Rockliffe Hall wedding photography…

bride and groom walking from church under and umbrella

Sam and Tom’s Rockliffe Hall wedding

Wedding Q&A from the heart.

How long have you known each other? 6 years and 4 months.

How did you meet? My friend Nadia said her sister asked if we wanted a drive out to Whitby with a group of her friends (all lads). Nadia then started dating Tom’s best friend Glen from that night. Tom was always with Glen and I was always with Nadia so did a lot together.

Can you share your proposal story?  Tom came home and I was cooking tea and hoovering. He’d pretended to have been to golf but he’d been with my step dad to buy the ring. He asked me to stop hoovering and put it away. Me thinking ‘why I’ll just finish it off’.  He eventually got me to put it away by promising he’d do it the next day. I heard him call me but when I went to see what he wanted he denied shouting me (later said he was so nervous) a few seconds after he stood in front of me with the cutest face, got down on one knee, said my full name and will you marry me showing me my dream ring. He’d also planned for our parents to come over for champagne once I’d said yes (positive thinking).

Which venues did you view before you settled on Rockliffe Hall? Headlam hall.

What was the best moment of your day? Stood together in the church.

What would your dream wedding breakfast menu be? Starter/Main/Desert?  Paté, parmo & chocolate fudge cake. Sadly Rockliffe hall never had this option haha…

Would you change anything about your day if you could do it again? No marzipan with the white chocolate on the cake. White chocolate only.

Do you feel any different now you’re married? Feel excited to have babies lol.

How’s married life?  Amazing

Have you got a wedding top tip?  Stop and just take moments of the day in as its crazy how fast it goes.

Invite one more guest alive or dead, can be a celebrity or someone you know, who would it be and why? Our great friend Glen Cockin who is sadly no longer with us. He was not only a great friend of us both. He also was such a big part of the start of mine and Tom’s journey.

Is there one song that reminds you of your wedding day? Kenny Chesney – You had me from hello.

On your wedding day what time did you go to bed?  Truthfully, room at 4am, sleep at 5am

Which is your favourite Gary Walsh wedding photograph and why? There’s so many great ones to pick just one but the one of me and my mum before the church is very special to me due to her sadly passing away just over 2 months later.

groom wiping a tear from his face as the parents look on
bridesmaid holding her flowers in the air
bridesmaids have their make up applied
male wedding party walking and hugging
groom looking out of the window at Rockliffe Hall
bride and groom walking from church under and umbrella
bride and bridesmaids throwing their flowers in the air
bridal party walking and laughing outside Rockliffe Hall
bride and groom embrace outside Rockliffe Hall
bride laughing with friends during reception
bride and groom kissing stood by their wedding cake
shot of bride and groom laughing sat at the top table with mum


I’ve listed below the brilliant team that helped bring Sam and Tom’s Rockliffe Hall wedding together.

Cake – Burnett 4 Cakes 

Video – Bennett Media 

Makeup – HFS MUA

Hair – All Dolled Up

Band – Last Anthem 

Photobooth – Picture book party booth

Fire dancers – Jade Cotton

Church music – Holly Ritchie

Dance floor and up lighting- Magnum

Casino entertainment- L.M.S. events & entertainments 

Chalk signs – Kate Ogilvie

Stationary – Rosewood_co

Flowers – Valerie Rose

Cars – Campbell wedding cars

Magician – Luke Howells 

Brides dress – Elizabeth George 

Bridesmaid dress – Christian Alexander

Suits – Bakers 

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