Paralympian gets up to perform First Dance with his Bride

First dance with a difference

There wasn’t a dry eye in the house. When Nathan Stephens wed his bride Charlene he surprised his friends and family during the reception. The wheelchair user got up to deliver a genuine first dance with his bride. And it wasn’t just a ‘lean on me’ shuffle either. The couple had spent eight months rehearsing their moves.

Nathan Stephens, Welsh javelin thrower, lost his legs during an accident when he was nine years old. Many have not seen the Bridgend athlete standing on two legs for a decade as he finds one of his artificial limbs so painful he “gets around” on just one. He depends mostly on his wheelchair for mobility.

But he wasn’t going to let his able bodied bride down on their big day. Much to the surprise of all at the reception.

The couple, who danced to I Won’t Give Up by Jason Mraz, are having a honeymoon in Sardinia.

Human courage and determination wins the day.