A fitness trainer has married herself in a ceremony. She was dressed in a white dress and cut a three-layer wedding cake along with other bridesmaids and 70 guests.
Laura Mesi said:
“I FIRMLY BELIEVE THAT EVERY ONE OF US MUST INITIALLY LOVE OURSELVES.”
Italian woman added:
“YOU CAN HAVE A FAIRYTALE EVEN WITHOUT THE PRINCE”.
But Miss Mesi is part of self-marriage (sologamy) which is the latest trend in many in countries worldwide. Supporters of such ceremonies claim that it is about ‘acceptance’ and ‘self-love’.
The public affirmation normally reserved for the ones who wed. The idea of a solo wedding came to Laura two years ago post her 12-year relationship ended.
She told La Repubblica newspaper:
“I SAID, MY FAMILY AND FRIENDS, THAT IF I HAD NOT FOUND MY LIFE PARTNER BY MAY 40TH BIRTHDAY, I WOULD MARRY MYSELF.”
“IF ONE DAY I FIND MY SOULMATE WITH WHOM I CAN PLAN MY FUTURE I’LL BE HAPPY, BUT MY BLISS DOESN’T DEPEND ON HIM.”
Mesi is the first Italian woman to hold a solo ceremony….
A man, Nello Ruggiero did the same thing in May and said “YES” to himself in a function in Naples. In Japan, a travel agency started boasting bridal ceremonies for a single female in 2014.
This news of marrying themselves started since 1993. It has generated many books and episodes of ‘Glee’ and ‘Sex and the City’.
“SINGLE IS THE NEW NORMAL. CELEBRATE YOUR SOLO STATUS”.
Check out one of the few comments left on Ms. Mesi’s wedding pictures:
“SO, SAD, YOU’RE OUT OF MIND, AND THREE’S SOMETHING WRONG WITH YOUR BRAIN.”
Last month, British man Sophie Tanner who did self-wedding told that three people called her “a depressed feminist”. But Mesi has shut down the bitchy remarks, saying “NOTHING AND NO ONE CAN TURN OF MY SMILE.”