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Big Step Dwarf groom brings special ladder to church on his wedding day

The 28-year old Brit made a creative a way to kiss his bride after saying their marriage vows!

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James Lusted, a dwarf groom went to his wedding with a specially-made stepladder so he could stand next to his bride and look into her eyes as he said his vows.

The 28-year-old groom, at only 3feet and 7inches, has a rare genetic dwarfism condition, and therefore needed a four-step wooden ladder to climb up next to Chloe, his bride who stands at 5ft 7inches.

play James standing on the ladder, and puts a ring on it! (The Classic Photo Company)

As they stood, face to face, and delivered their wedding vows in front of family and friends, James was glad that, at least they got to kiss without his wife having to bend low to seal their vows with a kiss.

play The couple married in St. Margaret's Church, Bodelwyddan, North Wales. (The Classic Photo Company)

“It meant we could have a proper kiss just like any other couple on their wedding day,” he says.

“I had the steps especially made. They actually made me a couple of inches taller than her,” he adds.

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Chloe adds: "There may be a 2ft height difference but when you are in love little things like that don't matter."

play The couple leave the church as they are showered in Confetti (The Classic Photo Company)


James is an actor and Chloe is trainee teacher. The couple tied the knot recently in a traditional ceremony at St. Margaret's Church in Bodelwyddan, North Wales.

play James and Phil Lusted have normal-height parents but were both born with dwarfism.jpg (The Classic Photo Company)

His older brother,  Phil Lusted, who also suffers the condition was best man at the wedding.

Though their parents are of normal height, the brothers were born with a rare genetic condition called Diastrophic Dysplasia.

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