Med students plans to marry her degree in 'graduwedding'

(Angie Hamouie)
(Angie Hamouie)

They say university can change a person forever, but for one American student things have certainly taken a different turn.

Angie Hamouie, 27, is graduating from the University of Texas Medical Branch later in the year and plans to marry her degree in an official "graduwedding."

(Angie Hamouie)
(Angie Hamouie)

After numerous degrees and nine years of university, Ms Hamouie says women especially, need to celebrate successful careers as much as weddings and engagements.

"I feel that for women especially, we feel pressure to choose one or the other: the career or the marriage. And when we really only celebrate weddings, it sends a loud message about what we're expected to prioritize," she told the Huffington Post.

(Angie Hamouie)
(Angie Hamouie)

"The message I ultimately want to send with my graduwedding is that getting an education is a huge feat, and it should be celebrated as such."

Ms Hamouie is not missing any detail and has already taken "their" wedding photos ahead of the planned celebration on May, 13 which she has already invited friends and family to attend.

"I didn't think folks would take this party seriously because it was 'only' a graduation," she said.

"I wanted to convey that this milestone is a huge deal for me, and I thought the best way to do that would be by pretending to marry my degree."

Ms Hamouie has also created a website where she has more info on her "graduwedding," registry, photos and even a guest book.

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