LGBTQ wedding are something we all don't even question these days. But did you know that same sex weddings were only legalised in the UK in 2014. We were the 18th country in the World to make same sex marriage legal. Prior to that historic date you could only have a civil partnership in the UK, which were only legalised in 2005. On the first day it was made legal, 678 same sex civil partnerships took place across the UK. Thankfully this change in the law has led to a lot of wonderful celebrity weddings and some great LGBTQ wedding suits.

Elton John and David Furnish LGBTQ wedding suits

Elton John and his long term partner David Furnish were one of the first couples to have a civil partnership in the UK. Their civil partnership took place on 21st December 2005. David wore a classic black tailcoat with dark grey stripe trousers. Completing his look with a black single breasted waistcoat and black tie. Sir Elton wore a black silk Edward length tailcoat and wide leg trousers, finishing his look off with a white shirt and an ivory tie.

For their wedding held on 21st December 2014, 9 years to the day of their civil partnership, they went to Windsor Guildhall to get their wedding certificate. Both Grooms wore dark suits with open necked shirts. Their small reception and blessing was a private affair held at their home. For their reception both Elton and David changed in to black dinner suits with peak lapels, white shirts, black slim ties and white handkerchiefs. Finishing of their look with dark red roses which were a common factor in both their civil partnership and wedding day.

How to achieve their looks

Designer, Marc Jacobs & 'Char' Defrancesco wedding suits

Fashion designer Marc married Char at The Grill in Mahattan on 6th April 2019. Marc chose a slim fit blue lounge suit whilst Char opted for a green velvet dinner jacket with matching bow tie.

How to recreate Char's LGBTQ wedding suit look

Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka wedding suits

For their LGBTQ wedding suits actor Neil Patrick Harris and Broadway star turned chef David Burtka wore matching Tom Ford custom made dinner suits. (Tom Ford's off the peg dinner jacket (only) start from £2790.00!) With Neil opting for a waistcoat and white dress studs whilst David chose no waistcoat and black dress studs.

How to recreate Neil and David's look

Jim Parsons and Todd Spiewak LGBTQ Grooms wedding suits

The Big Bang Theory actor Jim Parsons (better known as Sheldon) married Todd Spiewak in May 2017. Their same sex wedding was held at the legendary Rainbow Room in the Rockefeller Center in New York. For their ceremony both Jim and Todd again chose Tom Ford black dinner suits. But come the evening both Todd and Jim changed their jackets. Todd opting for a white peak lapel dinner jacket and Jim for a burgundy velvet.

Recreating Jim and Todd's LGBTQ wedding suits

Ian Waite and Drew Merriman matching wedding suits

Ex UK Strictly Come Dancing professional, Ian Waite married his RAF pilot Drew Merriman on 22nd July 2017. Their wedding too place in the 18th Century Sculpture Gallery at Woburn Abbey. Both Ian and Drew chose to wear matching suits for their same sex wedding. They both wore classic black tailcoats and stripe trousers. Opting for pink jacquard waistcoats, ivory self-tied cravats and pocket squares.

Achieving their LGBTQ wedding suit look

LGBTQ wedding suit customers

Just a small few of our LGBTQ Grooms that all looked amazing on their wedding days.

Who wore what

Mr & Mr Tickle opted for matching made to measure suits but chose different fabrics.

Adam and Wayne had complete matching dark navy made to measure suits with contrasting beige collarless DB waistcoats and matching accessories.

Shane and Aaron Topsfield opted for our hire dinner suits with matching accessories and black satin scoop DB waistcoats. Whilst putting their entourage in to the same style of hire dinner suit but with a black satin scoop waistcoat.

Stace and Craig selected our navy lightweight hire lounge suits with contrasting Ascot grey scoop waistcoats and ties.

Charlie and Joe favoured our hire lounge suits for their wedding in our royal blue mohair fabric. They finished their look with matching Prince of Wales beige DB waistcoats with antique ivory ribbed ties.

John and Daniel went for traditional tailcoat wedding suits. They both wore our hire tailcoats with contrasting trousers and waistcoats .

Matt and Joe both opted for our royal blue hire suits with contrasting Prince of Wales trousers and scoop waistcoats.

Wanting to make a real statement with his suit Dan had a white tailcoat suit made to measure. Whilst his Groom Ben opted for our lightweight hire grey tailcoat. Ben had matching white accessories to Dan's suit.

Sad but true...

Whilst researching in to celebrity same sex marriages I think I have learnt something. Although it should be sung loud and proud (excuse the pun) that they are getting married, a lot of celebrity LGBTQ marriages still pass under the radar. Lots of celebrity same sex couples prefer to have low key, smaller non-media events. I have to ask myself is this due to the fact that in society LGBTQ weddings are still not accepted generally? Could it be that some of the bigger magazines/websites are scared of doing the big media circus about them in the same way as they would a celebrity in a heterosexual wedding? or is the quiet wedding exactly what they want?

Guess this is something I will never know. What I do hope is that, as with everything, this attitude changes and we are able to see many more celebrity LGBTQ weddings moving forward.

I have to be honest, I admit, I would love to have been able to have a glimpse at the wedding suits worn by the following celebrities and their husbands. Designer Tom Ford, singer Barry Manilow, designer Michael Kors, Queer Eyes Tan France to name but a few.