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Shedding the Wedding brides

"Shedding the Wedding" review by Suzanne
Premieres Wednesday, February 23 on The CW 9/8c

This show is about real people, not the so-called "pretty people" that you often see on competition shows.  It's kind of like "The Biggest Loser", but with an added twist or motivation. They are not just trying to lose weight, they are trying to lose weight in time for their wedding. There are all these overweight couples, and they want to lose weight to look good. If they win, they also get prizes, like having their wedding outfits or honeymoon paid for. So there is a lot of incentive here.

I'm sure most of us can relate to these couples. I was not fat back when I was got married, and it's a shame that there are so many overweight young people now. However, it's a sad commentary about our society that there isn't any woman in the world, probably, that doesn't think she's fat, at just about any age.  So even when I was young and pretty thin, I thought I had needed to lose weight for my wedding. Fortunately, I didn't have too much to lose. I just gave up eating desserts and potatoes for a couple of weeks and it worked. Things that don't work so well when you're older! And you know what, why do wedding dresses need to be white, anyway? ONLY skinny people look good in white. I can see why some weddings are now putting everyone in black or other dark colors.

But I digress. These are real people, not pretty people or celebrities or wanna-be's, and they're not the hideous losers that you so often see on some reality shows, just so that you can feel superior to them.  They are just regular young people that want to look good for their wedding. And although the emphasis is on the wedding, they do tell them that the idea is to change their eating and exercising habits for life. Hopefully some viewers will be moved and inspired by this and get off their couches to change their own lives.

They did the show well, and parts are funny, and other parts are just fun or interesting to watch.  The couples are very likable, of course, and you root for them.  I think anyone will enjoy watching it.  Check it out!! If they can win me over, a noted reality-show hater, they could win you over, too.

Press Info:

MEET THE NINE ENGAGED COUPLES COMPETING ON THE CW'S NEW REALITY SERIES "SHEDDING FOR THE WEDDING," PREMIERING WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 23

January 14, 2011 (Pasadena, California) - In The CW's new reality competition SHEDDING FOR THE WEDDING, nine overweight couples compete to see who can lose the most weight and win the wedding of their dreams. The series, hosted by Sara Rue, will premiere Wednesday, February 23 (9:00-10:00pm ET) immediately following the Cycle 16 premiere of "America's Next Top Model."

Let's meet the couples and check out their stats. For more details and video content go to http://www.cwtv.com/shows/shedding-for-the-wedding .

"Team Fairy Tale"
a.k.a.
ALLISON & DAVID

Allison
Age: 28
Starting weight: 170 lbs.

David
Age: 26
Starting weight: 265 lbs.

How they met: Online in April of 2009
Engaged: December, 2009
Wedding colors: Ivory & Champagne Pink
Hometown: Auburn, New York

"Team Fun & Games"
a.k.a
DAWN & ADAM

Dawn
Age: 27
Starting weight: 180 lbs.

Adam
Age: 30
Starting weight: 235 lbs.

How they met: Dawn noticed Adam's photo on a friend's MySpace page and thought he was cute, so she initiated contact.
Engaged: Early 2010
Wedding colors: Purple & Fuchsia
Hometown: Hayward, California

"Team Hollywood"
a.k.a
LAERESA & STEPHEN

Laeresa
Age: 25
Starting weight: 212 lbs.

Stephen
Age: 24
Starting weight: 263 lbs.

How they met: Four years ago at Universal City Walk while Laeresa was visiting Los Angeles on vacation.
Engaged: Stephen wants to wait until he can afford to get her the ring she deserves before proposing.
Wedding colors: Red & Blue
Hometown: Hawthorne, California

"Team Football"
a.k.a.
LAURA & AUSTIN

Laura
Age: 26
Starting weight: 190 lbs.

Austin
Age: 26
Starting weight: 260 lbs.

How they met: At a bar (she was bartending, and he was a permanent fixture "like Norm on 'Cheers'")
Engaged: November, 2009
Wedding colors: Green & Gold
Hometown: Champaign, Illinois

"Team Greek Week"
a.k.a.
LINDSEY & CHASE

Lindsey
Age: 23
Starting weight: 203 lbs.

Chase
Age: 24
Starting weight: 317 lbs.

How they met: At one of Chase's frat parties in January of 2008
Engaged: November, 2009
Wedding colors: Blue & Orange
Hometown: Houston, Texas

"Team Eco-Lovers"
a.k.a.
SAMANTHA & BROOKS

Samantha
Age: 22
Starting weight: 221 lbs.

Brooks
Age: 22
Starting weight: 315 lbs.

How they met: In middle school (ages 11 & 12), and they have been together ever since.
Engaged: January, 2010
Wedding colors: Sage Green & Plum
Hometown: New Hampshire, Ohio

"Team Gamers"
a.k.a
TAYLOR & PETER

Taylor
Age: 23
Starting weight: 228 lbs.

Peter
Age: 28
Starting weight: 210 lbs.

How they met: Online, playing Final Fantasy XI together.
Engaged: November, 2009
Wedding colors: Chocolate Brown & Green
Hometown: Arlington, Texas

"Team Big Band"
a.k.a.
VALERIE & DAVE

Valerie
Age: 23
Starting weight: 230 lbs.

David
Age: 27
Starting weight: 367 lbs.

How they met: In college in Florida
Engaged: January, 2010
Wedding colors: Canary Yellow & Blue Violet
Hometown: North Hollywood, California

"Team Beach Romance"
a.k.a
GINNY & MARC

Virginia
Age: 26
Starting weight: 179 lbs.

Marc
Age: 36
Starting weight: 241 lbs.

How they met: At one of the comedy clubs Marc owns, in 2007
Engaged: July, 2010
Wedding colors: Baby Pink & Taupe
Hometown: Babylon, New York

Hosted by Sara Rue, SHEDDING FOR THE WEDDING is from 25/7, Breakfast Anytime, Horizon Alternative Television and Raquel Productions, Inc. with executive producers Dave Broome ("The Biggest Loser"), Rick Hurvitz ("Pimp My Ride") and Ari Shofet ("Pimp My Ride").

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