Elton John and his long-time civil partner David Furnish have finally taken advantage of the UK's recent equality developments by becoming officially married in a ceremony on Sunday (December 21st 2014).

Elton John and David Furnish in Las Vegas
Elton John and David Furnish wed following new legislation

One of the world's most beloved same-sex couples can now call each other 'husband' following legal proceedings at the weekend, thanks to a reform in the UK over same-sex marriage earlier this year. The rock legend has been in a relationship with filmmaker Furnish for more than twenty years, and in a civil partnership for nine. 

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The ceremony took place at their home in Windsor with a several high-profile celebrities among the guests such as David Beckham, Ed Sheeran and David Walliams. But Elton was happy to share his special day with the world as he posted a series of pictures from the event for his Instagram followers. Photos from the lavish ceremony included a snap of the wedding menu, on which was listed: Wild Mushroom Soup and Truffle Cream, Beef Short Rib and Caramelised Onion Pie with Roast Potatoes and Parsnips In Horseradish Butter, followed by Warm Chocolate Pudding and Vanilla Ice Cream alongside Wedding Cake.

That's the legal bit done. Now on to the ceremony! #ShareTheLove @DavidFurnish

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Two other very important guests at the ceremony were their sons Zachary and Elijah, who were born in 2010 and 2013 respectively via surrogate. Elton and David entered into a civil partnership at Windsor Guildhall nine years ago on Sunday, becoming one of the first gay couples to do so. Now they continue to be solid icons for couples everywhere - gay, straight or otherwise - by finally becoming officially married.

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The legislation finally came into effect in England and Wales in March 2014, with Scotland soon following in December.

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