The 9th of January 2018 will go down as a historic day for our nation - the day same-sex couples were (finally) officially allowed to get married.
In Australia, there needs to be a month's notice of intent to marry so those couples who planned to get married as soon as the Marriage Equality Act passed last month could say 'I do' from today. A few couples were granted permission to hold their weddings earlier because of illness and international travel.
Just after midnight, gay couples began to gather in front of their family and friends to take their vows and finally achieve marriage equality.
Kelly Mackenzie and Kirsty Albion wed at Sandridge Estate on 6 January after successfully lodging a special Notice of Intended Marriage form, making theirs the first same-sex marriage in Tasmania.
And this bride-to-be posted possibly our favourite picture of the day:
Congratulations to all the happy couples!
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