One woman in Italy wasn’t about to let the lack of a partner to stop her from getting married.
Laura Mesi, a 40-year-old personal trainer, wed herself over the weekend in a lavish ceremony that included a cake, a dress, bridesmaids, bridal photos and over 70 guests.
“I firmly believe that each of us must first of all love ourselves,” she told Italian newspaper La Repubblica. “You can have a fairytale even without the prince.”
Mesi’s self-marriage is not legally binding —marriage is, after all, a contract between two (or more) parties — but the event, which dubbed “Sposa Single” (“single spouse”) carried plenty of bittersweet significance for her.