The principal plaintiffs in the case that struck down Virginia's ban on gay marriage exchanged vows on Saturday.

Tim Bostic and Tony London, who have been together for 25 years, married at Christ and St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Ghent. The men were issued a marriage licenses in October but held off on holding a ceremony.

“We are excited and nervous,” Bostic told 13News Now on the eve of the wedding. “It may seem silly after 25 years to be nervous about getting married, but never having thought this day would come and having it right around the corner helps us understand the importance of marriage. Having so many of our loved ones in town brings home how meaningful marriage is, and it validates why we worked so hard to get here.”

The couple walked down the aisle holding hands.

The men's application for a marriage license was denied in 2013 by Norfolk Clerk George Schaefer. An appeals court upheld a lower court's ruling striking down Virginia's ban. On October 6, 2014, the Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal in the case, effectively legalizing such unions in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and West Virginia. After being the first gay couple to receive a marriage license from Schaefer, London reportedly said, “It was a pleasure suing you,” to which Schaefer replied, “I enjoyed being sued.”