MARRIED couples traditionally leave church in a plush luxury car.
But newly-weds Chris Pocock and Helen Lockwood left their ceremony in a much more unusual style - aboard a farm tractor!
Chris’ family own Totley Hall Farm in Sheffield and the happy couple tied the knot before a packed congregation at Christ Church in Fulwood.
Chris, 35, works as a farmer and agricultural contractor, and met care worker Helen, 28, around 18 months ago.
“I spend a lot of time driving tractors around,” Chris said. “I was talking to my fiancee and it seemed kind of appropriate and just a bit of fun.
“We’re a sheep farm, but I also do a lot of contracting throughout the summer, providing hay and silage to both farming and equine customers all around the south side of Sheffield.”
He said Helen once vowed she would never even go out with a farmer - let alone marry one.
“I think she’s really excited, actually - she didn’t know anything about farming, but she’s enjoying finding out about the animals.
“It’s a steep learning curve. In a sense it’s like learning a completely different language.”
Despite their novel exit, Helen didn’t take any chances on being late for her wedding - she arrived at the ceremony by car.
And as part of the reception, guests enjoyed a barn dance on the farm.
“Eventually me and Helen will live on the farm together,” Chris said. “My parents live in the farmhouse at the moment, but we anticipate moving up to the farm- house in the next couple of years.”
The couple are honeymooning at a cottage near Harlech in North Wales.
“We’re renting a cottage overlooking the sea.
“We just thought it would be nice and quiet, in the middle of nowhere,” Chris said.
Chris’ mum and dad, Jenny and Edwin, took over Totley Hall Farm almost 30 years ago.