Man Weds Man
'Sir Elton John marries Mr Furnish in ceremony at their home' Mailonline 22/12/2014

British singer Sir Elton John has married his long-term partner David Furnish following the introduction of gay marriage laws in the United Kingdom earlier this year.

Sir Elton, one of Britain's most prominent musicians and gay celebrities, announced the wedding by posting an invitation on Instagram.

"Sir Elton John and David Furnish request the pleasure of your company to celebrate their wedding on Sunday the 21st of December," said the invitation, printed against a rose-filled background.

Sir Elton and Furnish later posted pictures from the wedding, including the exchange of vows and the menu, which featured beef short rib, caramelised onion pie, and wedding cake.

The couple wed at their home in Windsor, about 40 kilometres west of London, nine years after entering a civil partnership.

Guests included former footballer David Beckham, his wife Victoria and their children.

Actress Elizabeth Hurley also said on social media that she was attending.

The couple's two young sons, born by a surrogacy arrangement, also attended.

Gay marriage became legal in England and Wales in March and arrangements allowing the conversion of a civil partnership into marriage came into effect earlier this month.

England and Wales are among more than a dozen countries to legalise same-sex marriage, which this month has also entered into effect in Scotland.