Woman From Italy Marries Herself; ‘My Happiness Does Not Depend On Him’

A woman from Italy has made international news because of her recent nuptials. Now you may be thinking, what’s the big deal, people get married everyday B. Well, what’s different about this particular wedding is the number of people involved. Now usually it’s two people who are madly in love ready to tie the knot, right? However, for 40-year-old Laura Mesi, it was all about her. Ms. Mesi recently had an entire wedding ceremony marrying herself.

Dressed in an all-white gown the fitness trainer appeared before 70 of her friends and family in a self-marriage ceremony. She also went all out for it, paying €10,000 (£8,700) for the wedding and cake made with a figurine of herself on top of it. Ms. Mesi even went on a honeymoon to Egypt – by herself.

Following the breakup of a 12-year relationship back in 2015, Mesi began exploring the possibility of marrying herself. She promised to wed herself is she had not found anybody by her 40th birthday. 

“I told friends and family that if I had not found my soul-mate by my 40th birthday I would marry myself,” she told La Repubblica newspaper.

“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 hasn’t ruled out marrying another person but says her happiness is not contingent on finding a man.

She says, “I firmly believe that each of us must first of all love ourselves. You can have a fairytale even without the prince.

“This is my fairytale wedding – only without a Prince Charming.

What would you do? If you haven’t found a partner by certain age, would you marry yourself? 

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