Ever since same-sex marriages were legalised in the UK in 2014 and across all 50 states in America in 2015, we've seen several of our favourite celebrity couples – from Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi to Tom Daley and Dustin Lance-Black – tie the knot in beautiful ceremonies that prove #loveislove.
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Ian Waite and Drew Merriman
Former Strictly Come Dancing professional dancer Ian Waite married his partner Drew Merriman at Woburn Abbey on 22 July 2017, and shared their big day exclusively with HELLO! magazine. With family and friends including Zoe Ball, Craig Revel Horwood, Anton du Beke and Carol Kirkwood in attendance, it was unsurprisingly a day to remember. "It was the best day of my life," said Ian. "It's been absolutely brilliant. It was so emotional to walk into the ceremony and see friends and family looking towards us."
John Barrowman and Scott Gill
Dancing on Ice judge John Barrowman entered a civil partnership with his partner Scott Gill in December 2006, hosting a small ceremony in Cardiff attended by friends and family. In 2013, they became one of the first gay couples to marry in California, just one day after the California Supreme Court overturned a ban on same-sex weddings.
Michelle Hardwick and Kate Brooks
Emmerdale's Michelle Hardwick and Kate Brooks eloped to Memphis, Tennessee in September 2019, where they married at Elvis Presley's Graceland chapel. Sharing a photo of herself and her bride both wearing white and standing in front of Elvis Presley’s former home, Graceland, Kate wrote: "In over 100 degrees heat, on Tuesday 10th September, I became Mrs Brooks."
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Tom Daley and Dustin Lance Black
Olympian Tom Daley married his fiancé Dustin Lance Black at Bovey Castle, Devon, on 6 May 2017. Sharing a photo from their big day on Instagram two days later, Tom wrote: "On 6th May 2017, I married the love of my life @dlanceblack. We shared the day with 120 of our closest friends and family, from Texarkana to Plymouth! Thank you to everyone who made this weekend the most special weekend of our lives!"
Elliot Page and Emma Portner
In January 2018, Juno actor Elliot Page announced they were tying the knot with girlfriend Emma Portner after six months of dating. A photo posted on Instagram gave fans a close-up view of the lovebirds' wedding bands, with the words: "Can't believe I get to call this extraordinary woman my wife."
Sadly, Elliot and Emma announced they were divorcing in a statement released to CNN last month. They said: "After much thought and careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to divorce following our separation last summer. We have the utmost respect for each other and remain close friends."
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Marc Jacobs and Char Defrancesco
Marc Jacobs and Char Defrancesco's wedding was as star-studded as you would expect, with Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, Anna Wintour and Bella and Gigi Hadid all in attendance. Their reception was held at The Grill in Manhattan on 6 April 2019.
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Ellen DeGeneres and Portia De Rossi
Ellen and Portia married at their home in Los Angeles in August 2008, shortly after same-sex marriage was legalised in California. The pair both wore Zac Posen outfits, and matching slippers which said 'I Do' on them. Ellen shared a look back at their big day in honour of their tenth anniversary in 2018, writing: "This was such a special day for us."
Samira Wiley and Lauren Morelli
Five years after they first met on the set of Orange is the New Black, Samira Wiley and Lauren Morelli married in Palm Springs in March 2017. Their co-star Danielle Brooks performed I Choose You by Sara Bereilles as the couple walked down the aisle, which held special significance to the pair as it is what Lauren played when she proposed.
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Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka
How I Met Your Mother actor Neil Patrick Harris and his partner David Burtka married in Italy in September 2014 after ten years of dating. Their reception featured a special performance from close friend Elton John, and the couple's children Harper and Gideon also had special roles within the ceremony.
Jim Parsons and Todd Spiewak
Jim Parsons and Todd Spiewak married at the Rainbow Room in New York in May 2017, which was attended by some of Jim's Big Bang Theory co-stars including Mayim Bialik, who said of their nuptials: "What a wedding. Not a cell phone in sight. Everyone was so present which sounds pretentious but it was truly powerful for us all to just want to be there fully. Todd and @therealjimparsons, you are so loved."
Sir Elton John and David Furnish
Sir Elton John and David Furnish formally converted their civil partnership to a marriage in December 2014, with a ceremony at their Windsor estate that was attended by David and Victoria Beckham, Ed Sheeran and David Walliams. Sharing a photo from the ceremony on Instagram, Elton wrote: "It's beginning!! The Registrar welcomes our guests. #ShareTheLove."
George Takei and Brad Altman
Star Trek actor George Takei married his partner Brad Altman at the Japanese American National Museum in September 2008. George has shared his wedding vows on his official website, revealing he told his husband: "As we bind our love with this wedding ceremony, in this forum of democracy, in this September of my life, I vow to care for you as you've cared for me, cherish you with all my heart, and love you as my husband and the only man in my life. I love you very much."
Cynthia Nixon and Christine Marinoni
In May 2012, Cynthia Nixon and Christine Marinoni married in New York City, three years after they announced their engagement. The Sex and the City actress wore a pale green Carolina Herrera gown for the occasion, while her wife wore a suit with a complementing green tie. A portrait from the big day shows the couple on a rooftop with the Manhattan skyline in the background.
Lance Bass and Michael Turchin
Kris Jenner, JC Chasez, Joey Fatone and Darren Criss were among the guests at Lance Bass and Michael Turchin's wedding at Los Angeles' Park Plaza Hotel in December 2014. The romantic nuptials later aired in an E! special, called Lance Loves Michael: The Lance Bass Wedding.
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