I Love Myself: 40-Year-Old Woman Marries Herself In Lavish Houston Wedding Ceremony

- By Bossip Staff

Houston Woman Marries Herself

A Houston woman celebrated her 40th birthday by giving herself the lavish wedding she had always dreamed of — complete with a walk down the aisle, vows, and a first dance. Yes, just herself. No husband in sight.

Via Black Art In America:

It was a dream wedding. Complete with a fabulous candlelit ceremony and heartfelt vows to forgive, honor and love… herself. Yes, Yasmin Eleby promised herself that if she hadn’t found a mate by the time she was 40, she would marry herself, and she kept her promise. What better way to start the year than with an act of self love?

Yasim chose to have one of her sisters who is also a minster, help her say vows, in a spiritual ceremony – because you can’t legally marry yourself in America. She says the best part of her special day was having her family there to “stand up” for her. Her other three sisters were bridesmaids and her mom gave her away; or back to herself in this case.

He chose Houston Museum of African American Culture (HMAAC) because he was able to recreate the space, “so it was like an open canvass,” says Darrell.”It seems natural that they would choose this space,” according to John Guess Jr. CEO of HMAAC, “since the community feels welcome here.”

Details on how this union was consummated will remain private, but Yasmin loves to travel. She plans to visit Cambodia, Laos, and the jazz festival in Dubai this year, her extensive plans will serve as a honeymoon.

Hmmm, wonder what that wedding night was like?? BOSSIP fam, what do you think? Is this a bold expression of self-love…or some of the lonliest isht you’ve ever seen in your life?? Peep pics from the wedding below:


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  • http://alishasangle.wordpress.com alisha2013

    Reblogged this on Alisha's Angle and commented:
    I can’t speak to the authenticity of this article but the concept was certainly interesting. Let it be noted that in the pictures published, I didn’t notice any men. I wonder if this choice will affect this woman’s chances for getting married in the future. While I can’t imagine inviting my family and friends to a ceremony for myself, I can see where she was coming from. A wedding is something many women look forward to for decades and she didn’t want to not have the experience because of her lack of a significant other. I wonder if we’ll see these type of ceremonies grow in popularity in the coming years? Maybe it’s just me, but I can’t imagine spending thousands of dollars on a wedding without having a groom. But it looks like it worked for her.

  • jkcharles

    Reblogged this on t3chsavy and commented:
    Such a shame

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