Olympic diver Tom Daley and his husband Dustin Lance Black have made their first public appearance together since their wedding last weekend. The happy pair attended the British LGBT Awards at The Grand Connaught Rooms in London on Friday. They dressed smartly, with Tom, 22, wearing a midnight blue tuxedo for the occasion and Dustin, 42, donning a traditional black tux. Their wedding rings were on display as the newlyweds enjoyed the evening and chatted with fellow guests.
The happy newlyweds at their first public event as a married couple
Just two days earlier, Tom had posted a photo on his Instagram page where he told his followers about planting a tree to celebrate their marriage. Tom wrote: “Planting a tree to mark the start of our marriage and all the adventures to come!” The athlete’s fans loved the sweet gesture, with one commenting: “What a great idea! Watch it grow as your relationship grows too.” While another follower said: “Congratulations to you both. I am so happy for you.”
Tom and Dustin tied the knot last Saturday in a romantic ceremony in the grounds of Bovey Castle in Devon. Tom shared a photo from his and Dustin’s wedding day, writing: “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!” Dustin posted a photograph taken at a quieter moment after the wedding, showing him and Tom stood on a bridge, holding hands and gazing into each other's eyes. The 42-year-old joked alongside: "So… what did you get up to this weekend?"
Music was said to have played an important part in the proceedings, with a string quartet playing as the pair walked down the aisle, and members of the London Gay Men's Choir singing Marry You by Bruno Mars once the couple were officially wed. It's been reported that Tom's mum Debbie paid a very touching tribute during the speeches to Tom's late father Rob, who sadly passed away from a brain tumour in 2011. The evening came to a close with an impressive fireworks display in the grounds of the castle.