I moo: Farmer couple marry in cow-themed wedding
(From Metro.co.uk, Thursday 24 Nov 2011, by Aidan Radnedge)
Lovestruck farmers Michael Hanson and Hayley Morgan said ‘I moo’ during a cow-themed wedding.
After meeting at a young farmers' event, the couple wanted to tie the knot in a way that celebrated their country lives and, after two-and-a-half years together, they certainly did it in style.
Dressed in a pair of white wellies, the bride arrived at the church, in her home town of Llandefalle, Powys, aboard a 2.8-tonne tractor. After the service, it transported the happy couple to a muddy field at Hayleyâ's parents' farm where they had a wedding portrait taken with a herd of cattle.
The pair, from Eardisland, Herefordshire, had a British Blue-themed wedding cake on their big day in August.
And at the reception, guests, who were directed to tables named after different cows, enjoyed a four-course dinner of, you guessed it, roast beef.
The couple honeymooned in the US state of Texas, the beef farming capital of the world, and spent three weeks touring farming enterprises.
Hayley, 31, said: "We didn't want to be all prim and proper â we just wanted to be us and what we do every day.
I've never been to a wedding like ours but everyone said how great it was. We are really glad we did it the way we wanted to."
Michael, 26, and Hayley, who also runs a part-time business selling rugs and accessories made from British hide, plan to spend their wedding money on a new herd of British Blue cattle.
Hayley added: "I always wanted to run a cattle-related business. This is my passion."