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Overweight couple so mortified by wedding photos they lose 14 stone and have their special day all over again

Mirror logo Mirror 28/07/2017 Harry Kemble
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A married couple so in love they did not care they were overweight have had a second wedding day after making drastic lifestyle changes - shedding a combined 14 stone.

Janice, 34, and William Robertson piled on the pounds as they shunned exercise and gorged on fast food before getting married first time around.

But when 36-year-old William was diagnosed with diabetes the couple decided to turn their lives around.

The pair looked at their wedding pictures and realised that they weren't happy with the way they had looked on their big day.

Janice was forced to wear a size 22 dress when the couple first got hitched as she was unable to find another which fit her.

And after joining a slimming class and shedding a combined 14 stone, they decided to renew their wedding vows on their ten-year anniversary.

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Friends and families were left stunned the couple's completely different appearance at their second wedding.

Janice, from Dunfermline, Fife, said: "We knew we were both overweight but we were so in love that neither of us cared.

"We are best friends and we do everything together. We both decided to lose weight. It was so much better because it became a bit of a competition.

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"We were looking through our old wedding photographs and William said we had to get married again, now that we had lost all of the weight.

"I was unsure at first because my late father was at our first wedding but after speaking to my family they convinced me that he would be really proud."

Janice, who owns a barber shop, and tire fitter William first got married at Dunfermline Registry Office, Fife, 10 years ago.

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They celebrated their 'second' wedding and said "I do" in front of loved ones during a ceremony at Pauline's home.

The couple were surrounded by close family and friends including their three children.

Janice said: "It was the most amazing day.

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"When we first got married, it wasn't enjoyable. I was a size 22 and none of the dresses fitted me. I was sad about how I looked in them.

"But when I went dress shopping for the second time it was amazing.

"I was trying on size 12 dresses and I could practically try on every dress in the store. When I saw myself I burst into tears.

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"William looked like a totally different man. He was wearing almost the same suit but the man was completely different."

Pauline Tennent, the mother of the bride, was proud of the couple's weight loss journey.

She said: "Their original wedding was very small and Janice was very uncomfortable with her size.

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"She has lost seven stone and William lost just over seven-and-a-half.

"It has totally changed them and Janice was able to have the wedding dress she always wanted and never had."

She added: "It was a fantastic day. The weather didn't bother us. It was emotional and I could still cry. I am so proud of them."

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