Today is the first day same-sex couples can get married in Australia -- here's a look at some of the gorgeous ceremonies

Australian Commonwealth Games sprinter Craig Burns (R) and fiance Luke Sullivan (L) are congratulated by friends after exchanging vows at their marriage ceremony at Summergrove Estate, New South Wales on January 9, 2018. Photo: Patrick Hamilton/AFP/Getty Images

Atfer voting a resounding “yes” in the postal vote survey in November last year, the history-making law allowing same-sex couples to legally marry in Australia passed one month ago, but today is the first day same-sex couples can be wed.

The delay is due to a 30-day notice period required under law for all couples planning to marry.

A waiver on the waiting period can apply in special circumstances, although they are rare.

A number of same-sex couples were wed from the stroke of midnight.

Take a look at some of the photos from the celebrations below.

Australian Commonwealth Games sprinter Craig Burns and Luke Sullivan are applauded as they depart after their marriage ceremony at Summergrove Estate in Carool, New South Wales.

Photo: Patrick Hamilton/AFP/Getty Images

Instead of a traditional white cake, they opted for a colourful creation.

Photo: Patrick Hamilton/AFP/Getty Images

Gillian Brady and Lisa Goldsmith pose after their wedding ceremony at The Court in Perth, Australia.

Photo: Matt Jelonek/Getty Images

Lisa’s daughter Tara (R) walked her down the aisle.

Photo: Matt Jelonek/Getty Images

Teegan Daly and Mahatia Minniecon had a committment ceremony in 2016, but were able to legally tie the knot at midnight at Ferdydurke bar in Victoria.

It was a colourful, vibrant affair.

It’s very rare that I am at a loss for words (just ask Mahatia); but I am truly finding it hard to find the right words to thank the absolutely incredible team of vendors that selflessly and lovingly donated their epic talents to our wedding extravaganza last night. It’s easy to forget sometimes that humans like these still exist, but last night was proof. They are some of the best in the business; utterly professional and amazingly great at what they do, and each and every one of them supported us with the widest of open arms, as if we were old friends. We had such an incredible day and night yesterday, it was surreal, magical and wonderful. Thank you all, a million times over xx ???? @christianmarcphotography • @ferdydurkebar @thealtarelectric @christianmarcphotography @katemakeupart @gingerandgoldbridal @goodgraceandhumour @gooddayrentals_vintage @fidelandsarah @lovekittypimms @notelmelbourne @lunar_red_films @fatandskinnycatering @jamladyjam

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Shelly and Zehavit were married at the Bucket List bar in Bondi Beach in Sydney, New South Wales.

Each attendee had a rainbow flag to wave in honour of the couple.

Craig and Katsu were married under the Sydney Harbour Bridge at 6am this morning.

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