Yasmin Eleby promised that she would marry herself if she hadn't found a suitable partner by the time she turned 40.
In January, she fulfilled that promise by hosting an elaborate wedding ceremony for her marriage to herself.
The ceremony was a spiritual rather than legally binding one, as it is still illegal to marry yourself in America.
According to a post on the venue's website the bridal party included ten bridesmaids.
Eleby said the best part of the day was having her family stand up for her; her mother gave her away and her three sisters were her bridesmaids.
She described the event as "a celebration of love, and of life."
In a Facebook post she spoke about what the event taught her:
I want to encourage each of you to spread your wings and fly! You are not too old and it's not too late to try something different, learn a new skill, travel to exciting places, etc… Don't be afraid to take risks. I've learned that family and friends are always willing to welcome you back home if/when you decide to return.