“Today, at this moment, I wanted to do what I have always dreamed of,” Chelsea Hill said in her wedding vow. This bride gave her husband a special surprise on their wedding day. Chelsea Hill, who is paralyzed from the waist down and uses a wheelchair, tied the knot with Jay Bloomfield on September 24. But before they exchanged vows, Hill, 29, caught Bloomfield, 34, by surprise as she got up to walk. down the aisle. “As soon as I saw Jay, his jaw dropped,” Hill told Insider, explaining that she made him turn around when she and her father entered.
“He was just shocked that I was walking because he had no idea,” she added. To make her dream a reality, Hill used leg braces and a walker, according to Insider. Also, her custom made Galia Lahav wedding dress featured a detachable skirt to make the transition easier.
“I want to emphasize that there is nothing wrong with sitting in a chair,” said Hill, who was paralyzed in a car accident in 2010 when she was 17. “But growing up, I always imagined myself walking down the aisle.” Hill, who founded the wheelchair-based dance team Rollettes, also spoke about the personal meaning of the moment during her wedding vows. “All my life I imagined myself standing face to face with my husband on my wedding day.
After the accident, I was not sure that I would ever find someone who really loves all of me, ”she wrote on Instagram, sharing part of the vows. “You accepted me completely, honored me and adored all my parts. Today, at this moment, I wanted to do what I always dreamed of,” she added. “Stand face to face with you as we pledge our lives to each other. Later in the evening, Hill also stood by as the couple danced their first dance.