This Italian woman married herself in front of 70 guests after a long-term relationship ended. The wedding included a dress and three-tier cake.
Laura Mesi is a fitness trainer and said that the idea came to her two years ago after her 12-year relationship ended. The 40-year-old says that the solo weddings won’t be for everyone and if you want to marry yourself you need “a certain amount of money,” the support of your loved ones and a “pinch of madness” the BBC reported.
Source: La Repubblica
“I firmly believe that each of us must first of all love ourselves… You can have a fairytale even without the prince.”
She is legally married and is a part of this growing trend for self marriage in countries around the world.
She told La Repubblica:
“I told friends and family that if I had not found my soulmate by my 40th birthday I would marry myself. If one day I find a man with whom I can plan a future I’ll be happy, but my happiness does not depend on him.”
She is not the first Italian to marry herself in May since Nello Ruggiero married himself in Naples. The US website I Married Me offers self-wedding kits and in Canada there is an agency called Marry Yourself Vancouver.
According to BBC Laura doesn’t let any negative comments get to her, saying “nothing and no one can turn off my smile.”
Congratulations to the happy… singleton.