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Wedding Talk

Fitness instructor marries self in 'sologamist' wedding - 'You can have a fairytale even without the prince'

Bride wore a white wedding dress and cut a three-tier cake in front of 70 guests

There is a saying that goes to truly love someone else you must at first love yourself.

Which could have been a perfect theme for 40-year-old fitness trainer Laura Mesi's big day after she invited family and friends to a wedding ceremony where she exchanged vows with... herself.

The Italian 'bride' wore a white wedding dress and cut a three-tier wedding cake on front of 70 guests when she 'tied the knot' with herself in a practise known as 'sologamy'.


The idea of sologamy featured in an episode of Sex and the City in 2003, where Carrie announced that she would be marrying herself before issuing a friend with details of her wedding gift registry (Bradshaw was attempting to get her friend to replace a pair of Manolo Blahnik shoes that had gone missing her house) however the trend seems to be increasing in popularity as more women begin to discover the practise.

British writer Sophie Tanner married herself in May 2015 after she spent two years researching the merits of sologamy for a book.

“I literally had the idea when I was lying in bed recovering from flu and a bad relationship,” she told The Telegraph. “Everyone celebrates getting together with someone and becoming married, but there’s no milestone in society that celebrates escaping something awful or returning to your own happiness and contentment.”

Sophie threw a wedding where her 69-year-old father gave her away in a occasion that "a celebration of being single, and thoroughly enjoying it".

She wore a vintage gown and her 50 guests joined her in dancing to Kendrick Lamarr's I love myself.

Speaking to La Repubblica newspaper newlywed Mesi said "I firmly believe that each of us must first of all love ourselves."

"You can have a fairytale even without the prince. 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."