A fat groom shed more than 38kg in preparation for his wedding, with the aim of impressing his pretty bride with an epic first dance.

29-yr-old  Tom Welham met his love, Abby on a dating site and they had quickly fallen in-love despite him being overweight.

When he proposed to his wife a year ago, he began to worry about how he would look like in his wedding photos which prompted him to make the decision of losing weight.

Tom began a strict diet along with dance classes and voila! he became completely unrecognisable to guests by the time they both decided to wed in July.

Abby speaking on her partner's weight loss said, "his weight never bothered me – from a health perspective I did worry, but I loved him for who he was.

“But I thought it was a great idea when he decided to lose weight for the wedding.

“He was very passionate about it and of course I supported him, but I never pushed him.

“The wedding dance is very Tom – I was a bit nervous but I knew how much it meant to him.

“He really wanted to do it and it was a lot of fun.

“He arranged the whole thing, choreography and everything, and I’m really glad we did it.

“It was lovely to see a more confident Tom that I haven’t seen before.

“He’s always been happy but losing weight gave him an extra boost, which is lovely to see.

“It took a lot of willpower, and I’m so proud of him.

“Sometimes he found the diet quite tough, but when he sets his mind on something he’s very determined.

“There were times he would reach for a pork pie, but the thought of losing weight for the wedding kept him going!”

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