It's a wedding video that could leave the most stone-hearted of people in tears - Kelly-Marie Stewart walked down the aisle on her wedding day with nothing but an arm for support. WOW, just wow!

At just age 21, Kelly-Marie Stewart was paralysed from the waist down and was told she would probably never walk again. Now, age 31, she can say that she has defied the odds and walked down the aisle at her wedding to greet her hubby James Lovelady. Amazing!

The Hollyoaks star looked stunning in her classic white wedding dress, as she held onto her father on what was undoubtedly the best day of her life. Then what’s even more amazing is she then walked back down the aisle on her hubby’s arm!

The mum-of-one got married last month at Peckforton Castle in Cheshire.

After noticing severe pins and needles in her feet in 2005, Kelly-Marie was sent to hospital for tests. Two days later she was paralysed from the waist down and was diagnosed with Guillain-Barre Syndrome.

She became the first disabled actress to play a main part on on the Chester-based soap as Hayley Ramsey.


Guillain-Barre Syndrome is a very rare disease which effects the nervous system, causing it to attack the spine. However, some patients who have contracted the syndrome are able to recover some movement and feeling over time, which is what has happened to Kelly-Marie.

The newlywed admitted that she went through months of gruelling neurological physiotherapy to build enough strength to walk down the aisle, and even confessed that she wasn’t nervous about it beforehand!

She said: ‘I got emotional walking with my dad. I wanted to surprise him as well as James. We only invited close friends and family, so everyone in that room were people who had thought I’d never get out of the wheelchair, they were the people who had been on that journey with me for the last ten years.’
Her wedding video was created by ‘Capture Your Moments‘. A representative from the company wrote: ‘Kelly has overcome a very traumatic time in her life to become the wonderful woman she is today and along with James, who is also a super person, I am sure their future will be one great long journey of happiness.’
The couple are now on their well deserved honeymoond in the Maldives. Congratulations to the newlyweds!
Alice Murray