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.
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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