A West Berkshire couple planned their dream wedding in just weeks after the groom got down on one knee - when he was diagnosed with terminal cancer.

Kaya Rimple, 24, entered into a race against time marry her soulmate Aidan Waters, 26, who proposed after he was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour.

The former warehouse worker went to hospital with a broken nose when doctors discovered he had a brain tumour the size of a satsuma.

He was diagnosed with aggressive Grade 4 astrocytoma in April and given just months to live.

Friends and family rallied together and raised £11,000 in a bid to see the young couple, from Thatcham, live out their dream wedding before it was too late.

They wed at Ufton Court on August 11 in a "magical" 16th-century barn draped in ivy and fairy lights.

Kaya, a former tattoo artist, said: "It was really magical, it was like a dream come true.

"I wasn't the type of bride to need everything to be a certain way - as long as me and Aidan were getting married, that's what mattered.

"The morning was really lovely, with my bridesmaids getting ready at the venue.

"It was offered to us at such short notice and when we went to see it we just knew it would be perfect for us."

Aidan opened the ceremony and walked down the aisle with the couple's one-year-old daughter, Nova.

They were shortly followed by the blushing bride, who was chaperoned by her grandfather and her seven-year-old son Marley.

Kaya, who took the surname Rimple-Waters, said: "Aidan did a really special thing at the beginning and walked down the aisle with Nova so that she can always say that her dad has walked her down the aisle.

"That was a big moment. It meant a lot to Aidan and he was in really high spirits all day."

She said: "The proposal was a complete surprise.

"We had just come back from the hospital to find out if Aidan had Grade three or four cancer.

"I didn't understand at the time why he was all dressed up for his results but now it makes sense.

"His family were all at the pub when he said 'one of my biggest achievements I want to have is marrying this beautiful woman.'

"Then he got down on one knee and said 'do you want to marry me?'"

Pals launched a GoFundMe page and raised £11,000 to help make Kaya and Aidan's dream wedding a reality.

The lovebirds booked their dream venue for the earliest available date and tied the knot just three months later on Monday (Aug 11).

Kaya said: "We had just 14 weeks to plan everything for the wedding which was a challenge.

"The wedding venue gave us a few dates so we picked the earliest one.

"Initially in April, the doctors told us Aidan had weeks of months to live so we didn't want to wait too long.

"We just want to say thank you to each and every person as a whole - we wouldn't have been able to do it without them."

Doctors discovered the mass tumour on Aidan's brain after he went to hospital for a broken nose following a series of unrelated seizures.

He was initially given a CP scan when doctors spotted something unusual on his brain and an MRI scan revealed the cancerous growth.

Kaya said: "I just started crying. I just broke down in a waiting room full of people.

"Aidan's whole body was shaking where he was in shock.

"We went in for a broken nose and we came back finding out he had two masses on his brain. He has one at the back which is benign while the larger one at the front is cancerous.

"It was horrible especially as he is so young. We had planned our whole future together."

In the two weeks that followed, Aidan had 80 per cent of the cancerous tumour removed in a bid to prolong his life.

Having opted against radiotherapy or chemotherapy, he is using natural treatments such as juicing and cannabis oil to make the most of the little time he has left.

Kaya said: "Aidan's tumour spreads and grows into the brain - it is meshed into one.

"They removed as much of it as they could without affecting Aidan but it will always grow back.

"Doctors said they cannot determine exactly when it will happen but when it starts, it is really aggressive and it happens very quickly.

"His mobility will be affected first and he will be having more frequent seizures.

"We are taking every day as it comes."

The newlyweds will set off on their honeymoon next month and spend a week in Devon with children Marley and Nova.

Kaya added: "I've booked us a little caravan and we're really looking forward to it.

"We went last year and Aidan said it was one of his favourite holidays ever."