Saturday, August 8, 2009


anorexia, bride, anorexic, Laura Wilson

Phillip Wilson and Laura Wilson, on their wedding day. At 5' 9", Laura weighed just 72 pounds (5 st. 2 lbs)

"By the time of her Laura’s wedding day came round in November 2007 she was surviving on fizzy drinks, five green beans and a square of chocolate a day."

anorexia, anorexic, bride, Laura Wilson

"Laura, 24, says: 'Most brides look blushing and beautiful but I could see how sick I looked and it was terrifying.'"

anorexia, anorexic, bride, Laura Wilson

Laura on her honeymoon

"Growing weaker by the day, Laura’s hair fell out in clumps and her skin was stretched so tightly across her bones that her face began to crack and bleed, and she developed bed sores."

anorexia, anorexic, bride, Laura Wilson

anorexia, anorexic, bride, Laura Wilson

anorexia, anorexic, bride, Laura Wilson

Laura in recovery

To read the full story by Sally Wilson in the Mirror, click here:

My wedding photos finally made me face my anorexia


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hollyann44 said...

Oh my gosh - the photos of Laura in the grip of her anorexia are simply horrifying. I am so very grateful & happy for her that she is in recovery! The photos of her on her honeymoon break my heart; I hope and pray that her future is bright, happy and healthy! Thanks for posting this story, Medusa!

Maddie said...

YTou know, this woman is very beautiful, not her body in her wedding photos, but her face. I wish I had her face. I think the obsession with ebign thin comes not fromt he models ont he walkways, but the fact that girls can't be the photoshopped drop dead gorgeous women on the magazine covers. I think the world would be a much ebtter place if those were placed off the shelves. My lowest weight was 105 pounds, but really, I kind of just realized that when girls say they're fat, they really mean ugly, not fat.

mlw said...

I hope she continues to do well in recovery. Good luck!

Jara said...

I hate to be a downer but if you're that ill when you get married, the relationship can't be good.
I don't know where your marriage is at but I think your road to wholeness will require some years alone.

Anonymous said...

Wtf? You're seriously suggesting she gets divorced to recover? She's already been in recovery, and you don't know anything about her or her husband. You're comment is insensitive and rediculous.