When he heard what Eleby, who works overseas in the oil and gas industry, was planning at the HMAAC he rushed over to see it for himself.

“Once she hit 40 she figured if she didn’t find someone who loved her as much as she did, she would marry herself,” says Guess Jr., who has now seen Eleby’s ceremony go viral. He agrees with Eleby’s notion that loving yourself for who you are completely before loving someone else is the key to happiness.

“So many people get married without thinking twice about who they are pairing with,” Guess Jr. says.

He thinks that once potential suitors see how Eleby treats herself that she could have some competition (for herself).