Houston Woman Marries Herself In Lavish Wedding

Life & Love | Gerren Keith Gaynor | 01/26/2015 | 10:30 AM EST

40-year-old Yasmin Eleby puts on self-commitment ceremony

One Houston woman decided to take self-love to another level, choosing to throw the wedding of her dreams in a ceremony to marry herself.


Yes, herself.


Yasmin Eleby
, 40, put on a lavish wedding--bridesmaids and all--to celebrate her solo marriage, according to Black Art In America. Eleby reportedly promised herself that if she did not find her Prince Charming by the time she hit the big 4-0, that she would instead marry herself.


While nearly every woman grows up fantasizing about the day she is walked down to aisle for the man of her dreams, Eleby took a more unorthodox approach to defy society’s version of a fairytale wedding.

For the ceremony, Eleby had one of her sisters, who is a minister, preside over her vows in a spiritual ceremony, as you can’t legally marry yourself anywhere in the United States. The bride’s mother, three sisters and bridesmaids gave her away. Judging from photographs, it appears it was a joyous ceremony.


Eleby rocked a custom-made purple gown and tiara, as her beautiful bridesmaids wore silver-gray dresses that complimented their individual style and taste.


The wedding’s venue, the Houston Museum of African American Culture, was decorated in all-white drapery and table cloths, as well as white floral pieces.


But it didn’t just stop there. Eleby also plans on going on a honeymoon (we’re going to guess by herself). Because she loves to travel, she reportedly plans on visiting Cambodia, Laos, and the jazz festival in Dubai this year. Who said you couldn’t have your cake and eat too?


What do you think Centric readers...do you co-sign the idea of marrying yourself? Sound off.


(Photo: Radius Images/Corbis)

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