Couples take their vows at the Southbank

Some of the couples taking their vows. Credit: John Stillwell/PA Wire

70 couples tied the knot in a mass wedding ceremony held at the Royal Festival Hall earlier today. Among the group of loved-up pairs were 15 same-sex couples. This Big Wedding weekend is part of the Festival of Love programme celebrating the legalisation of same-sex marriages.

Other events happening over this weekend include the Wedding Olympics, Big Wedding Party and Strictly Wedding Ballroom plus much more.

Couples celebrating their wedding on stage. Credit: John Stillwell/PA Wire