Describe your first meeting:
Tim: Me and best friends had chosen to head out clubbing to revive/relive our early 20’s after having not done so for 7 years together. I, a little worse for wear, saw Cliff on the dance floor and noted it to my two friends dancing with me. I think I remember that we had locked eyes and he came up and said hello. We had spoken before on a dating app but had not met. He was with a girlfriend of his which I am pretty sure was Jen. I told him that I would call him during the week to organize to meet up. I don’t remember seeing him again that night.
Describe a big moment in your relationship:
Tim: When explicitly given the option, Cliff said he would continue to date me when I told him I had relapsed with Stage 4 cancer, only 4 months after we met. He came to the hospital every night after work for 2 months and sat with me. He entertained me, gave me back tickles, cleaned me, got me to the bathroom and dressed up in full contagion gear when I was doing a bubbleboy effort during the transplant to either make me or just himself laugh.
What’s something you both agree on?
– Our mums are the best
– Our dogs are the best
– RuPauls Drag race is a fucking great part of the week
– Our King bed is better than our Queen Bed but not as good as the SuperKing bed we will eventually get
Describe your engagement:
Cliff: It happened on Christmas Eve 2019; we went to a restaurant in Newtown. Tim wanted to see the Christmas lights at the Grounds of Alexandria. When we turned up – that section of the display was closed. Tim wanted to jump over the fence for a quick look, but I didn’t want to, fear that we would get into trouble. Tim was persistent which was out of character for him. One of our Christmas traditions was to open one Christmas present from the tree. I happened to pick an unsuspecting white paper bag. I opened it while in bed and as I was opening the bag, Tim proposed.
What does marrying Cliff mean to you?
Tim: It makes me feel loved even if I don’t know why. It means I can give him something that he wants. It means that I get to grow old with someone that will help father more animals, keep me grounded and encourage me to do what I need to do to make myself happy. It means that I have someone to care for, that examples/models the same, in a way that is rare.
What does marrying Tim mean to you?
Cliff: It means that Tim will be “my person” – the first person I call for good and bad news. Learning to compromise and to put him first. To continue to learn and understand why he does things the way he does.
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