British Olympic diver Tom Daley married his partner, film director and screenwriter, Dustin Lance Black over the weekend. Daley, 22, and Black, 42, shared photos on Instagram from their Bovey Castle wedding castle in Devon, England.
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! • • • 👔@burberry 👯♂️London Gay Men’s Chorus 📸 @andymacphotofilm • • • #NoRomeo
Despite having been engaged since late 2015, fans were surprised by the nuptials as Daley had Instagrammed from a hospital bed just two days prior to the wedding. Despite recovering from a hip operation on Thursday, Daley was ready for his walk down the aisle.
The wedding ceremony took place outdoors, with Daley in a purple Burberry suit and Black in a navy one. It has been reported that the London Gay Men’s Chorus performed at the wedding.
The night concluded with a fireworks display for the 120 guests in attendance. All of the couple’s romantic photos captured by their wedding photographer, Andy Mac Photography and Filming.
Same-sex marriage has been legal in England in Wales since 2013, however that didn’t stop this wonderful couple and beautiful ceremony from being met with discrimination. Major British Tabloid Daily titled their article, “Tom Daley, 22, and Dustin Lance Black, 42, ‘MARRY’ in romantic Romeo and Juliet ceremony.” People were quick to call out the tabloid for putting quotations around the word marry, which the tabloid does not do for cisgender, heterosexual couples.