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Have you RSVPed to any weddings this summer? Maybe you’ve got another special occasion circled on your calendar? If so, we can help you look and feel your very best. 

To kick off wedding season in style, we’re sharing the stories of just some of our beautiful brides and handsome grooms. With our slimming support, they said ‘I do’ to their dream weight loss and felt sensational on their big day. 

Chris and Lynda’s love story

Lynda and Chris Walker-Slimming World members getting married

When Chris and Lynda Walker joined a Slimming World group, they weren’t expecting romance to blossom. Now they’re both at their target weight and are enjoying a life full of love and adventure. Chris says: 

“My weight loss story started when I was 63 and weighed 18st. My doctor offered me a 12-week membership at Slimming World through Slimming World on Referral and I reluctantly went along to group. I don’t know why I was so worried – everyone was friendly and there wasn’t anything complicated or faffy about the plan. I started losing weight straight away.  

I’d been going to group for a few weeks when Lynda took an empty seat next to me. We quickly became a couple and, over the past nine years, we’ve had many wonderful adventures together. Maybe the biggest adventure is one of our most recent… we were married on 17th September 2021. Lynda looked incredible!  

We have a little saying between us now, which is ‘Ee, who would have thought it?’. Who would’ve thought that plucking up the courage to go along to Slimming World would change my life so much? At 72, I’ve lost 3st and gained a beautiful wife!” 

Read Chris and Lynda’s full story here 

Emily’s perfect dress 

Emily Baker-Slimming World member on her wedding day

When worries about her weight threatened to spoil her wedding, Emily Baker decided to take action and lost 4st 7lbs with our digital service, Slimming World Online. Emily says: 

“Getting engaged was one of the happiest days of my life, yet I couldn’t stop the dread from creeping in… I didn’t want to be limited to looking at plus-size wedding dresses – I wanted to be able to walk into any bridal boutique and have my pick of gowns.  

Since becoming a Slimming World member, I’ve had a complete lifestyle change and transformed the way I think about food and exercise. The best bit is, I genuinely never feel hungry or like I’m missing out. My wedding might have been the special occasion that inspired me to lose weight, but I know I’ll be able to carry on Food Optimising and stay at my happy weight for life. 

The big day finally came in October 2021, two years after starting my journey with Slimming World, and it was absolutely perfect. I felt amazing in my beautiful dress. I still look back at the photos and can hardly believe it’s me.” 

Discover Emily’s top three tips for slimming success 

Frankie’s vintage wedding 

FrankieButtons-Slimming World member wedding day

Being part of a supportive group helped Frankie Buttons to understand and overcome her secret-eating habit, and lose over 4st for her retro-style wedding day. Frankie says: 

“I weighed 13st 7lbs when my boyfriend proposed, and I knew something had to change. I started counting calories but found it really difficult to stick to. I just felt hungry a lot of the time, so I soon gave up. 

When I joined Slimming World I knew that it was the right place for me immediately. Going to group helped me to better understand my relationship with food, and I quickly put strategies in place to help me stop eating in secret. 

We had a small but beautiful wedding celebration in December 2020. I love fashion and chose a stunning vintage dress in stand-out orange. I’m starting married life feeling happier, healthier and excited for what the future holds!” 

Check out Frankie’s before-and-after menu here 

Slimming support for life! 

Having a celebration, holiday or event on the horizon can be a great motivator if you’d like to lose weight – and at Slimming World, we’ll support you all the way to your goal and beyond! With more than 50 years of experience and expertise in weight loss success, we can arm you with all the tools and know-how you need to make lasting lifestyle changes that you’ll love. We’ll help you shine bright for those special occasions and continue to feel fantastic at your dream weight forever! 

Click here to find your nearest Slimming World group
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