A total of seventy couples, including fifteen gay couples, have participated in a mass wedding in central London’s Southbank Centre. The art centre’s Festival of Love that is climaxing with Big Wedding Weekend, arranged around six thousand guests who were invited by the lovely couples.
The wedding ceremony was held at revamped Royal Festival Hall and the registrars from the Lambeth Council presided over them. On Saturday, there were four sets of ceremonies and on Sunday, there were two.
The target of the fests was to check the year in which gay wedding became legal in Wales and England. Paul Ryan and Louise Reader were among the pairs who took their wedding vows at the event. Ms Reader stated that she could really imagine a better way, it was just more than fantastic. Her husband told that it is a totally unique experience. It is one of the reasons when they saw about it they wanted to do it.
Couples paid £1000 for the wedding ceremony, photography, registrar as well as a disco in the evening, as well as an extra £1000 for up to forty guests to be a part of a communal banquet. Southbank Centre artistic director Jude Kelly told that they were just thinking how they celebrate love there. Therefore, they come up with this impression that if they invited all couples – old or young, gay or straight, to celebrate their vows together that would be a tremendous symbolic act here.