Northern Ireland’s first same-sex couple to transform their civil partnership into a marriage have said it is a wonderful day.
Cara McCann and Amanda McGurk celebrated on the steps of Belfast City Hall.
Couples in more than 1,300 same-sex civil partnerships can tie the knot in the North from Monday.
Ms McCann said: “We fought long and hard for the right to marry.”
She added: “We want to thank everyone who was part of this great movement for love and equality, and which has delivered this wonderful, positive change for our society.”
It followed a lengthy campaign and legislative change at Westminster while Stormont powersharing was suspended.
Stormont Finance Minister Conor Murphy said 32 couples planned to convert their civil partnerships this week.