Happy grooms … the world’s first three-way same-sex marriage. Picture: Carters News Agency.
Who was it that said two’s company, three’s a crowd?
It certainly doesn’t apply to the three men who tied the knot in what is thought to be the world’s first three-way same-sex marriage.
Joke, 29, Bell, 21 and Art, 26, exchanged vows during a marriage-style ceremony on Valentine’s Day at their home in Uthai Thani Province, Thailand.
The grooms have become internet sensations since photos from their big day went viral.
In what they described as the happiest day of their lives, they walked down the aisle dressed in suits and exchanged vows and rings.
Although same-sex marriages are not recognised as legitimate under Thai law, the trio were able to consummate their love under Buddhist law.
“Some people may not agree and are probably amazed by our decision, but we believe many people do understand and accept our choice,” Bell said.
“Love is love, after all.”
Art and Joke first met through business and while working closely in 2010 their relationship blossomed into a romance. They have lived together ever since.
The couple met Bell frequently at parties before the trio realised they all had feelings for each other.
“We thought what better way to show our love for each other by getting married,” Art said.
“It might seem strange to some, but many people understand our bond and the reasons we got married.”
Joke said they “love each other and live together like brothers”, something he hoped the world could understand.