A wheelchair-bound bride surprises her groom by walking down the aisle at their wedding.

Chelsie Hill dreamed of walking down the aisle on her wedding day. She wasn’t sure she’d be able to do so after a tragic car accident in 2010 paralyzed her from the waist down.

Chelsie attended a high school party and got into a car with a friend who had had too much to drink. The vehicle collided with a tree, rendering her paralyzed from the waist down.

Chelsie began dancing at the age of three and was competing by the age of five. But, at 17, after doctors told her she’d never walk again, Chelsie realized she didn’t just walk; she also danced.

As a result, she founded Rollettes, a wheelchair dance group in Los Angeles, in 2012 to show that “dance is dance, whether you’re walking or rolling.”

Chelsie, 29, put on her wedding gown and prepared to walk down the aisle on their wedding day, 11 years after the accident, to surprise her then-husband-to-be, Jay Bloomfield, 34.

Chelsie pulled off the surprise by using leg braces and a walker covered in white fabric. Her Galia Lahav custom bridal gown had a skirt that could be removed to make the transition from standing to sitting easier.

Chelsie met Jay in 2014, and the couple will tie the knot at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach on September 24, 2021. On the other hand, the groom had no idea his bride had planned something extra special for their wedding day.

Chelsie told Insider, “I want to emphasize that there is nothing wrong with sitting in your chair.” «However, I always imagined myself walking down the aisle as a child.»

«And I just wanted to have that heart-to-heart with him and stand there eye to eye with him,» she added. «That was just something that was very important to me.»

Chelsie had arranged it so that Jay had his back turned to the aisle before she entered the ceremony. His jaw dropped when he turned around as he saw her walking to the altar with her father.

“I lost it. It took everything in me just to keep standing. I’m an emotional guy, and when I saw her, I was just blown away,” Jay recalled of the moment.

Chelsie told the outlet that walking down the aisle was one of her favorite moments of her wedding day. She said she felt like their “souls were locked in on each other” the whole time.

«After my accident, I wondered if I’d ever find someone who truly loved me for who I was. «You have fully accepted, honored, and adored all of me,» Chelsie said in her vows, which she shared on Instagram.

«I wanted to do something I had always wanted to do today.» Stand face to face with me as we make a lifelong commitment to each other.»

The bride’s delight did not end at the altar. Later, at the reception, she and her father entertained guests with a fun father-daughter dance.

The couple began with a slow dance filled with twirls and hugs before speeding up with a medley of upbeat hits such as Soulja Boy’s “Crank That,” MC Hammer’s “U Can’t Touch This,” and Bruno Mars’ “Uptown Funk.”

Chelsie documented their epic dance on her YouTube channel. You can see it here.

Chelsie later used her leg braces for her first dance with her husband, which she described as “special” to them.

In the video below, you can see Chelsie and Jay’s special day.

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