The big day finally arrived for Rodney and Warren Gill on Wednesday as they became the first same sex couple to be married on the Mid North Coast following the passing of the Marriage Equality Bill last year.
They signed the necessary paperwork on Saturday, December 9, this being the first day that same sex couples could register to be wed.
Surrounded by family and friends, the couple wed in the backyard of their Taree home.
“We wanted to have it at home,” Rodney said.
He was visibly excited just moments before the wedding.
“It’s fantastic and we’re ecstatic.”
The couple has been together for two years.
Jason Nicholson was the celebrant for the wedding after presiding over Rodney and Warren’s commitment ceremony six months ago.
He added that he was overjoyed to see the same sex marriage bill passed.
They will have their honeymoon at Deception Bay on the Gold Coast.