel in Brighton, southern England ExeUser ExeUser ExeUser

  • Gay couple Wale and Allard hold up their wedding rings after marrying in the first same-sex wedding in Brighton ExeUser ExeUser ExeUser

  • British couple Peter McGraith and David Cabreza hold up their marriage certificate for a crowd of well-wishers after their wedding at Islington Town Hall in London ExeUser ExeUser ExeUser

  • Lesbian couple Sarah Keith and Emma Powell react after their same-sex wedding at the Claremont Hotel in Brighton ExeUser ExeUser ExeUser

  • A rainbow flag flies with the Union flag above British Cabinet Offices, marking the first day Britain has allowed same sex marriages, in London ExeUser ExeUser ExeUser

  • Lesbian couple Sarah Keith and Emma Powell exchange rings during their same-sex wedding at the Claremont Hotel in Brighton, southern England ExeUser ExeUser ExeUser

  • Gay couple Wale and Allard hold hold each other after marrying in the first same-sex wedding in Brighton Thomas White Reuters

  • Gay couple Wale and Allard pose with the register as they marry in the first same-sex wedding in Brighton ExeUser ExeUser ExeUser

  • Lesbian couple Sarah Keith and Emma Powell pose for photographs after their same-sex wedding at the Claremont Hotel in Brighton ExeUser ExeUser ExeUser

  • Peter McGraith and David Cabreza, who have been a couple for 17 years, kiss during their wedding at Islington Town Hall in London ExeUser ExeUser ExeUser

  • Peter McGraith and David Cabreza, who have been a couple for 17 years, smile after their wedding at Islington Town Hall in London ExeUser ExeUser ExeUser

  • British couple Peter McGraith, his son Andrew and David Cabreza wave at a crowd of well-wishers waiting for them after their wedding at Islington Town Hall in London ExeUser ExeUser ExeUser

  • Gay couple Wale and Allard embrace at the hotel after marrying in the first same-sex wedding in Brighton ExeUser ExeUser ExeUser

  • Lesbian couple Sarah Keith and Emma Powell pose for photographs after their same-sex wedding at the Claremont Hotel in Brighton ExeUser ExeUser ExeUser

  • A stick of rock with a picture of lesbian couple Sarah Keith and Emma Powell is pictured on a place setting at the reception after their same-sex wedding in Brighton ExeUser ExeUser ExeUser

  • Gay couple Wale and Allard speak to the media after marrying in the first same-sex wedding in Brighton ExeUser ExeUser ExeUser

  • Lesbian couple Sarah Keith and Emma Powell throw their bouquet in the air after their same-sex wedding at the Claremont Hotel in Brighton ExeUser ExeUser ExeUser

  • Gay couple Wale and Allard wave to members of the media from their hotel after marrying in the first same-sex wedding in Brighton ExeUser ExeUser ExeUser