London: For some, having a wedding dress custom-made is a luxury, but for Susanne Eman it is the only way she will be sure her gown fits.
The morbidly obese Arizona mother, who is hoping to set a world record for being the fattest human, is busy planning her wedding to chef, Parker Clack, and the dress needs to cover all 800 pounds of her.
That is, all except her bulging arms as the 32-year-old says she’d like to be sleeveless for her summer nuptials.
The monumental challenge of making a dress this size has been given to seamstress Judy Goff, who calculated the amount of fabric needed during an interview with Inside Edition.
While Ms Goff sets about preparing for her job, Ms Eman has her own goal for the big day: not to be deterred from reaching her target weight of 1,600lbs by the time she is 41 or 42.
That means that Ms Eman will continue eating 30,000 calories a day that her husband gladly cooks and feeds her.
The larger than life unemployed bride-to-be told Inside Edition: “Oh, he’s wonderful. He loves to cook. That helps out. His food is so good.”