Bridal shop puts wedding dress mannequin in wheelchair in its window display and it reduces delighted shoppers to tears

People are calling for more stores to follow suit

A BRIDAL boutique has been praised for placing a mannequin in a wheelchair in its window display.

The White Collection’s display features the mannequin in an off-the-shoulder wedding dress, with the wheelchair decorated with beautiful greenery.

A photo of the store – in Portishead, Somerset – was shared on Twitter by artist Beth Wilson.

Beth captioned the shot: “The new wedding shop in town has a wheelchair using mannequin and it shouldn’t be exciting but it’s the first time I’ve ever seen disability portrayed in a shop window.”

The 36-year-old – who’s a wheelchair user – told Metro.co.uk: “It was so surprising to see and made me feel represented.

“Mobility aids are also often portrayed as negative things that people want to hide when actual mobility aids like wheelchairs give us freedom.

“It’s great that they decorated the chair rather than try and hide it away.”

Beth’s post has now gone viral, racking up over 4.8k re-tweets and 22k likes.

One person commented: “As a recently engaged wheelchair user this brought tears to my eyes.

“I’ve put off looking at dresses because of the fear of it not working with my chair/it not being the whole ‘say yes to the dress’ experience.

“The inclusivity here is amazing, but also sad I’m so shocked by it.”

Another wrote: “This is great to see, wheelchair users do get married and wear wedding dresses. More of this please.”

A woman and her disabled boyfriend have defied trolls who claimed their beautiful relationship is “abnormal and frankly disgusting”.

This bride was left in tears after a “hungry” wedding guest cut her cake before she did.

And a cheeky groomsman was caught checking out his best mate’s new bride in wedding snap.

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