Italian woman marries herself

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She even went on her honeymoon alone. Photo credit: Facebook

An Italian woman didn't have to worry about being stood up on her wedding day because after a 12-year relationship, she married herself.

Laura Mesi had it all - bridesmaids, a guest list of 70 and even a three-layer cake - just no groom.

Ms Mesi, 40, believes she is the first Italian woman to have a solo wedding, even if it isn't legally binding.

"I firmly believe that each of us must first of all love ourselves," she told the BBC. "You can have a fairytale even without the prince."

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She had it all - bridesmaids, a guest list of 70 and even a three-layer cake - just no groom. Photo credit: Facebook

Ms Mesi first had the idea of a solo wedding when a 12-year relationship came to an end two years ago.

"I told friends and family that if I had not found my soulmate by my 40th birthday I would marry myself," she told La Repubblica newspaper.

She reportedly splashed out more than $16,000 for her big day, and even went on her honeymoon to Egypt by herself.

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