Yet Lucy’s beaming face belied the rare, life-threatening disease that had left her doctors puzzled for months.
“She didn’t even look ill. She was the most beautiful bride. She didn’t even feel as if there was anything wrong with her,” Liam recalled in an interview with The Sun.
When she married Liam in October 2014, Lucy has halfway through her chemotherapy for bile duct cancer. She was “really confident” the treatment would prove successful, but just four months later her illness claimed her life.
As her husband explained to The Sun, the first symptoms of the little-known cancer appeared four months before Lucy was diagnosed.
The 27-year-old felt an itching sensation all over her skin, which staff at a drop-in medical centre told her was most likely caused by scabies. Other medics she saw over the coming months put her symptoms down to allergies and gallstones.
Eventually, the Leeds-based personal trainer underwent an ultrasound which led to her diagnosis in late 2013. At this time, her skin had become yellow and "unbearably itchy" and her stomach hurt. She'd also endured tightness in her chest.