Love Stories

When Tom proposed to his beautiful Bride Tiffany, whilst in The Yorkshire Dales, after a nostalgic trip to Newcastle where they both studied at university, the heavens opened and almost ruined Tom’s plan. Fast forward almost exactly two years to their wedding day and the rain returned, but it certainly wasn’t going to dampen anyone’s spirits! Tiffany and her dad John left for Bolton Percy church and she looked every bit the beautiful bride in her princess gown with sweetheart neckline. Her Bridesmaids, Bianca, Hannah, Katie and Suraya wore cornflower blue beaded gowns.

Tiff walked down the aisle to John Legend’s ‘All of Me’, played by Violinist Lauren Hinds, and during the ceremony, her brother Jack read a passage from Corinthians 13, ‘Love is Patient, Love is Kind.’

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears. When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me.  For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.

And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.                                                                                                                  

Once back at Hornington, the newlyweds enjoyed reception drinks and canapes before being seated in the Wedding Barn, which looked beautiful. The entrance was lined with white flowers and lush green foliage, and either side of the door sat large floral displays sat high on stone columns. Their table plan greeted guests as they entered and directed them to their seats. Each table was named after place special to Tom and Tiff, with a little description of why it meant so much to them. Their Honeymoon destination South Africa, Derby which was the birth pace of their beloved puppy penny who they both adore, both Tom and Tiff’s childhood holiday destination Majorca, and maybe most importantly GSAL, The Grammar School at Leeds, where they met and soon became best friends. Each had a little bottle of homemade gin, either Rhubarb and Ginger or Chocolate Orange, at their place setting. At the back of the barn sat their stunning cake made by Blossom Tree Cake Company, with marble icing, handmade sugar flowers and gold leaf. The three tiers were all different flavours- zesty lemon, chocolate orange and passionfruit and vanilla.

Tom thanked their family and friends for joining them on their special day, with a special thanks to guests who had travelled the world to be there- South Africa to St Ives, North Carolina to Hong Kong. Tom thanked Tiff’s mum and dad John and Suzy for the great times they have spent together over the last 10 years and for all their help in relation to the wedding. He thanked his own parents for their constant support towards both him and Tiff, and more recently their help in fixing, decorating and shaping their first home together.

Tom’s Best Man and best friend for 20 years, Elliot, and Groomsmen Arran, Benjamin, Jack, Matthew and Robert planned a 4 day stag in Madrid where they were joined by 27 of Tom’s best friends, and was quite possibly the best weekend of his life (until now, of course!).

He was absolutely gushing about his beautiful bride Tiffany, who is an amazing woman and makes him smile every day. While she may only be 5ft 2 on a good day, she has the heart of a lion and would do anything for those she loves. Tom gets to see every side to Tiffany and spend so much of his time with her, and for that, he thinks he is the luckiest man in the world.

As evening fell, Tom and Tiff shared their first dance to Bill Wither’s ‘Lovely Day’ before the party began and once everyone was on the dancefloor, there really was no stopping them! It was such a fantastic evening, and was followed by a second celebration on Sunday. Luckily the rain stayed away and they all enjoyed lots of food, plenty of drinks and games on the front lawn.

We wish you both all the happiness in the world as Mr and Mrs Holroyde and thank you for sharing your special day with us at Hornington. To the Bride and Groom!

Suppliers on the day


Blossom Tree Cake Company


Natasha Cadman Weddings


James Chadwick TriCaptur


Lucy MacNicoll Floral Design


The Bridal Collection, Harrogate- Caroline Castigliano

Make up

Lauren Rippin