Same sex marriage ceremonies take place in the Hunter a month after legislation changes

Signed, sealed and delivered: ‘We did it’ Done deal: Sarah Turnbull and Rebecca Hickson after being married in a ceremony in Newcastle, Tuesday, January 9, 2018. Picture: Dan Himbrechts, AAP
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Love: Rebecca Hickson and Sarah Turnbull make it official.

Wife and wife: Sarah Turnbull and Rebecca Hickson walked down the aisle together.

Done deal: Sarah Turnbull and Rebecca Hickson got married, officially, in front of family and friends at an intimate ceremony at 48 Watt Street, Newcastle, at 8am on Tuesday. They were one of three same sex couples to tie the knot at the venue that day.

Done deal: Sarah Turnbull and Rebecca Hickson after being married in a ceremony in Newcastle, Tuesday, January 9, 2018. Picture: Dan Himbrechts, AAP

It’s time: Rebecca Hickson gets ready to walk down the aisle. Picture: Dan Himbrechts, AAP

Done deal: Sarah Turnbull and Rebecca Hickson were married in a ceremony in Newcastle, Tuesday, January 9, 2018. Officiated by celebrant Monty King. Picture: Dan Himbrechts, AAP

Love: Rebecca Hickson and Sarah Turnbull make it official.

Love: Rebecca Hickson and Sarah Turnbull make it official.

Love: Rebecca Hickson and Sarah Turnbull make it official.

Love: Rebecca Hickson and Sarah Turnbull make it official. Sarah hugs mother, Sue, and grandmother, Betty, after the ceremony at 8am on January 9.

Love: Rebecca Hickson and Sarah Turnbull make it official. Sarah hugs grandmother, Betty, after the ceremony at 8am on January 9.

TweetFacebookNewcastle Herald they wanted tosettheir relationship, andcommitment to one another,in stone.

“We wanted to be a part of history, and to be one of the first couples in to be married under the new Marriage Act,” she said.

A host of photographers, hair and make up artists, stylists, videographers, the venue and the celebrants all donated their time and services for the three same sex ceremonies held at 48 Watt Street on Tuesday.

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