Here comes the bride!
Biggest Loser season 9 alum Stephanie Anderson married her fellow BL competitor Sam Poueu on Saturday in San Francisco, Calif., and only Us Weekly can show you her stunning White by Vera Wang for David's Bridal wedding gown.
"I felt exactly how I should feel: gorgeous, comfortable — like I was floating a little bit," just-married Anderson (pictured here at her final dress fitting at David's Bridal in Burbank, Calif.) told Us after walking down the aisle in the gown, which featured a softly draped neckline, a princess-seam bodice and a floral motif design on the skirt.
Saying their "I dos" at St. Paul's Catholic Church, the former reality show contestants — who lost 241 pounds collectively on BL — included 27 folks in their bridal party: 16 bridesmaids and groomsmen, two greeters, six ushers, two flower girls and one ring bearer.
But as the couple's priest read the love letters Anderson and Poueu penned in lieu of vows, they only had eyes for each other.
"You look for a partner who loves you for everything you are and everything you're not," radio saleswoman Anderson has said of her now-husband, who proposed at The Biggest Loser's Calabasas, Calif., ranch in October 2010. "And that, for me, is Sam."
Anderson — who will celebrate with her new husband at Tuesday's Biggest Loser finale before taking off on an Alaskan honeymoon cruise — has no doubt weathered the storm with Poueu in the months leading up to their big day.
In September, Poueu suffered a devastating 54-foot fall from a friend's roof deck, and woke up in the hospital with a punctured lung, a severed kidney, a shattered pelvis, multiple facial fractures, a fractured tibia and a traumatic brain injury.
Anderson stayed by his side every day during his three-month recovery period.
"[Saturday's celebration is] much bigger now than a wedding," Anderson told Us before she became Mrs. Poueu. "It's a pure celebration of Sam's perseverance, of our family's perseverance to get through this with him and a great day that is another step into the rest of our lives together over the next 60, 70-plus years!"
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