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A Bride Who Is Paralyzed Got Matching Crutches To Wear With Her Wedding Dress

Mobility aids aren't just devices. For people who use them, they become part of them.

So when you're getting married, you should absolutely match your mobility aids to your attire, just like one UK bride did.

Londoner Swati Chavda was traveling in Australia in 2009 when she was involved in an unfortunate and terrifying accident.

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"The driver lost control of the car on the beach only a few minutes into the journey, and the vehicle rolled over for some 150 to 200 meters," Chavda told Insider.

"Two people passed away at the scene. I would like to say I was one of the luckier ones, but I suffered a debilitating spinal cord injury, which paralyzed me from the waist down."

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Chavda spent two years in a wheelchair before learning to walk on crutches, which she still uses to this day.

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And when it came time for her wedding to now-husband Joshan Thaker, she knew she wanted to jazz up her crutches for the big day and make them a big part of her wedding attire.

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Chavda found pink crutches that seamlessly matched her pretty pink and flowery lehenga.

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This was more than just a fashion statement.

"It felt empowering to use something I once despised and was ashamed of in such a powerful way on the wedding day...I was standing tall and proud of it," she said.

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Swati Chavda demonstrates that you don't have to let life's challenges stop you from moving forward in life.

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You may just find your power.

The stunning photos were captured by London-based photographer Ed Pereira, and you can also find his work on his Instagram page.

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