(INSIDE EDITION) - It was a touching scene as a bride, confined to a wheelchair after she was seriously injured in a car accident weeks earlier, was carried down the aisle by her doting groom.
Hannah Kyle, 23, told InsideEdition.com that when she found out she suffered a broken pelvis and ribs, a concussion and a punctured kidney in a car accident before her August ceremony, "I thought my wedding day was going to be ruined."
Kyle and her childhood sweetheart, Stuart Peterson, 25, both of Northern Ireland, knew changing the date was out of the question.
The pair were hosting their wedding in Ontario, Canada, where they now live, but have planned for friends and family to fly in for the big day.
Sure enough, her groom reassured her that everything would be okay, and even though Kyle was in recovery for the crucial weeks leading up to the wedding, loved ones gathered to finish last-minute details.
On the big day, Kyle's father planned to wheel the blushing bride down the aisle, but, her groom instead met the pair by the aisle, and carried Kyle in his arms the rest of the way.
"When I saw Stuart heading toward her, I was momentarily confused... and then overcome with emotion," said photographer Emily Harris, who captured the touching scene. "It was such a touching moment. [Stuart] showed us all the true meaning of love that day."
Kyle told InsideEdition.com she had met the love of her life when she was 4, and he was 6.
"Obviously, it wasn't love at first sight," Kyle joked.
She and Peterson started dating in their teens, and eventually spent much of their relationship oceans apart after Peterson moved to Canada with his family five years ago.
They were reunited when Kyle moved to Canada to be with Peterson, and they were engaged after Peterson surprised her with a ring last year.
Despite being in constant pain, and even standing on one leg during most of her wedding day, she said she was able to enjoy the big day with her new husband by her side.
"I was glad to be able to sit the rest of the evening," she said.