Yoga instructor, Nadine Schweigert, from North Dakota spent a beautiful day in March walking down the aisle to meet her lovely groom – also named Nadine Schweigert.
40 of her dearest friends attended the ceremony, watching as she exchanged vows and rings with her “inner groom” and then spent their honeymoon in New Orleans.
Yes, the 36-year-old married herself.
After a painful divorce, her two children decided to live with their father.
“Six years ago, I would’ve handled a problem by going out and drinking,” she said. “I smoked, I was 50 pounds overweight … this is just celebrating how far I’ve come in my life.”
And so, the young divorcee took the time to re-evaluate her life to find what truly makes her happy and came to the conclusion that she will no longer wait for “someone to complete [her]”. With this, she purchases gifts and treats and takes herself out on a dates, swearing to “enjoy inhabiting my own life and to relish a lifelong love affair with my beautiful self”. Recently she spoke to US TV host Anderson Cooper, saying the self-marriage was “about really committing to changing my life.”
Unfortunately, not everyone in Mrs. Schweigert’s life agreed to this union, especially her 11-year-old son, “[who] said, ‘I love you, but I’m embarrassed for you right now.'”