ALTON Towers Smiler crash victim Vicky Balch has married her fiance in an “emotional” wedding ceremony six years after the horror smash.
The gorgeous bride married the love of her life Dino Manciocchi yesterday after losing her right leg in the horrific rollercoaster crash.
Alton Towers Smiler crash victim Vicky Balch has married her fiance in an “emotional” wedding ceremony six years after the horror smash. Credit: Dan Charity – The Sun
Vicky married Dino yesterday and celebrated with her friends and family Credit: Mirrorpix
The 26-year-old's gown was altered so she could comfortably walk in it while using her prosthetic leg.
Vicky's life changed forever when she and 15 others were injured in the Smiler crash in June 2015.
She was in the front row of a car when it hit an empty carriage on the track – and doctors had to amputate her leg.
Speaking before the ceremony, Vicky told the Sunday Mirror: “It will be very emotional and there will be lots of tears.
“Although I’ve been through a lot, I wouldn’t change what happened because I probably wouldn’t have Dino or Vinnie. They are my everything.”
After her crash, Vicky revealed that she believed no one would ever love her – but the amputee has now married pizza oven firm owner Dino.
Vicky said: “Looking back, it does seem a little bit of silly thing to say. But at the time I was 19, I think.
“Now I know a lot of amputees and I live a very normal life.
“It does make me feel a bit sad that I thought I’d never get married or have a family or anyone who’d even want to be with me.
“But now I’m at the other end of the scale. I’ve found a fantastic man.”
Dino, 27, proposed to Vicky in 2018 and the pair were initially going to marry in Florence last year – but Covid restrictions got in the way.
They eventually decided to get married in the Bartle Hall Hotel near Preston.
The bride dazzled up the aisle in front of their friends and family – including their seven-month-old son Venanzio, or Vinnie for short.
She was in the front row of a car when it hit an empty carriage on the track – and doctors had to amputate her leg. Credit: Dan Charity – The SunInternet Explorer Channel Network