Clive and Francis
Clive, 45, and Francis, 47, are planning to convert their civil partnership into a marriage in a ceremony in Malta next year. After 18 years together, they’ve waited a long time for their commitment to be fully recognised in law and are so looking forward to sharing the all-important moment with their loved ones.
They’re not the only ones excited about the whole occasion of course and two of their closest friends, Nadiya and Will, decide to commission a unique portrayal of this popular couple, inspired by the words of a select group who have known each other now for nigh on 20 years.
We all enjoy time-travelling in our information gathering, with my asking questions that take us all back to before Francis and Clive had even met and, step by step, through to the present day. Their friends delight in telling their tales of course: some perspectives coinciding to create hilarious snapshots of events, others summing up how their relationship has matured over time and many sharing all that the friendship of these men has meant over the years.
The final cut is entirely apt, authentic and true to life. When their friends present them with their biography, full of all that shared experience, warmth and wisdom, Clive and Francis are overwhelmed. It is the perfect way for those who love them to tell them so. It is a fitting tribute to their lives, their love and their future. It is the ideal way to celebrate their union.