Photos: Seattle's big fat gay wedding

On a historic Seattle day, City Hall hosted a bevy of free marriages for same-sex couples Sunday. Some photo highlights.
On a historic Seattle day, City Hall hosted a bevy of free marriages for same-sex couples Sunday. Some photo highlights.

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Freya Wormus, left, and Alex Martin sewed their wedding gowns 10 years ago when they made their commitment together.

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Judge Karli Kristine Jorgenson officiates at the City Hall marriage of Keith Bacon, left, and Corianton Hale.

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Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn talks to the crush of media who came to witness the first same-sex marriages.

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Grooms held hands tight during the ceremonies.

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Karen Swanson, left, and Lynn Giles show off their rings.

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Allison Kelsey and Johanna Flynn prepare to feed each other cupcakes donated by Cupcake Royale for the event.

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Colorful cupcakes were among the many foods and beverages donated by local businesses to celebrate the weddings.

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Stephen Austin and Michael Pirkle pose for pictures on the plaza of City Hall.

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This happy couple put on a show with a dramatic kiss.
 
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Emotions were high in the crowd who waited to cheer on the newly married couples.
 
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Bob Clark, left, and Dr. Peter Shallit have been together 14 years. They said they appreciated everything the Mayor did to organize this celebration.
 
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Allison Kelsey and Johanna Flynn have been waiting 23 years for this day to finally wed.
 
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Happy couples promenaded down the steps to a receptive crowd.
 
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Children handed out flowers to the wedding couples as they emerged. 
 

 

  

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