James brought his ladder so he was able to stand eye-to-eye with Chloe
What he lacks in height, he more than makes up with charm and personality. Using the ladder meant James was able to stand eye-to-eye with radiant bride as they exchanged marriage vows – as well as seal their marriage with a kiss.
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 big day was a traditional ceremony at St Margaret’s Church in Bodelwyddan, North Wales, before they embarked on a Caribbean honeymoon.
James and his radiant bride, Chloe showered with confetti
James had the steps made especially for the couple’s big day and was delighted to be able to stand eye-to-eye with Chloe
For James, an actor “It was the perfect day. It really couldn’t have been any better.
“We had 80 people there for the day and then 150 more in the evening. It was amazing.”
When it came to the stag do, James enjoyed all the traditional antics – 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.”
James has from a rare genetic condition called Diastrophic Dysplasia – both his parents are of average height but carried a rare gene have an older son Phil, with the same genetic trait.
Chloe, 22 and James got engaged in 2014, after he popped the question at a lakeside jetty in a country park. Chloe was perched on a jetty while James got down on one knee behind her to propose in true style.
He said: “I always knew I wanted to get down on one knee. She put the ring on and it was an incredible feeling.”
Celebrating 18 months together
The couple, both devoted Christians, were waiting until they were married before living together and having sex and hope to have children in the future.
Chloe said: “We decided to wait until after the wedding because it would be a fresh new start for both of us and because of the belief and the faith we’ve grown up with.”
The pair say that they plan on starting a family, despite there being 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.
“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.”
“Family is the key that we can’t wait to have”
Chloe and James got engaged in 2014, after he popped the question at a lakeside jetty in a country park.
James may have Diastrophic Dysplasia, but Chloe says: “There may be a 2ft height difference but when you are in love little things like that don’t matter.”
Trainee teacher Chloe, said: “There may be a 2ft height difference but when you are in love little things like that don’t matter.”
Though they have warmed up to James, not everyone in Chloe’s family was initially as enthusiastic about her choice of partner.
Mom Sarah said: “She told me she was going out with him and I wasn’t happy particularly. I was saying: ‘Chloe he is a dwarf’.
“But as I got to know him I just look at him and see Jay – not anything else.”