Tractor carts bride off to church for her big day

Hay we go: Newly married bride Emily Glover with her soldier husband Liam Brook and the 1953 Nuffield Universal tractor which pulled her to church on a cart.
Hay we go: Newly married bride Emily Glover with her soldier husband Liam Brook and the 1953 Nuffield Universal tractor which pulled her to church on a cart.
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BEAUTIFUL Doncaster bride Emily Glover turned her back on the traditional Rolls Royce for her wedding.

Prince William and Kate Middleton may be using posh motors to get to Westminster Abbey today.

But 20-year-old Emily turned up in style for her wedding to soldier Liam Brook at St Mary’s Church, Sprotbrough, on the back of a cart pulled by a tractor instead!

Emily decided to turn up to the picturesque village church under the power of a 1953 Nuffield Universal.

And she has plenty of reason to be fond of the vehicle - she helped restore it to its gleaming condition after her family had picked it up in a state of disrepair.

Her dad David and grandfather David both restore antique tractors as a long- standing hobby, with the help of the whole family.

Granddad David was at the wheel as the tractor picked Emily up from the family home on Cadeby Road, Sprotbrough.

He was pulling a cart, with a hay bale inside for Emily to sit in her wedding finery.

Emily went down the aisle to join 20-year-old Liam, a trooper in the Light Dragoons, based in Norfolk, at the altar.

Driver David sat down with the rest of the family wearing the overalls he had been driving in, taking off his flat cap...but leaving a bit of straw in his hair.

After the service, they went for a spin together around Sprotbrough village, with people in the village waving as they passed, before moving on to the reception at the Earl of Doncaster, near the town centre.

Granddad David, from Old Edlington, said afterwards: “Tractors have been a family hobby for a long time, and Emily has been involved in that.

“It was my suggestion that she had one of the tractors to take her to the church. She wasn’t too sure at first, but then she fell in love with the idea.

“It was the talk of the wedding.

“We got a bale of straw and some flowers to put on the trailer and fixed it up to the tractor.

“I was right chuffed to be driving her - I was very proud indeed.”

The couple are now setting up home on Liam’s army base.