Nice that Kentish Town-based couple Sinclair Treadway, 20, and Sean Adl-Tabatabai, 32, were the very first in the country to exchange vows at Camden Town Hall (12.01 am, Saturday morning, to put a finer point on it).
Over a hundred guests looked on – no doubt many with a moist eye or two – including Sinclair’s parents who had flown from Los Angeles for the occasion. Meanwhile underrated art-pop collective The Irrepressibles (who we’re big fans of here) performed their song Two Men in Love.
So who are the boys in question? Well, Sean has lived in the borough for ten years and has his own TV production company, having previously worked at MTV on Hawley Crescent. He met his beau, Sinclair, in Los Angeles at the Beverly Hills Hotel last year while on a business trip.
Although Sinclair had never been to London before, since being whisked across the pond he’s “loving living in Kentish Town” – although rumour has it that they ultimately plan on eventually relocating to America. “But it’s incredible,” says Sean, “to think that the man I fell in love with last August I’m now going to spend the rest of my life with.”
“It’s all happened so quickly it’s hard to take it in,” adds Sean, “but I’m just so thrilled and amazed that our wedding is so important, not just to us – but to the rest of England and Wales.”
Agreed. And none other than the hirsute Mayor of Camden himself, Jonathan Simpson (whom we interviewed here) conducted the ceremony, alongside one of Camden’s registrars.
Read all about another local gay couple, Ashley and Jack, who married on Saturday, here.