Oxford student marries herself to dodge marriage pressure from parents 

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Oct 10, 2018, 10.59 PM(IST)

Lulu Jemimah Photograph:( Zee News Network )

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Studying creative writing at the university, Jemimah thought of an interesting way that could solve all her problems — Marriage. However, her marriage involved no groom.

A woman decided to marry her own self to get rid of the pressure around the topic from her parents in UK . 

Lulu Jemimah, an Oxford student, who was fed up with her parents constantly nagging her to get married. However, for the 32-year-old single woman, marriage was the last thing on her mind. 

Studying creative writing at the university, Jemimah thought of an interesting way that could solve all her problems — Marriage. However, her marriage involved no groom.

According to a Daily Mail report, Jemimah set up a mock wedding and even invited her close family and friends to it. She hired a beautiful wedding dress, walked through the venue and then finally addressed the guests informing them how her marriage was to no one else but her own self.

The wedding cost her £2, which included her taxi fare to the venue. 

She reportedly told a news website, “I have a strong passion in life and I am committed to achieving my goals at becoming an academic.” “But all my family wanted to ask me was when I planned to get married – which is very important back in Uganda – followed by when I would be having children and starting a family,” she added.

Though her parents did not attend the wedding, she later explained the whole scenario to her parents. 

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