They met while competing on the weight-loss reality show The Biggest Loser in 2005, and millions watched them get engaged on the Today show in March. But when it came time for their actual wedding, wrestling coach and motivational speaker Matt Hoover and hairstylist Suzy Preston wanted a much smaller viewing audience: just 10 of their closest family members. "This," says Hoover, who won Loser's second season after dropping 157 lbs. (Preston came in third, losing 95 lbs.), "was a little piece we could have to ourselves."
During the couple's noontime beachside nuptials at the Grand Lido Negril resort in Jamaica on Sept. 19, Preston's father, Paul, read from a Bible that once belonged to Hoover's grandfather Roy, a minister. "My grandparents couldn't be there, so it was like having a part of them with us," says Hoover, 30. Adds Preston, 30: "There wasn't a dry eye in the house."
Or any diet food. After the ceremony, the couple shared pineapple cider and cut a traditional Jamaican cake before hopping a helicopter to a resort on the other side of the island for their eight-day honeymoon. "There are no clocks anywhere," says Preston. "We've really adopted the 'No problem' attitude." Well, maybe not completely. "We still get our workouts in," says Hoover. (The couple have maintained their combined 252-lb. weight loss since leaving the show.) "If we don't, we'll be back on The Biggest Loser after all the food they serve down here!"
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