A bride wore a wedding dress that was more than she ever could of dreamt of and it was completely free.

Kylie Yildiz, 29, from Borehamwood, wore the white dress after a designer was so touched by Kylie’s story that she offered to make her a dress free of charge.

Kylie’s mother, Anita, 52, is battling ovarian cancer, after she was diagnosed more than four years ago. Two years ago, Kylie found out her mother’s illness was incurable.

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Kylie with her mother Anita on her wedding day

Sian Hughes-Cooke, a designer from Harpenden, and owner of Shimmering Ivory, was so stirred by the story.

Sian said: “I’d worked with Kylie previously and when she told me about her mum, it really upset me. We wanted to do something for Kylie but also for charity.”

The designer even incorporated the base of Kylie’s mother’s dress in the new dress which she wore at Greenwoods Hotel & Spa in Chelmsford, Essex.

Kylie said: “When Sian told me what she was prepared to do, I cried for hours. I was so overwhelmed. It turned out to be my dream dress.

“The wedding day was amazing. People told me it wasn’t just the wedding of the year but the wedding of the century.

“When I was younger, I always dreamt of a designer dress but this was even better than I ever could have imagined.”

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Kylie and her husband Batu

Kylie and her husband Batu will be taking their designer hero to The Dorchester hotel in London to say thank you.

The dress would have cost around £4,000 but Sian has set up a Just Giving page to raise money for Ovarian Cancer Research instead.

If you would like to support Ovarian Cancer Research, visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/shimmeringivory