A Hunterdon County town will hold one of New Jersey's first gay wedding ceremonies shortly after midnight Monday.

The Lambertville ceremony is being made possible by an unexpected state Supreme Court ruling.

The weddings were planned after the high court on Friday refused to delay a lower court order for the state to begin recognizing same-sex marriages at 12:01 a.m. Monday.

Gov. Chris Christie's administration has a pending appeal, but justices said they would not hold up marriages while they consider it.

Lambertville Mayor David DelVecchio and Newark Mayor Cory Booker plan to lead wedding ceremonies for gay couples at 12:01 a.m.

Hoboken, Collingswood and a handful of other towns opened municipal offices Saturday to accept applications for marriage licenses from same-sex couples.