Louise Keel, a 46 year old bride-to-be was heartbroken after finding out she couldn’t have children of her own, so she spent a fortune to get a lifelike curly-haired doll.
The bride will have her doll as a special pageboy at her wedding, she called her doll/son Bert and treats it as her real-life son.
She said: "Finding out I couldn’t have my own family left a gaping hole in my life but now I am settled and happy with my partner Brian."
"When we marry next year Bert will be my pageboy - it will mean a lot to me."
Bert is made out of a special silicon material and has lifelike skin, hair and eyes.
He was designed by Louise after doctors told her she would never be able to have a child of her own.
And when her partner Brian proposed Louise started planning her wedding with Bert as the guest of honor.
Louise, who is registered blind and uses a wheelchair, bought Bert through after discovering a company offering “reborn dolls” on the internet.
He has curly blonde hair and cute button nose, chosen by Louise from an online catalog.