Everyone doesn't love the idea of marriage. For some, promising to be with one person for the rest of his or her life is preposterous. Others, though, dream of marriage from a very young age. The idea of meeting your forever person, if you will, is what gets some people through the day. Building a family is as natural for some people as the idea of being alone is for others. We're all different, and that's just dandy. There's a new type of relationship afoot that proves just how different people can be.
People are starting to marry themselves. This act, called sologamy, is gaining steam. Recently, an Italian woman married herself, serving cake and a carved watermelon.This "union" was no Costco wedding. It was uniquely lavish, though, and we're nearly envious of it.
The ceremony had everything an average wedding would. The Italian bride, Laura Mesi, had four bridesmaids. About seventy people came to the ceremony, and there was even multi-layered cake. Oh, and there was also watermelon. The watermelon was carved to with Sposa Single, and it's just as married, legally, as Mesi is. We must admit, the carving is ornate. It's beautiful. We do.
If Mr right doesn't show up on time what do you do? Meet Laura Mesi, the 40 year old woman from Italy who married herself in a non-legally binding ceremony. After the end of her 12 years relationship in 2015 she promised her friends and family that if she doesn't find Mr right by the time she is 40 she will marry herself. She kept to her word and threw a lavish wedding costing $11,600 complete with 70 guests, bridesmaids, a diamond ring and a 3 tiered cake with a female figure at the top. To top it all up she will be jetting off to Egypt for her solo honeymoon. . . . . She said if one day she finds a man she will be happy but her happiness doesn't depend on one. The woman can not come and kill herself because of man #👰🏼 Swipe left to see more pics. What are your thoughts? . . . . #marriage #solowedding #lauramesi #relationship #wedding #honeymoon #marryme #marry #weddingguest #weddingcake #oddnews #selfmarriage #italian #woman #selflove #selfacceptance #sologamy #selfuniting #marryyourself #longtermrelationship #love #weddingcake #news #italianwoman #africanmommy #breakingnews #gist #womanhood #selfknowledge #solovacation
Mesi's wedding wasn't legal in any way. It was a display of questionable spending, at most. (Mesi's dress came in at $12,000. She also took herself on her own honeymoon in Egypt.) After a 12-year relationship ended, Mesi made a resolution. If she wasn't married by 40, she'd marry herself. As you can see, 40 came up quickly.
There are all sorts of arguments on the internet over this new trend. Some people are hailing sologamy as something aiming to smash patriarchal society. Others are saying that it's weird and wrong and every other kind of word that displays confusion and misunderstanding. The only stance we have on this one, though, is that we want the number for whoever carved that watermelon.