A BRIDE saw her husband run out on their wedding celebrations - to look after his pigs.
Jonathan Gibson left the reception while he went home to make sure his 1,600 pigs were fed and watered.
He returned nearly two hours later to enjoy the celebrations but left again at 5am to tend to the animals.
Sarah Bostock, now Mrs Gibson, said yesterday: "It's part of the life, living with Jonathan. The pigs take priority, but I am OK with that."
The couple were married at St Lawrence Church in Rushton Spencer, near Macclesfield, Cheshire.
Seventy guests were treated to Pimms followed by roast beef but, after the meal, 40-year-old Mr Gibson went to check the pigs at Sandbank Farm, where the couple live.
Mrs Gibson, 38, said: "The pigs can't be left on their own for too long. They get bored and start undoing locks and chewing each others ears.
"While he was away, I met all the evening guests on my own.
"It didn't bother me because it is part of the life living with pigs.
"He just went to check they were all right and then came back.
"It didn't surprise anyone because the pigs are part of the family."
Mr Gibson, who has been a pig farmer for more than 25 years, said: "I had to check just in case any of them had got out.
"You never know if something has gone wrong. It's always in the back of your mind."
He met Sarah through the Young Farmers' Club 10 years ago, so she has had plenty of time to accept his love for pigs.