Woman marries herself after getting fed up with being single
Tired of the dating scene? Fed up with your other half’s irritating ways?
Then why not marry the one person who will stay with you until the end of your days… Yourself?
That’s what Grace Gedler has done, right from her selfie-proposal (or is that proposal-selfie) and wedding ceremony with 50 guests.
She told the Guardian that she was inspired by Bjork’s song Isobel.
The lyrics go ‘My name’s Isobel, married to myself’.
She proposed to herself on Parliament Hill, north London, in November and finally walked down the aisle alone in March.
She was watched by friends and her sister and the wedding was completed with a kiss on a mirror.
She decided to take the plunge with herself after being single for six years and building up a good relationship. With herself.
She said: ‘A few did comment, in a light-hearted way, that it was a bit narcissistic. Obviously, if you have just announced you’re marrying yourself, it is plainly a statement of self-love, and I was under no illusion how self-indulgent that might appear.
‘But I was completely comfortable with my motivations. I’d been on a journey of personal development using meditation, dance and performance to increase my self-awareness.
‘Included in this was a Shakti Tantra programme focused on sexuality and how this was bound up with making agreements with yourself and other people.’
Despite not having much choice about staying with herself the rest of her life, Grace had pre-wedding jitters.
But she went through with it anyway and now feels empowered and like she is no longer single.