Same Sex Marriage Becomes Official in New York with Midnight Wedding

July 24, 2011 Updated Jul 24, 2011 at 6:18 PM EDT

By WKBW Internet

July 24, 2011 Updated Jul 24, 2011 at 6:18 PM EDT

NIAGARA FALLS, NY (WKBW) - The first legal same sex marriage is in the books after a public ceremony overlooking Niagara Falls just after 12:00 a.m. Sunday morning.

The legal ceremony was performed by Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster, who affirmed the vows just seconds after the clock struck midnight.

Mayor Dyster reportedly had the Falls lit up in the color of a rainbow at his own personal expense. The colors of the rainbow signify the colors of the gay pride flag.

Friends and family of the couple were on hand, which began with an interfaith religious ceremony prior to the midnight nuptuals. There were no protesters at the Falls for the wedding.

Many are expected to head to City Hall in Buffalo and Niagara Falls Sunday afternoon to apply for marriage licenses, which have been opened to specifically accommodate same-sex couples looking to be wed.

A multiple same sex ceremony is planned for Monday at 10a.m. from Niagara Falls, an area looking to capitalize on the expected influx of weddings as a result of the passage of the Marriage Equality act a month ago.

DiCamillo's Bakery has been working on cakes for that event, featuring figurines on top in the form of two men and two women.

Stay with Eyewitness News and for the latest on all the events taking place this weekend regarding same-sex marriage.