Abi, 29, had put on weight while recovering from back surgery to correct scoliosis (curvature of the spine) because exercise had been difficult.

Her husband, Paul, 35, had also put on weight since the pair met and weighed almost 17 stone at his heaviest.

The pair hired personal trainer and nutritionist Simon Hall and took on a 16-week healthy eating and fitness regime to get into shape before their wedding day.

Abi went from just over 11st and 31% body fat to 9st 9lb and just under 12% body fat.

She overhauled her diet in the run up to the wedding, by cutting out all sugar to start with, then eating a lot of green vegetables and lean meat. Junk food and alcohol were also off the menu.

<p>Paul before (left) and after (right) losing weight.</p>

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Paul before (left) and after (right) losing weight.

The pair planned meals and visited the trainer together, meaning Paul also underwent a dramatic transformation before becoming a groom.

In four months, he went from nearly 17 stone to 14st 11lb and gained a stone of muscle in the process.

<p>Abi before (left) and after (right) losing weight.</p>

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Abi before (left) and after (right) losing weight.

The couple looked at the diet and exercise plan as a form of rehabilitation for Abi after the operation, but knew it would benefit both of them.

Abi now recommends training and dieting with a partner to anyone who wants to up their fitness and lose weight.