Panto dwarf actor used STEPLADDER to kiss two-foot taller bride and say 'I do' at church wedding

 James Lusted, 28, had to climb up a four-step wooden ladder to reach 5ft 7in bride Chloe Roberts

A pantomime actor dwarf used a stepladder to reach the height of his bride and say 'I do' as he married her in church.

Bridegroom James Lusted, 28 - who is 3ft 7ins tall - clambered up the four-step wooden ladder to proudly stand next to his 5ft 7in bride Chloe Roberts.

Being able to stand eye-to-eye with Chloe, 22, meant everything to him as they exchanged marriage vows - and kissed.

Delighted James said: "I had the steps especially made. They actually made me a couple of inches taller than her.

"It meant we could have a proper kiss just like any other couple on their wedding day ."

Their wedding features in a new TV documentary which is on the BBC iPlayer - Born Small: The Wedding.

Chloe said: "There may be a 2ft height difference but when you are in love little things like that don't matter."
James and trainee teacher Chloe tied the knot in the traditional ceremony at St Margaret's Church in Bodelwyddan, North Wales, after a three-year romance.

James - an actor who performs in Christmas pantomimes - said: "It was the perfect day. It really couldn't have been any better."
The happy couple emerge from the church

James had a traditional stag do with a twist.

He said: "They dressed me up as Snow White which was great - I'm always the dwarf so it was a great change."
Panto actor James dressed as Snow White for his stag do

James has from a rare genetic condition called Diastrophic Dysplasia - both his parents are of average height but carried a rare gene.

The devoted Christians say that despite his condition they plan to start a family - and would have an increased risk of having a baby with dwarfism if Chloe also carries the gene.
Chloe said: "Family is the key that we can't wait to have.

"We don't have any concerns if there's a chance of having a baby in Jay's position.
Chloe and James are deeply in love

"I'm not even prepared to take the test to see if I have the gene because I think that at the end of the day it won't change my mind about having kids either way.

"We would love it the same as any other baby that we would have."
The couple's big day was filmed for a BBC Wales documentary before they jetted off on honeymoon to the Caribbean.

Born Small: The Wedding, part two is on BBC Wales on Monday November 7, 10.40pm. The first part is available on iPlayer.


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