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Win Australia’s First Legal Gay Wedding

Win Australia’s First Legal Gay Wedding

Following on from the historic same-sex marriage vote results last week, a group of Sydney wedding suppliers and gay community groups have come together to create a competition for a couple to win the first ever legal gay wedding in Australia.

While parliament needs to do their job and the timing is still up in the air, the group of optimistic suppliers have been working together for the past three months to come up with a wedding package to the value of almost $40,000.

Couples, from today, can enter the competition that could see them become the first gay couple to legally be married in Australia and in turn have their wedding day expenses all covered.

Iconic venues, styling and event companies have been joined by bridal wear suppliers, photographers and transport businesses to pull all the pieces of a wedding day together.

The event is also being supported by community group Gay Sydney Australia, the 2017 Mr Gay Pride Australia David Francis and local LGBT media outlet Eikon.

Wendy McColl, whose business Kombi Weddings, will provide the wedding day transport, said the competition is a great way for the industry to celebrate the postal survey yes vote.

"We’re believers in humanity & equality, so we were thrilled when Australia voted yes. It’s a great moment in Australian history," McColl said.

"As far as the wedding competition prize is concerned, it’s fantastic and I couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate. The wedding ceremony will be held in the historic Rocks area of Sydney. It will be iconic, symbolic and perfect. We’re honoured and excited to be a part of it."

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Mr Gay Pride Australia 2017 David Francis was one of the many community members that campaigned for the Yes vote.

"It was such a momentous day when the YES vote came through, not only to those who tirelessly campaigned for years to make Marriage Equality a reality, but to so many couples who have waited to have their love recognised equally to everyone else," Francis said.

"We want to celebrate the love and commitment that is so lasting in our community and reward one lucky couple to make their special day one that will make the history books."

Open to both male and female couples, the competition will run until parliament makes a decision on the marriage equality bill, which is expected to be December 7.

A group of finalists will be selected and a winner chosen soon after. To enter or find out more about our exclusive competition go to


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