Wikimedia Commons has media related to Wedding ceremonies. Officiants at same-sex weddings may be religiously ordained. Vox website. Special wedding garments are often worn, and the ceremony is sometimes followed by a wedding reception. The first laws enabling same-sex marriage in modern times were enacted during the first decade of the 21st century.
Most religions recognize a lifelong union with established ceremonies and rituals.
Where such partnerships are not legally recognized, the wedding may be a religious or symbolic ceremony designed to provide an opportunity to make the same public declarations and celebration with friends and family that any other type of wedding may afford. The discussion page may contain suggestions. A handfasting is an old Pagan custom, dating back to the time of the ancient Celts. Several other rituals may precede or follow these afore-mentioned rites. Oxford University Press. Pearch met his wife at the resort in