The first same sex marriage took place in Costa Rica right after the landmark law became effective at the midnight of the same day.
“Today, Costa Rica officially recognizes same-sex marriage,” President Carlos Alvarado Quesada wrote on Twitter.
Alexandra Quiros and Dunia Araya were among the lovebirds who tied the knot on Tuesday, holding a marriage ceremony in Heredia.
The couple exchanged vows, kissed as the guests threw petals.
The first same-sex marriage ceremony was broadcast as the culmination of a three-hour programme celebrating marriage equality.
Marriage equality came about after the constitutional court declared in August 2018 that a ban on same-sex weddings was unconstitutional and discriminatory.
The court gave Costa Rica’s parliament 18 months to change the law.
Costa Rica is the sixth country in Latin America to legalize same-sex marriage, following most recently Ecuador, which allowed it last year. It is also permitted in some parts of Mexico.