Meet 40 years old woman who married herself after coming out of a 12 years old relationship

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."

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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".

What Laura Mesi did is part of a growing trend for self-marriage - dubbed "sologamy" - in countries around the world.