Inside Tom Daley and Dustin Lance Black’s Wedding
120 guests gathered at Bovey Castle in glorious Dartmoor to celebrate the wedding of Olympic high-dive medalist Tom Daley and US screenwriter, director, film and television producer, Dustin Lance Black. This power couple, boasting Dustin, leading LGBT rights activist tied the knot in style (we wouldn’t expect anything less!) – take a look with us at all the details which made up their special day…
The rumour mill has been running around the vows exchanged by Tom and Dustin, with The Sun reporting a Shakespearean declaration (“Romeo, Romeo, Wherefore Art Thou Romeo?”) from that infamous balcony scene.
An intimate civil ceremony was followed by a slap-up wedding breakfast dished out at the Great Western Restaurant, with guests being treated to Great British classics – beef wellington, sausages and mash and Eton mess were all on the menu!
As for the cake, Art? Totally!
Making their entrances, Tom, 22, first, followed by Lance, 42, a tuneful string quartet played classical music and, in-tow, flower girls made their way down the aisle (super cute and very traditional!)
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Tom Daley and Lance Black – Thank you for choosing and trusting my team and I to photograph and film your incredibly gorgeous and beautifully emotional wedding at Bovey Castle on Saturday. Great to see this image made The Times today. Wishing you both every happiness. @tomdaley1994 @dlanceblack #wedding #weddingphotography #weddingfilms #awesomepeople
Tom and Dustin’s vows were personal, attesting to their careful organisation of the entire day, each with an eye for detail which allowed their personalities to shine through. Having exchanged rings, members of the London Gay Men’s Choir sang the couple out to popular Bruno Mars track ‘Marry You’.
Heartfelt speeches and tributes followed, with loving words dedicated to the memory of Tom’s dad, Rob, who sadly passed away in 2011. We love how the day was very much tailored around the couple, bringing together everything that they loved, which made for a truly memorable occasion – with a local source calling the ceremony itself “beautiful”.
As with every perfect wedding, a gorgeous fireworks display closed the evening at 10pm, the couple ready to enjoy married life together.
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