Follow our stories from our lives before we met, how we met through a dating site, overcoming the challenges of a relationship with somebody with a severe disability, planning our dream wedding, and finally a very emotional big day.
Nicky’s story: My blog posts focus on meeting and falling in love with David, whilst learning to deal with the challenges that his spinal cord injury have for everyday living. It also deals with how difficult I found it to adjust to having the need for care provision in our lives. More recent blogs chart the excitement of getting engaged, planning our wedding, and the compromises that we had to make in the run up to the big day. Although I’ve done stationery for thousands of weddings; I found creating something unique for myself incredibly difficult. Read my blogs here.
David’s story: My story talks about how having an accident which resulted in a spinal cord injury, changed my life and self confidence. Through sport and other activities I rediscovered a sense of purpose. When my marriage broke down after 10 years of paralysis I wondered whether I would ever find love again. I plucked up the courage to go out dating again, and soon discovered how much of my condition, and day to day needs, I had taken for granted. Meeting Nicky, we had to work together to address all the issues that having a high level of dependency create. After two and a half years together I proposed, and in October we tied the knot. Read my blogs here.
Photographs from our wedding day, courtesy of Marcus Ward @ Bigeye photography