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Farming champ leaves wedding in a loader

When James Chapman got married, we’d have eaten our hats if there hadn’t been a nod to farming on the big day.

Luckily our hats will remain in tact, because when James married Anna Blythe the happy couple left the church and travelled 2km to their reception on the front of a Manitou loader…


James was National Chairman of the Young Farmers when he won the Farmers Weekly Farming Champion Award in 2011. He was also awarded an MBE in the Queens honours last year.

350 guests attended the wedding in Long Itchington, Warwickshire, mostly from the farming community.

Thanks to Anna’s dad Mick for sharing the pictures with us.

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Rachel Jones

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