Single Australian teacher Patricia Christine ‘marries herself’ in $100 wedding

Single teacher ‘marries herself’ in $100 wedding after ending her engagement — complete with flowers, boho dress and sparkly diamond ring

  • Sydney teacher Patricia Christine, 29, has broken tradition by marrying herself
  • She married solo in May 2020, eight years after ending her engagement
  • Mrs. Christine bought a wedding ring, flowers and a dress for under $100










A single woman has broken ancient tradition by marrying herself in an unconventional ceremony, surrounded by her closest friends.

Determined to defy societal expectations that women should marry before they turn 30, Patricia married Christine in a “self-commitment ceremony” at age 28 on May 30, 2020, eight years after ending her engagement.

The Sydney-based teacher spent weeks planning the event and bought herself a wedding ring, flowers and a flowy bohemian wedding dress for just $92 (AUD).

Mrs. Christine married herself in a show of self-love that she hopes will help women know their own worth, regardless of their relationship status.

The Sydney-based teacher spent weeks planning the event and bought a wedding ring, flowers and a flowy bohemian wedding dress for a total of just $92 (AUD)

Determined to defy societal expectations that women must marry before they turn 30, Patricia married Christine at the age of 28 in a “self-commitment ceremony” in May 2020.

Accompanied by nine close friends, the bride went to her local park where guests spoke about the importance of self-love before taking vows in an ’emotional’ and socially distancing ceremony that lasted 30 minutes.

Mrs. Christine promised to love herself despite the mistakes she made in life, and promised to trust that she would follow her dreams.

“I wanted to defy societal expectations and show women that the most important relationship we have is with ourselves,” she said.

“We search all our lives to make a huge statement to another, but we don’t do it for ourselves first.”

Ms Christine (pictured) said she married herself in a show of self-love that she hopes will help women know their own worth regardless of their relationship status

Ms Christine (pictured) said she married herself in a show of self-love that she hopes will help women know their own worth regardless of their relationship status

She bought a sparkling diamond ring (pictured) and a fresh bunch of sunflowers

She bought a sparkling diamond ring (pictured) and a fresh bunch of sunflowers

After the ceremony, the guests celebrated with an informal picnic on the grass.

Ms. Christine documented her big day on Instagram and started a series of posts with a photo of her ring – a simple silver band with a single diamond.

“I said yes!…to myself,” she wrote in the caption.

While the photos elicited heartwarming comments from friends and family, not everyone was so supportive of Ms. Christine’s decision.

Mrs. Christine (pictured) vowed to love herself despite the mistakes she made in life, and pledged to trust that she would follow her dreams

Mrs. Christine (pictured) vowed to love herself despite the mistakes she made in life, and pledged to trust that she would follow her dreams

Despite marrying herself, Mrs. Christine (pictured) has not ruled out finding a partner in the future

She said she believes focusing on herself will eventually make her more successful in love if she finds the right person

While the photos elicited heartwarming comments from friends and family, not everyone was so supportive of Ms. Christine’s decision.

Some comments “congratulated” her sarcastically left the newlywed feeling upset, but she has since come to terms with her decision.

Despite marrying herself, Mrs. Christine does not rule out finding a partner in the future.

She said she believes focusing on herself will ultimately make her more successful in love if she finds the right person.

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