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Woman explains why she chose to marry herself

Callum Jones

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Woman explains why she chose to marry herself

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/withloveshalakolaloba

A lot of us will be first to admit when we are not exactly the luckiest when it comes to love, and there is certainly no problem with that.

And when failed relationship comes after failed relationship, you might think why not just marry yourself.

Yes, that may be a joke a lot of us make after ending a relationship - but one woman actually decided that was the best cause of action.

Brittany Rist even said 'I do' in the self-wedding. Credit: Instagram / @withloveshalakolaloba
Brittany Rist even said 'I do' in the self-wedding. Credit: Instagram / @withloveshalakolaloba
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Brittany Rist even ended up walking down the aisle in a dress and a white veil.

Rist, 34, read her vows alone in front of a mirror in her backyard, and even accepted her proposal - giving herself a ring in the process.

The woman even said 'I Do' to herself before committing to loving herself for better or worse.

"I vow to never settle or abandon myself in a romantic partnership ever again," she told herself while looking in the mirror.

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"I vow to honour my calling and live life as a work of art."

No guests were actually present at the wedding, which was described as a 'self-wedding', with Rist toasting herself at a solo reception.

But the day wasn't spent all alone, as instead of the usual partner and flock of guests, Rist was joined by a red velvet cake and a bottle of champagne.

Just months before the wedding, Rist separated from her son's father of nine years, promising to work on healing her inner self.

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And after a round of therapy, Rist's healing process was complete with the self-wedding taking place in November 2021.

She illustrated her self-love with a statement of self-appreciation.

The service took place in November 2021. Credit: Instagram / @withloveshalakolaloba
The service took place in November 2021. Credit: Instagram / @withloveshalakolaloba

As per 7news, she said: "I realised (that) in love and in relationships with other people, I wasn’t fully showing up and loving myself through that process, which made it really difficult to receive love from others.

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"We pour all of this time and money and energy into marrying other people, and we don’t ever pour that back into ourselves.

"I thought, ‘Why don’t I just buy myself a ring? Why don’t I just love myself fully during this time, and have a little ceremony?’ It felt empowering to sit in front of the mirror and feel that I love all of me and my scars and all that makes me feel unlovable."

While the concept of self-marriage has been around for many a year, some are still left a little confused by it.

Topics: Sex and Relationships, Wedding, Life

Callum Jones
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