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Groom can’t hold back tears seeing paralyized bride walk down aisle
I don't always believe in destiny, but these two were meant to be together. This is beautiful beyond words.
D.G. Sciortino
01.24.23

Some girls spend their whole lives dreaming about the day they get to walk down the aisle.

Chelsie Hill happened to be one of those girls.

Finally, the day came when she met the right man that she wanted to marry.

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Now all she had to master was the walking down the aisle part and she was determined to do that.

Hill was paralyzed from the waist down in a car accident when she was a high school senior.

“My whole life I had imagined standing eye to eye with my husband on my wedding day. After my accident, I wasn’t sure if I would ever find someone who truly loved all of me,” she said.

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While rolling down the aisle in her wheelchair wouldn’t have made that day any less special, she wanted to walk.

“I want to stress that there’s nothing wrong with sitting down in your chair,” Hill told Insider. “But for me growing up, I always imagined myself walking down the aisle.”

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She decided to dedicate the next few months of her life to learning how to walk. This was a surprise she planned for her husband on her wedding day.

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“He didn’t know me when I was walking, so for me, it wasn’t really part of our relationship,” Hill told CBS News. “I made it seem like I was going to roll down the aisle and roll back.”

Hill’s soon-t0-be husband Jay Bloomfield actually makes wheelchairs for a living and said he fell in love with Hill the moment their eyes met.

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While she had stood up with leg braces and walked around before, doing this with a long heavy dress and not being able to see her legs was a different story.

“So, I had to practice for about six months with the leg braces in order to really know that I could stand there and walk with my eyes forward and not fully at the ground the whole time,” she said.

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When the big day came, Hill took her father’s arms and walked down the aisle using a walker to hold her up.

“As soon as I saw Jay, his jaw dropped,” Hill told Insider. “He was just in shock that I was walking because he had no idea.”

When Bloomfield turned around to see his bride, he started to weep.

“You blow me away every single day,” he told her when she got to the end of the aisle.

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Hill’s wedding video was posted online where it ended up going viral and was viewed more than 4 million times.

It is just too sweet! You can check it out below.

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By D.G. Sciortino
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Dina is a contributing writer in Shareably. She's based in Connecticut and can be reached at [email protected]
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