Kindergarten teacher, Yasmin Eleby has married herself. She did it to the amazement of those who were invited to her 40th year birthday.
“I’d been saying a few years that if I hadn’t gotten married by the time I was 40, I’d just have a wedding by myself,” Eleby told ABC News today. “I decided I didn’t want it to be a joke. I wanted to have a celebration of myself. My wedding was going to be about me making a commitment to love myself, to honor myself and to know my self-worth.”
According to her Events Planner, the event was planned “mostly through email, Facebook, message and text.” This is because “she’s a kindergarten teacher in Saudi Arabia, so she’s only in the Texas area once or twice a year,” he said.
According to Eleby, they started planning the wedding which held on January 3 in July 2014.
In a venue at the Houston Museum of African American Culture, Yasmin Eleby took vows to commit to forgive, love and honour herself in the presence of 160 guests who became teary-eyed when she began to sing “I believe I can fly” by R. Kelly. Her two ex-boyfriends were present at the event.
There was food, photo booth, a live band and a DJ. Yasmin had a great time.