Just the thought of a first dance at her wedding made Kirsty Capella nervous.
The 28-year-old, who uses a wheelchair, was born with multiple sclerosis and wasn’t sure how she and her fiancé would navigate that part of the reception.
“It’s just something that I never thought I would do. I’m quite a shy person,” Capella told InsideEdition.com. “I just really wanted to be able to do a first dance and I was watching YouTube videos and things like that and it just wasn’t teaching me anything.”
After putting off finding a wheelchair dance class for quite some time, Capella finally decided to join a local class – Free Wheelin’ – just a month before her wedding day.
“It was really scary," Capella said. But the group made her feel "really welcome," she added.
“I went every week and we just did general dances, but the teacher would take me to one side and teach me things that I’d need for my first dance.”
Capella and her then-fiancé, Adam, would them go home and practice the dance themselves.
The couple shared their special moment on May 27.
“It was better than I thought,” Capella said. “I was really worried that I was going to crash into him, he was going trip over me, but it went really, really well.”
The new bride even plans to continue dancing with the group.
“I am definitely going to keep at it now because I’ve got a whole new group of friends,” she said.