The bride and bride – same-sex couple celebrate Sunderland’s first gay wedding

Dawn (blonde) and Emma Donkin get married.

Dawn (blonde) and Emma Donkin get married.

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MEET Sunderland’s first officially married gay couple.

Dawn and Emma Donkin tied the knot during an emotional wedding ceremony at the Civic Centre on April 22.

Dawn (blonde) and Emma Donkin get married.

Dawn (blonde) and Emma Donkin get married.

The women, who have been in a relationship for nine years, were stunned when they heard that theirs was the city’s first gay marriage, and said they hope it paves the way for more couples to follow suit.

 

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