SANDRA BLANCO, a Spanish-based flight attendant who lived in Valencia, was just weeks away from her wedding when her fiance got cold feet.
The couple had been together for one and a half years and had planned to elope to Vegas for a shotgun wedding which had been booked six weeks in advance. But as the wedding day approached, would-be hubby call the whole event off.
Sandra, 32, couldn’t get a refund on anything – so she decided to make the most of it and marry herself instead.
Sandra proceeded to go ahead with the wedding, booking a male-model for the already paid wedding-shoot, she even went ahead with a ceremony at The Little Vegas Chapel with a man dressed as Elvis Presley as the officiator.
The result of the trip changed her whole perception of love and that “you need to love yourself in order for anyone else to love you” Sandra admitted as reported by Metro.
Sandra hopes that the story about her experience will inspire other people who have been through a similar journey.
After the ceremony, Sandra then went on a road-trip from Vegas to the Grand Canyon and stayed there for four days; a journey that for Sandra was an eye-opener to her experience, to what she had done. During her solo wedding ceremony she had committed to be good to herself and take care of herself
To repeat the message said to her by the wedding officiator, that despite the wedding not working out as she had originally planned, Sandra had had the courage to go out to Vegas regardless, to make a promise to herself and to fully live her “wild, precious life.”
As Sandra confessed, after the Vegas adventure, she learnt that the most important kind of love is not the love that you feel for another person, but the love you must feel for yourself.