- Sarah Wilkinson saved monthly towards her wedding for 20 years, but she was not lucky enough to meet a man to marry her
- After turning 42 while still single, she figured it was prudent to have a lavish wedding between herself and herself
- She splashed the £10,000 (N9,445,493) savings on the event and even made 14 vows to herself
Forty-two-year-old Sarah Wilkinson is officially married to herself. Sarah wedded herself at a lavish ceremony conducted by her friend at Harvest House in Felixstowe, Suffolk.
According to the credit controller, the occasion was a day to remember as she was not only the centre of attention but also treated herself to an engagement ring.
Sarah saved for 20 years
BBC News reports that the "newly-wed" is aware the ceremony was not an official wedding, but she had her day.
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She disclosed that her 20-year savings funded the event, money she had reserved for the day she would walk down the aisle with the love of her life.
However, it got to a point where her hopes of meeting Mr Right dwindled to the level that she decided to go it all alone, The Indian Express reports.
"I think you get to the point where you think 'I might not have this with a partner by my side, but why should I miss out?" she questioned.
Event cost N9.4m
Sarah revealed that she splashed out the £10,000 (N9,445,493) on the celebration, money she had been saving each month from her earnings and bingo wins.
The bride was surrounded by 40 of her closest family and friends, with another 40 attending the evening party at a tennis club.
"That money was reserved for my wedding - it was a case of it's there, and why not use it for something I want to do," she said.
Sarah mentioned that her friends displayed no astonishment upon learning about her eccentric idea to orchestrate her wedding.
Sarah made 14 vows to herself
As part of the day's plan, Sarah wrote 14 vows for her to honour, with the first being a promise never to relinquish control of the TV remote.
The bride came up with the wedding idea when she turned 40 during the lockdown and decided to buy herself a diamond engagement ring.
Sarah walked down the aisle in a traditional white sequinned gown and cut a tiered cake topped with a figurine of a bride kissing a frog.
Her friend Katherine Cresswell, a professional wedding planner, conducted the wedding.
Sarah may be married to herself, but she is still open to meeting, falling in love with, and getting married to a man.
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His groomsmen were all dressed in agbada outfits as they danced to Asake's Omo Ope.