A tiny woman who thought she would never get married wed a man 30 years older at her dream wedding without the couple even spending a penny.
Sayphon Jarunsi, 38, was born with a severe bone disability which stunted her growth and means she cannot walk. She endured taunts from bullies about her appearance, was left living in poverty, and feared she would never find love.
Sayphon from Yasothon in north-east Thailand, said: “People looked down on me because I was different and some even said I would only look beautiful when I was in my coffin.”
She later fell in love with a security guard three decades her elder. The couple moved in together but did no have enough money to pay for a wedding.
But their dream became a reality after Sayphon contacted a beautician and make-up artist who usually works for wealthy clients.
Known as the ‘Salon Angel’, Mr Ritchaveephat donates his services to poorer people free of charge in his spare time.
Sayphon contacted him and said: “I just want to be a beautiful bride but I have no money”.
The Salon Angel sprang into action and enlisted the support of wedding company Anton Weddings.
Between them they provided the make-up and hairdressing, as well as a venue, costumes and even a photo album.
And the tattoo-clad Salon Angel even attended the wedding himself.
Sayphon said: “My dream has come true.”