A couple, Denise and Kristiana Taylor who were once married as man and woman in 1996 are renewing their vows as a same-sex couple.
But five years ago Kristiana, who was born a man, revealed she wanted to transition into a woman.
Denise supported the decision and the couple, who have one son Stephen, 14, are now renewing their vows as a same sex.
Kristiana, 49, who left school at 16 to join the Royal Navy and served in the Gulf War, said:
“We both get to wear the dress this time. It’s a blessing and a celebration of the 60-odd people that are invited, saying thank you for the support as we’re so thankful.
The midwife said: “I had my suspicions for quite some time…It was a relief more than anything.
The way I saw it was that the inside’s not changing, and that’s what I married – so the outside didn’t make much difference.” The couple, of Kent, will renew their vows later this year on the 17th of August.