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Lorraine Kelly leaves fans ‘crying’ as she conducts ‘beautiful’ gay wedding live on her show – but some accuse – Daily Mail

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Lorraine Kelly celebrated the ten year anniversary of the first same sex marriages in the UK on Wednesday, by conducting a gay wedding on her show.

The presenter, 64, officiated the nuptials of Lorraine fans Gavin and Luke in a moving ceremony, live on TV.

She donned an eye-catching sparkly rainbow-striped dress for the occasion, while the grooms’ families were in attendance in the ITV studio.

Luke and Gavin were taken shopping for new suits for their big day by stylist Mark Heyes, while Lorraine received some advice from trained celebrant Aled Jones, who gushed that being a celebrant is ‘the most joyful thing you can do’.

Speaking ahead of the ceremony, Luke admitted: ‘My palms are sweating now. It’s all becoming very, very real.’

The presenter, 64, officiated the nuptials of Lorraine fans Gavin and Luke in a moving ceremony, live on TV

She donned an eye-catching sparkly rainbow-striped dress for the occasion, while the grooms' families were in attendance in the ITV studio

His mother Ann declared: ‘I’m feeling well over the moon because this is my last baby, I’m not having anymore! And he’s finally made me happy by getting married but you know what? The best thing is Gav.

Speaking about her future son-in-law, she said: ‘Gav is, he’s just another son. That’s all I can say to you and I’m so happy. At this moment in my life, it’s the best thing that’s ever happened. 

‘I just can’t tell you, I’ve been so excited but at the same time, trying to hold back because I want to be strong for them you know. I want to be there, I want to be their backbone basically.’

While Gavin’s sister added: ‘I’m very excited for them both, can’t wait. It’s very special to be able to celebrate with them both.’

Once all the guests were seated in the studio in front of the draped pink altar and floral backdrop, Lorraine said: ‘Without further ado, let’s welcome our grooms Luke and Gavin!’

The couple walked in arm-in-arm with their mothers, wearing coordinating suits with white rose boutonnieres.

Opening the ceremony, Lorraine said: ‘Luke and Gavin, we’ve done all of the legal paperwork and now we’re ready to begin our blessing. 

‘We’ve all gathered here today, with your friends and family to witness your commitment to one another and to celebrate the beautiful love that you hold in your hearts both of you. 

Once all the guests were seated in the studio in front of the draped pink altar and floral backdrop, the couple entered in arm-in-arm with their mothers, wearing coordinating suits

Lorraine said: 'It’s a real privilege for me to be a witness to your wedding and to show people across the country that love is love'

An emotional Gavin shared his vows first, followed by Luke, before the couple exchanged rings and promised ‘to love each other today, always and forever’

Lorraine told them: 'Now, in front of your loved ones and of course the whole country, I pronounce you husband and husband. You can now kiss the groom both of you!'

‘It’s a real privilege for me to be a witness to your wedding and to show people across the country that love is love.’

An emotional Gavin shared his vows first, followed by Luke, before the couple exchanged rings and promised ‘to love each other today, always and forever’.

Lorraine told them: ‘It’s gorgeous, thank you both. Now, in front of your loved ones and of course the whole country, I pronounce you husband and husband. You can now kiss the groom both of you!’ 

After the men embraced, an emotional Lorraine said: ‘It’s lovely, so lovely. How are you both feeling? I think I can tell by both of your smiles. Of course, very emotional. 

‘I can’t thank you enough for sharing your day with us, it’s been so lovely, so gorgeous and for everyone to be here as well on this really special occasion.’

The host then gave the newly married couple two special surprises, revealing that TUI were treating them to a romantic honeymoon in Santorini.

She also showed them a special message from singer Anastasia, as the couple had gotten engaged at one of her concerts.

While Alfie Boe arrived in the studio to serenade the newlyweds with a special rendition of Foreigner’s I Wanna Know What Love Is.

The host then gave the newly married couple two special surprises, revealing that TUI were treating them to a romantic honeymoon in Santorini

While Alfie Boe arrived in the studio to serenade the newlyweds with a special rendition of Foreigner's I Wanna Know What Love Is

Viewers were in tears watching the 'beautiful' and 'refreshing' wedding, with many voicing how proud they were of the progress of LGBTQ+ rights in the UK

Viewers were in tears watching the ‘beautiful’ and ‘refreshing’ wedding, with many voicing how proud they were of the progress of LGBTQ+ rights in the UK.

They shared:  ‘Can’t believe (okay I can) I’m crying at #lorraine this morning; Congratulations boys love is love I’m proud to be gay #lorraine thank you Lorraine for supporting LGBTQ community xx’

‘It’s so refreshing to see a wedding, especially a gay wedding on morning tv. Thank you @reallorraine for helping us celebrate 10 years since it was all legalised in the UK!; Awwwww this is so lovely. Luke and Gavin are bloody adorable.’

‘props to #Lorraine and her team!! the media landscape is so hostile to anything queer, and she’s showed herself to be a true ally with today’s wedding. lovely, lovely stuff to celebrate ten years of gay marriage; This is so beautiful xx’.

‘The wedding may have been a bit cringe but I’m happy for them both. As a gay guy myself. I’m really proud to see how far we’ve come; I’m already crying, brings back wonderful memories of my wedding’. 

However, many others were less impressed with the ceremony, calling it ‘tacky’ and accusing Lorraine of ‘sidelining’ and ‘upstaging’ the couple, by making their big day about herself.

However, many others were less impressed with the ceremony, calling it 'tacky' and accusing Lorraine of 'sidelining' and 'upstaging' the couple, by making their big day about herself

They wrote: ‘They’ve proper sidelined the wedding, it’s now filler which is a shame because the grooms deserve better. Imagine your own wedding being sidelined; imagine having a wedding with commercial breaks in it’.

‘The men getting married on #Lorraine seem absolutely lovely and it’s all very sweet but I cannot imagine anything worse for myself than doing this on live TV; I would hate to get married on live TV’.

‘Just switched on @itv and was blinded by the abomination Lorraine is wearing, to find out its for a TV wedding. I mean the whole thing is just tacky but #lorraine has totally upstaged the grooms, I hope they’ve had a nicer ceremony already away from this technicolour crime scene!’

‘Oh dear. Not the slightest bit cringe or tacky; This is some hamfisted attempt to get a NTA’.

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