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We have a whole archive dedicated to celebrating the weddings of people with disabilities, but this is our archive of wheelchair wedding advice, tips, and ideas. We’re talking stuff like how to find a wheelchair wedding dress, how navigate aisle-walking when you’re in a wheelchair, and photos from real weddings with wheelchairs.

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This pair shared a tearjerking first dance together

Leann and Doug’s North Vancouver wedding at the Pinnacle Pier Hotel had a lot of charm and one of the most adorable first dances. In almost 11 years together, they shared a gorgeous dance. Apparently the happy tears were overflowing. You’ll love the gorgeous venue and sunny scenic ceremony. Oh, and don’t even think about missing their amazing custom cake topper that totally channels them!

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How to plan a disability-friendly wedding

You’re recently engaged? Congratulations! As you’ve probably discovered, images of brides and grooms with disabilities will not be easily found within the pages of popular magazines. So there are probably very few examples to generate ideas and reminders for all of details you’ll need to incorporate into your event. That’s why you should check out these tips for planning an accessible ceremony, disability-friendly considerations for your reception, and accommodating guests with different needs…

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Natalie & Tim’s green-filled access-a-wedding

This wedding has all the D’s: an awesome dog, a handmade dress, art gallery-style personalized decor, and a focus on disability. The pair also came up with a very cool way to combine their two families in a musical way. Oh, and just try to contain your FEELS when you hear what the bride’s dad pulled out during his speech.

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Why I’m not hiding my disability at my wedding

I’ve often been told that I shouldn’t think of myself as being disabled, that I shouldn’t describe myself as a “wheelchair user,” or even that I’m not really disabled. I have great respect and love for some of the people who’ve told me these things, but I think they’re wrong. This is exactly why I won’t be hiding my disability on my wedding day.

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Liz & Jo’s disability-friendly wedding bash

Liz, a bride with Cerebral Palsy, and her wife Jo threw a pretty incredible party. AND it’s an especially good wedding blog post to read if you’re looking for tips on throwing a disability-friendly wedding.

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Stacy & Daniel’s Episcopal Dr. Seuss wedding

Stacy & Daniel had a Dr. Suess themed wedding which included three foot Cat in the Hat hats, a five foot Cat in the Hat cardboard cut out, stuffed Seuss characters used instead of pew bows and more!