A engaged couple who wanted to lose weight so they could wrap their arms around each other during the first dance at their reception lost a staggering 328lbs between them – then called off their wedding at the last minute.
Shane Graves, 40, and Marissa Schnell, 32, from Plant City, Florida, were engaged for the last year of their seven year courtship, but the two, who never spent any time apart, put off their wedding because they knew they were extremely overweight. While 5’10” Marissa weighed 255lbs, Shane clocked in at 467lbs and was dubbed a ‘heart attack waiting to happen’.
Marissa, who vowed to get healthier, wrote an impassioned letter to trainers Chris and Heidi Powell from the ABC reality show Extreme Weight Loss in hopes that the couple would take on their case and help her and her partner Shane change their unhealthy lifestyles and walk down the aisle once and for all – but only one of her dreams came true.
The couple met in 2007, and while Marissa admitted that she didn’t like Shane at first, she cannot image her life without him now.
Last year, Shane won tickets to a private Jennifer Nettles concert and convinced the country start to help him propose during the Q&A session at the event. However, Shane and Marissa have yet to make any wedding plans.