A single woman who grew tired of being asked when she was getting married has made the extraordinary decision to tie the knot to herself.Oxford student Lulu Jemimah, 32, was fed-up of her family lecturing her on the importance of settling down with the right man. .
But marriage is the last thing on her mind as she studies a masters in creative writing at the 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.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. .
Lulu admits her Ugandan parents are baffled by her decision – but said she feels it was the perfect commitment to herself and her studies.
The entire day cost just £2 – for her taxi to the pub venue – as she managed to get the rest of her big day for free or as gifts from friends.
Proud singleton Lulu said: ‘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.’My father wrote my wedding speech when I turned 16. Every birthday my mother prayed for me and in recent years this has included a plea for a good husband.