Meet Australia’s first wife and wife: Lauren and Amy

Bianca Soldani

Australia has been introduced to our first official Mrs and Mrs, after a NSW couple made history by having the country’s first legal same-sex wedding.

Lauren Price and Amy Laker, said ‘I do’ in a romantic garden ceremony in the Sydney suburb of Camden on Saturday, exactly one week after changes to the marriage act were made to allow same-sex couples to wed.

Normally, two people about to tie the knot have to lodge a ‘notice of intended marriage’ a month before their big day, but this waiting period was waved in Lauren and Amy’s case.

Lauren Price and Amy Laker have made history as Australia's first wife and wife. Photo: Getty
The couple tied the knot in front of 65 of their loved ones on Saturday. Photo: Getty

Lauren, who’s family live in Wales in the UK, had already organised for her relatives to come to Australia to attend her and Amy's civil ceremony, so when the law changed, she was granted an exception, and much to the couple's joy, the ceremony became a legal wedding.

Both brides walked down the aisle dressed in white and holding bouquets of geraniums, sunflowers and baby's breath, while 65 of their loved-ones watched on.

The day was a long time coming for Lauren, 31, and Amy, 29, who have been planning their wedding in the two years since they got engaged.

The couple have been engaged for two years and only had to wait one week after the law was passed to be able to wed. Photo: Getty
They had the standard 30-day wait period waved because Lauren's family had already flown to Australia for their civil ceremony from Wales. Photo: Instagram
Their guests were photographed cheering. Photo: Getty

Now that they’ve started their new life together as wife and wife, they hope to start a family of their own.

“For us being legally married is more about automatically being next of kin,” Amy told the Daily Mail earlier this week.

“Also because we want children so it makes that clearer, this is my child’s other mother, my wife.”

Congrats, ladies!

They're Australia's first official wife and wife. Photo: Instagram
Many more same-sex weddings are expected to take place in the coming weeks and months. Photo: Instagram

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