Team Eco-Lovers Sam and Brooks won their dream green wedding
This week brought us the season finale of Shedding for the Wedding. After three months of working out, dieting, and trying to lose weight at home, the final two couples – Sam and Brooks and Dawn and Adam – revealed their weight loss at a final weigh in that determined who would win their dream wedding.
First, we got to see how the six eliminated teams did after their individual eliminations. As each couple was revealed, it was very dramatic to see how much weight they had all lost. As Lindsey from Team Greek Week said, they all must have felt much more “sexy” and confident in their leaner and trimmer bodies. But, in the end, the couple that lost the most weight and, therefore, won the fantasy honeymoon at the Buchaneer Resort in St. Croix, US Virgin Islands, was Team Big Band: Valerie and Dave.
Then it was all down to the Top Two Teams: Team Fun & Games and Team Eco-Lovers. When it was time for the couples to step up on the scale, it was obvious that both couples were very nervous. First went Dawn and Adam, who lost 112 combined pounds since they started the competition. Sam and Brooks jumped on the scale immediately afterwards, and had lost 161 combined pounds- making them the winners!
On this week’s episode of Shedding for the Wedding, it was finally down to the toughest three couples: David and Allison, Sam and Brooks, and Dawn and Adam. Now, the competition is really fierce, and as one contestant said, they are all now transforming into athletes.
The episode started out with an emotional surprise for the couples. The couples were told that they would be seeing models showing them their bridal party attire for their weddings. Instead of strangers, the couples were greeted by their maids of honors and best men. It was an emotional and exciting moment for everyone as the couples were reunited with their friends and family for the first time in seven weeks. The couples then picked out their favorite designer dresses and tuxes for their wedding parties.
The second episode of Shedding for the Wedding began with a group trip to Beverly Hills where they met with their wedding planner, Brian, to discuss their wedding cakes. When the couples found out that they were going to have to taste the various cakes, some of the contestants were worried about the extra calories while others were excited about the opportunity to indulge in preparation for their weddings. Brooks and Samantha did eat some of the cake, because as Brooks said, “We can work out an extra half hour in the gym to work that little bit of cake off.” At the end of the contest, Samantha and Brooks were not the only ones to have their cake and eat it too: Taylor and Peter also chowed down on cake.
Keeping to the original cake theme of the episode, this week’s challenge was a cake walk. Each team had to carry their four-tiered cake through the mile and a half obstacle course. If they lose a tier, they get a time penalty, and the team with the longest time would lose privileges to work out with personal trainers Jennifer and Nicky. All of the teams lost at least one tier of their cake, except Laura and Austin, but their carefulness caused them to finish last. Allison and David finished first, and although they had a six minute penalty, they were the winners of the competition and their dream cake. The team the came in last with the time penalties and, therefore, lost privileges to work out with the trainers, was Team Gamers, Peter and Taylor.
The CW’s newest television show Shedding for the Wedding premiered on February 23, 2011 among rave reviews. The show follows nine engaged couples who are overweight and want to shed that excess weight in time for their weddings. DietsinReview will be recapping this show each week as the show progresses to keep you updated.
The show began with a preview of what the season will entail and an introduction of the two trainers, Jennifer Cohen and Nicky Holender, who will whip the contestants into shape and the wedding planner, Brian Worley, who will help the couples make their unique dream weddings come true.
It was apparent right off the bat that Jennifer and Nicky mean business when it comes to getting these couples into shape. They start by putting the couples through an intense workout that draws tears from more than one contestant. While the couples are exercising, we are introduced to each team.
The newest reality show on The CW combines two popular themes: weight-loss and wedding planning. From the creators of The Biggest Loser, the first episode of Shedding for the Wedding airs tonight.
Hosted by Sara Rue, nine couples will compete to lose weight and win the wedding of their dreams. Over the course of three months, the competitors have the chance to win smaller components of their big day, from rings to wedding cake. They will be aided by expert trainers Nicky Holender (who trains Kendra Wilkinson) and Jennifer Cohen, and celebrity nutritionist Ashley Koff. The couples will also get help from wedding planner Brian Worley.
The newest weight-loss reality show, Shedding for the Wedding, recently announced the nine overweight couples who will be working to lose weight to win the wedding of their dreams. The show will be hosted by Sara Rue, who is a weight-loss success story herself. The show premiers on Wednesday, February 23, on the CW.
Without further ado, here are the nine couples:
Team Fairy Tale
Allison, 28, and David, 26, are from Auburn, New York. They got engaged in December of 2009. Allison begins the show weighing 170 pounds and David weights 265 pounds.
Team Fun and Games
Dawn is 27 and weights 180 pounds. Adam is 30 and weighs 235 pounds. They are from Hayward, California, and have been engaged since early 2010.
Laeresa is 25 and begins the show at 212 pounds. Stephen is 24 and weighs 263 pounds. They are from Hawthorne, California and are not yet engaged.
Austin and Laura are both 26 and got engaged in November 2009. Austin begins the competition at 260 pounds, and Laura wights 190 pounds. They are from Champaign, Illinois.
The new wedding weight-loss show, Shedding for the Wedding, is still looking for engaged couples who want to lose at least 50 pounds and get in shape for their big day. Sara Rue will host the show, herself a recent diet success story. She lost 50 pounds on the Jenny Craig system, and is sure to be an inspiration to the couples.
Engaged couples will compete to lose weight and win the wedding of their dreams. Individual challenges will be rewarded with smaller pieces of the marriage ceremony, like wedding bands or flowers.
The CW announced that Sara Rue will be hosting the new reality weight-loss show, Shedding for the Wedding. The actress is an ideal selection, having recently lost 50 pounds on the Jenny Craig program. Contestants will know that their host has empathy for their difficulties.
The mid-season show has yet to announce its first airing. For three months, ten overweight couples will live together and compete to drop the most pounds. The winning couple will get the blow-out wedding of their dreams. Each week there will be a challenge for smaller pieces of the perfect wedding, from rings to the cake. The couples will also get lots of advice from health professionals and wedding planners. (more…)