Unbelieva-bull! Bull gets wedding at Shropshire farm

What a moooving day for this bull!

It’s not every day a bull gets to wed the bride of his dreams but Wombridge stood proudly for photos with a blushing bride.

The 10-year-old has witnessed so many weddings at Morrells Wood Farm, Leighton, that owners Derek and Sue Harper thought it would only be fair for him to take part in one - especially as 2019 will see him head into retirement!

The county farm has worked in partnership with top wedding venue The Wroxeter, near Shrewsbury, to host weddings since 2016.

The Shropshire Farm Weddings venture has seen huge success, winning the regional UK Wedding Industry Newcomer in its first year, Best Event Team the following year and scooping numerous other nominations and awards.

And the venue will open its gates to the public on the weekend of May 11 and 12 so guests can see what the Farm and Festival wedding package involves.

The open weekend has a real outdoor focus and will be run in conjunction with the Ironbridge company, Yurt Maker who will be showcasing a giant “cathedral” yurt.

A working farm, Morrells Wood has its own wedding barn, event field, self catering cottages and shepherd’s huts.

And visitors will be able to say hello to Wombridge, before he retires at the end of the year.

A Limousin bull, named after Wombridge Primary School in Telford, Wombridge welcomes thousands of county schoolchildren in to learn about farming and the countryside every year.

Hannah Hall, of The Wroxeter, said: “He’s very soci-a-bull despite his size and was named after one of the primary schools who make frequent visits to the farm.

“A Limousin bull from prize winning stock, he and was born just up the road in Bicton and has fathered over 300 calves during his time at Morrells Wood.

“Farmers Derek and Sue Harper are now on the look out for the new bull in residence – and there are certainly plenty of perks to this job!

“We thought it would be good to celebrate Wombridge’s good work with a little wedding of his own.”

The Wroxeter itself will also be open on Sunday May 12 only, with its own yurt from Yurt Maker in the hotel grounds which can accommodate up to 100 people for a ceremony, drinks reception or buffet food service.

Visitors can also explore the rustic woodland area, which is an enclosed section of the hotel's grounds encircled by trees and away from the hotel building and the hotel’s giant Kata tipis.

Guests will also be able to see the wild flower meadow and talk to staff about hotel themes, including spring, autumn and winter plus Mad Hatter, vintage and many more.

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