Two newlyweds have become the first couple in Britain to tie the knot in a Church of Scientology chapel.
Louisa Hodkin and Alessandro Calcioli, both 25, walked down the aisle in the historic ceremony after winning a landmark legal battle at the Supreme Court to exchange vows at the church.
Dressed in white and holding a white and red bouquet of flowers, the new Mrs Calcioli beamed as she emerged from the ceremony arm in arm with her new husband.
As they walked out of the Church of Scientology in Blackfriars, London, the newlyweds were greeted by the waiting press.
A couple who won a human rights case in the UK's highest court are due to marry in a Church of Scientology chapel in London today.
Scientologists Louisa Hodkin and Alessandro Calcioli, both 25 and from East Grinstead, West Sussex, began making plans after the Supreme Court ruled that a Scientology church was a "place of meeting for religious worship".
Miss Hodkin took legal action after the registrar general of births, deaths and marriages refused to register the London Church Chapel for the solemnisation of marriages under the 1855 Places of Worship Registration Act - because it was not a place for "religious worship".
She said that she was "extremely happy" and proud that her victory had ended "inequality".
Scientologist Louisa Hodkin - who wants to marry in a Church of Scientology chapel - won a Supreme Court battle today when judges ruled that the Scientology church was a "place of meeting for religious worship".