Woman Marries Herself

Ben Smith Contributor
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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.

Gelder tosses the bouquet after her marriage ceremony (Photo: Amy Grubb)

Gelder tosses the bouquet after her marriage ceremony (Photo: Amy Grubb)

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.”