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Italian fitness instructor, 40, marries HERSELF

An Italian fitness instructor who became fed up of searching for Mr Right for 20 years has found the answer staring her in the face all along – and has married herself.

Laura Mesi invited 70 of her nearest and dearest to her wedding, complete with a white dress, bridesmaids, and a diamond ring.

The 40-year-old paid £8,700 for the ceremony, which is not legally recognised, and even went to Egypt on her honeymoon – by herself.

Photographs from the big day in Lissone, Lombardy, show Ms Mesi walking down the aisle on her own and cutting a wedding cake topped with a solitary female figurine.

An Italian fitness instructor who became fed up of searching for Mr Right for 20 years has found the answer staring her in the face all along – and has married herself

Laura Mesi invited 70 of her nearest and dearest to her wedding after failing to find a soulmate

Laura Mesi invited 70 of her nearest and dearest to her wedding after failing to find a soulmate

Photographs from the big day in Lissone, Lombardy, show Ms Mesi walking down the aisle on her own and cutting a wedding cake topped with a solitary female figurine

Photographs from the big day in Lissone, Lombardy, show Ms Mesi walking down the aisle on her own and cutting a wedding cake topped with a solitary female figurine

The 40-year-old paid £8,700 for the ceremony, which is not legally recognised, and even went to Egypt on her honeymoon - by herself

The 40-year-old paid £8,700 for the ceremony, which is not legally recognised, and even went to Egypt on her honeymoon – by herself

An emotional Ms Mesi sheds a happy tear with friends and family after marrying herself

An emotional Ms Mesi sheds a happy tear with friends and family after marrying herself

She decided to take part in the ceremony after a 12-year relationship ended in 2015, promising to marry herself should she not met someone before turning 40.

‘I told friends and family that if I had not found my soul-mate by my 40th birthday I would marry myself,’ she told La Repubblica newspaper.

‘If one day I find a man with whom I can plan a future I’ll be happy, but my happiness does not depend on him.

‘This is my fairytale wedding – only without a Prince Charming.’

Last year, a woman from Brighton married herself in a similar ceremony, admitting the idea was a ‘little bonkers’.

Self-marriage – often dubbed ‘sologamy’ – is a growing trends around the world, with proponents claiming the ceremony celebrates self-love and acceptance.

The bride (pictured with her cake) described her big day as her ‘fairytale wedding’, minus Prince Charming

Self-marriage - often dubbed 'sologamy' - is a growing trends around the world, with proponents claiming the ceremony celebrates self-love and acceptance

Self-marriage – often dubbed ‘sologamy’ – is a growing trends around the world, with proponents claiming the ceremony celebrates self-love and acceptance

Ms Mesi decided to take part in the ceremony after a 12-year relationship ended in 2015, promising to marry herself should she not met someone before turning 40

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