For the 36-year-old, tying the knot was about making a formal commitment to the love of her life: herself.
“I’ve been told that I am a great catch and today I am catching myself,” she said.
What initially started out as a housewarming party, [Erika] Anderson said, later evolved.
“I was like, ‘And I’ll marry myself,’” she said. “I think it’s hard not to adopt whatever society’s messages are … and I certainly think that one of the messages is, ‘You are not enough if you are not with someone else.’”
Anderson is far from alone. She joins a small yet growing number of women from around the world who have held weddings for themselves. Yasmin Eleby celebrated her 40th birthday by saying “I do” to herself, and her mother even walked her down the aisle.
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