Many women say they have always wanted to get married but have never found the right man.
Now a 31-year-old filmmaker from London has got around the problem but tying the knot to herself.
Grace Gelder had been single for six years when she decided to organise the unorthodox ceremony on her own.
She proposed to herself on a park bench, bought a ring and a dress and invited all of her friends to watch her make her vows.
Ms Gelder told the Guardian: ‘The day was obviously centred on me, the final event being a mirror for me to kiss, but it also felt like I was sharing something very special with my friends, giving everyone an opportunity to reflect on their own ideas of love and commitment.
‘I had one friend in her 50s who said it was one of the best weddings she’d ever been to.
The photographer said that after being single for six years she had built up a brilliant relationship with herself – and creating that bond with someone else seemed like too much hard work.
Inspired by the Björk song Isobel, which includes the line, ‘My name’s Isobel, married to myself’, the Londoner said the lyric struck a chord with her and it was then she decided to walk solo down the aisle.
From proposing to herself on the park bench in Parliament Hill, London, last November, right through to the ceremony in mid-March this year, the matrimony was approached like an ordinary wedding.
Grace bought a dress, a ring, rehearsed vows and eventually wed in a farmhouse in rural Devon watched by her sister and friends -sealing the deal by planting a kiss on a mirror.