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Meet Lulu Jemimah, The Ugandan Lady Who Got Married To Herself At Age 32

This is a story of an Oxford student who was sick of being asked when she was getting married. She decided to tie the knot with herself in Uganda(but admits her Ugandan parents were 'a bit confused').

Lulu Jemimah was 32 when she did a wedding without a groom just because she was fed up with her family lecturing her on settling down.

According to her, it cost her just £2 to organize the whole occasion. Lulu always says that marriage is the last thing on her mind as she studies for a Master's Degree in creative writing at a prestigious university.

So, in a bid to get her parents off her back, she decided to stage a mock wedding and sent formal invites out to her nearest and dearest.

It was a remarkable day for her as she hired a dress, walked through the venue to the traditional wedding march, and even gave a speech to her guests explaining the lack of a groom.

Before then, Lulu worked as a freelance journalist and a communications consultant for the International Organisation for Migration.

According to her, it was the perfect commitment to herself and her studies even though her parents were baffled by her decision.

When Lulu was 16, her father had already written her wedding speech. Her mother would always pray for her on her birthday and always plead for a good husband.

Despite all her achievements in life, all her parents could think about was when she was going to get a boyfriend and tie the knot.

On the day of her wedding, one of her friends played the role of the vicar as Lulu exchanged vows with herself in front of around 30 guests.

Her invitation card was printed by her friend who works as a web designer, her friend paid to hire her dress, while her brother baked her cake.

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