An Italian Woman decided to marry herself without a prince

The Italian Woman also told singles this; “Single is the new normal. Celebrate your solo status!” Not everyone accepts this development. While some see it as being selfish, others  criticised by saying that, it is pointless submission to a patriarchal institution.
Laura Messi poses with her cake Laura Messi
Laura Messi poses with her cake/Unilad.co.uk

An Italian woman by name Laura Messi Has decided to say I do to herself without a prince charming. She has always had this wedding dream on her mind. It was a complete wedding ceremony, her white dress, three layer decorated wedding cake, brides maids and about 70 guests.

According to the 40-year-old fitness trainer, she said, “I firmly believe that each of us must first of all love ourselves,”. Also, “You can have a fairy tale even without the prince”. Though, the ceremony was just a rhetorical one because, it is bound for divorce anytime. There is no legal backing.

Laura Messi and her bridesmaids Laura Messi
Laura Messi and her bridesmaids/photo credit: dailymail.co.uk

She went ahead to say that the idea of solo gamy was born 2 years ago after her crashed relationship of 12 years. According to what she told La Repubblica newspaper, “I told friends and family that if I had not found my soul-mate by my 40th birthday I would marry myself,” She continues, “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.”

The Italian Woman advise to singles

The Italian Woman also told singles this; “Single is the new normal. Celebrate your solo status!” Not everyone accepts this development. While some see it as being selfish, others  criticised by saying that, it is pointless submission to a patriarchal institution.

She ignored criticisms

Some of the congratulatory messages on her wedding photos, reads, “So sad”, “you’re out of your mind” and “there’s something wrong with your brain”. But she ignored the comments by saying that “nothing and no-one can turn off my smile”.

Laura Messi’s acknowledgement

Further reports from the media says that Laura Messi maintain the fact that, she is the first Italian woman to hold a solo wedding ceremony. Also, she acknowledged that solo weddings might not be for everyone. To marry yourself, she says, you need a certain amount of money, the support of those around you, and, above all, “a pinch of madness.” She said also that she was once called a sad feminist.

Laura cut the cake, decorated with just a bride on the top tier. Guests toasted the happy single with personally bottled champagne with a label saying ‘Single.The weeding estimate is about C$15,000. She inscribed on the cake a bride figurine on the top. Also, she had a poster printed with her kissing her photo shopped self with sposa single. Meaning single bride printed in it.

Laura Messi happy Laura Messi
Laura Messi happy with her solo gamy/photo credit: stuff.co.nz
 Solo gamy as a trend and a woman that did same

Messi is part of the trend self marriage or solo gamy. These are people who have decided to marry themselves. These ceremonies are welcomed and also organised in countries from Australia to Netherlands. For instance, in 2015,British PR consultant Sophie Tanner married herself in Brighton after a failed relationship.

She told 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,”

Both close friends and family members witnessed the occasion. After the wedding, she  went to Egypt to enjoy her honeymoon.

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