Over in England, a lonely woman has gotten sick and tired of being lonely. After six years of dating the only person who would date her — herself — she decided to put a ring on it.
Grace Gelder, an artist from London, decided to marry herself in a wedding ceremony with 50 friends and family on a small farm, Elite Daily reports.
Gelder bought her vintage dress only two days before the ceremony. She announced the nuptials with herself and kissed her reflection in a mirror.
“The day was obviously centred on me, the final event being a mirror for me to kiss, but it also felt like I was sharing something very special,” the happy newly-wed told The Guardian. Gelder admitted in the same interview that she had doubts just like every other, “with only a month to go before the wedding, doubts began to creep in. I found myself asking, why was I really doing this? Was it just some vainglorious stunt?”
Gelder received support from family and friends. She told Guardian that her parents are “open-minded,” and got behind the idea quickly.
When asked about the ceremony and the meaning behind it, Gelder told Guardian, “I really don’t see it as any kind of feminist statement, but creating a wedding of this kind on my own terms felt incredibly empowering.”