Almost all brides try to slim down a little ahead of their big day. However Beth Wheeler was more dedicated to her diet plan than most.
The 36-year-old weighed 22 stone when she got engaged.
But she ordered a size 12 wedding dress and put herself on a strict diet so she could shed 10 stone and fit into her dream gown a little more than a year later.
Beautiful bride: Beth Wheeler lost 10 stone ahead of her wedding so that she could fit into her dream dress

The petite brunette then ordered her dream wedding dress – a white satin and lace gown which was 18 sizes smaller than her usual outfits.
She embarked on a healthy eating and living campaign and shed more than half her body weight to reach her target of 12 stone just four days before her wedding at Halswell House near Bridgwater, Somerset.
Svelte Beth said: ‘It felt like a real achievement to be wearing that dress knowing what I’d gone through to get there and I received so many compliments.
‘James has been very supportive and is proud of me. I did start slimming before we got engaged but it was the real motivation and it gave me something to aim towards.
In his wedding speech, James joked: ‘When you get married you often get more than you expected, well I’m getting less’
‘Anyone who has ever tried to lose weight will know that you can do it on your own for a few weeks but then easily become fed up so having something to aim for kept me focused.’
Beth weighed 22st 1lb when she joined her Weight Watchers group in April 2009.
The weight began to fall off steadily and she ordered her stunning wedding gown in October 2010, telling the seamstress that she aimed to be a size 12 on her wedding day.
Beth even managed to resist the temptations of festive food over the Christmas period and went on to shed the pounds through to her wedding day.
She was delighted when she stepped on the scales on February 20 this year – and found she had finally reached her goal of 12st.
Four days later she proudly walked down the aisle.
Beth added: ‘I’ve probably saved myself from diabetes and other illnesses associated with obesity. Now I’ve lost the weight I can see the benefits.
Before I didn’t often feel very well and I felt tired all the time – it’s difficult to move that much weight around.
‘It was incredibly difficult because I don’t really like exercise and I am never going to be a fan of the gym.
‘I did it by altering my food and lifestyle.’
Beth hopes to lose a further two stone by carrying on her regime and still attends her Weight Watchers meetings every week.
Beth’s Weight Watchers leader, Raelene Hope, said she was ‘so proud’ of her.
She said: ‘Beth and James invited me to their wedding and it was a beautiful occasion. She looked absolutely stunning.
‘In his wedding speech, James joked "when you get married you often get more than you expected, well I’m getting less."
‘She is such a gorgeous person inside and out and I am thrilled with her success.’


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