Collis & Bradley

By a County Press reporter

Friday, November 16, 2012


Collis-Bradley wedding
AGRICULTURE brought Martin George Collis and Lucy Bradley together at Sparsholt College — and their wedding, at St John the Baptist Church, Northwood, reflected their farming roots, with a pitchfork guard of honour.

The bridegroom, a dairy farm worker, is the son of Mr and Mrs Steven Collis, of Hancock’s Farm, Fleet. The bride, also a dairy farm worker, is the daughter of Mr and Mrs Paul Bradley, of Crocker’s Farm, Newport.

The bride wore a full-length strapless ivory taffeta dress, with beaded detailing and a long train, with a lace bolero jacket, a tiara and veil. She carried a teardrop bouquet of delphiniums, ivory roses, gypsophilia and eryngium.

She was attended by Julie Bradley and Rose Bradley (bride’s sisters) and Claire Collis (bridegroom’s sister), who wore full-length strapless chiffon dresses in royal blue, with ivory chiffon sashes.

Charlie Blake, Oliver Bradley and Rhys Bradley (bride’s nephews) were pageboys and they wore grey trousers and white shirts, with royal-blue satin waistcoats and cravats.

Michael Ruffle was the best man, with Shaun Taylor and Jack Bradley (bride’s brother) as ushers.

Family friend Canon Graham Morris officiated, with the Rev Roger Whatley performing the readings.

After the couple left the church on a tractor, a reception was held in a marquee at a field at Crocker’s Farm, followed by a honeymoon to Cornwall.

Photography by Mandy Meadows of

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