Cathy Woods weighs 500 pounds, wears a 50DD bra and an XXXXXXL dress. She loves her body. And so does her man.

Right now they're planning that he'll retire in about 18 months, then move to Florida, where she'll join him. Their wedding should be around Christmas 2000.

"I love her," he says. "She's very wonderful to be with."

Cathy's going to make her own dress with an ivory satin bodice, an empire waist and an A-line skirt made out of candlelight silk. "So it'll be real flowy," she says. She doesn't want a train.

Her wedding colors are going to be red, black and candlelight. The bridesmaids will wear black gowns and carry long-stem red roses. She's not sure whether to have her best fat friends like Frannie as her bridesmaids or her nieces -- definitely not her sisters, because she has too many to choose from.

Near the Florida/Alabama border is a Catholic church that sits on the water. The front door opens to the ocean; that's where she wants to get married.

"It's real small, though," she says.

Which could be a big problem. But she's sure it'll be fine. Her guests can always stand on the sand -- she always wanted to be married on the beach. The church is pretty, she likes it, and after all, size isn't everything.

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