Published: 00:00, 30 April 2017
| Updated: 12:04, 30 April 2017
It was the moment she dreamt of - but one she thought would never happen.
Jessica Taylor, who was struck down with a debilitating illness 11 years ago which has meant she has been confined to a wheelchair, walked down the aisle to marry her sweetheart yesterday.
After falling in love with Samuel Bearman, the 26-year-old embarked on a gruelling course of physiotherapy in her determination to make it the altar without her specially-adapted chair.
VIDEO: Jessica Taylor marries sweetheart
Guests gasped in amazement as she held her father Colin’s arm to step in to St Philip and St James Church in Upnor.
Then hand-in-hand, she exchanged vows with Samuel, 25, who she met through a mutual friend.
Full story in Thursday's Medway Messenger