Can’t find a potential spouse? Marry yourself! According to Inforum, 36-year old Nadine Schweigert did just that. A symbolic ceremony was held for her and 45 guests, where at the end she was pronounced wife and inner-groom.
During the observance, the Fargo woman read her vows: “I, Nadine, promise to enjoy inhabiting my own life and to relish a lifelong love affair with my beautiful self.” She presented herself with a ring and invited all guests to “blow kisses to the whole world” at the point of the traditional, bride-groom lip-lock
Nadine wore a blue silk dress, opting out of the traditional white dress, for some strange reason.
Another quote from the happy bride-groom:
I was waiting for someone to come along and make me happy,” she says. “At some point, a friend said, ‘Why do you need someone to marry you to be happy? Marry yourself.
Schweigert’s 11-year-old son also didn’t like the idea.
“Initially his response was to put his hand on my shoulder. He said, ‘I love you, but I’m embarrassed for you right now and I’m not coming,’ ” she says.
The blushing bride and groom.
“I’m just a unique, awesome person who doesn’t fit anyone’s mold or ideal, and I hope you’re OK with that,” she says. “And if you’re not, that’s OK, too.”
It wouldn’t be a marriage to oneself if some newscasters didn’t get a good laugh about it. These two sure did:
- A boat packed with mainly African migrants bound for Italy sank off the Libyan coast on Thursday and officials fear over 100 people might have died, Reuters reports. ›
- President Obama marked a decade of recovery after Hurricane Katrina, citing gains, but also the immense amount of work that he said still needs to be done. ›
- Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said (on Faceboook, obviously) that one billion people used the service on Monday 🌐 ›