In 2017, An Italian woman named Laura Mesi married herself. The fitness trainer got out of a 12-year old relationship & married herself after 2 years of being single when she turned 40 years old. She stated her happiness didn’t depend on finding a man.
According to BBC, Laura married herself in a ceremony complete with white dress, three-layer wedding cake, bridesmaids and 70 guests.
“I firmly believe that each of us must first of all love ourselves,” said Laura Mesi, a 40-year-old fitness trainer. “You can have a fairytale even without the prince.”
Laura Mesi says the idea of a solo wedding came to her two years after a 12-year relationship ended.
“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.”
Laura acknowledged that solo weddings might not be for everyone. To marry yourself, she said, you need a certain amount of money, the support of those around you, and – above all – “a pinch of madness”.
In 2017, An Italian woman named Laura Mesi married herself. The fitness trainer got out of a 12 year relationship & married herself after 2 years of being single when she turned 40 years old. She stated her happiness didn't depend on finding a man.#MythAndFact pic.twitter.com/26MbPlks8X— MYTH AND FACT (@MythAndFact) July 12, 2020
What Laura Mesi did is part of a growing trend for self-marriage – dubbed “sologamy” – in countries around the world.