A 3ft 7ins groom took his own specially-made stepladder to church so he could stand next to his bride on his wedding day. James Lusted, 28, who has a rare genetic dwarfism condition, used a four-step wooden ladder to climb up next to his 5ft 7in bride Chloe.
The pair then stood eye-to-eye as they exchanged marriage vows in front of family and friends. The newlyweds then shared a kiss, as Mr Lusted stood on the step.
Mr Lusted was born with a rare genetic condition called Diastrophic Dysplasia. Both his parents are of average height but carried a rare gene. His older brother Phil – who was best man at his wedding – also has the same condition.
The couple, who have been together for three years, got engaged in 2014 at a lakeside jetty in a country park.