Sandra Blanco – from
London in the UK – had been with her boyfriend for 18 months before he proposed
to her in November 2017.
The couple decided on a Vegas wedding, which took only six weeks to organise. But a week before Christmas 2017, her fiancé go cold feet.
“A week before Christmas, he told me he wanted to take a step back, to go back to having a light relationship – while we’d spoken about buying a house together,” Sandra says in her first interview since her wedding.
“’A ‘light relationship’? That wasn’t okay with me. The wedding simply couldn’t go ahead,” she adds.
They cancelled the wedding and broke up.
Because she couldn’t get a refund on anything she’d booked, she decided to get married anyway – to herself.
“He said he didn’t want to be with me – that was it.
“Apparently, he’d been feeling like this even before he proposed. I was confused, devastated and in shock,” the 32-year-old businesswoman says.
Despite feeling rejected and heart-broken, she decided to turn the situation around. She booked a photographer to do a wedding-themed photoshoot, and had the ceremony at The Little Vegas Chapel with a man dressed as Elvis Presley officiating. In the ceremony, she pledged her commitment to herself.
“The story ends with a still single me, here today, talking about real love – the real love is the kind of love you should have for yourself.”
Sources: Magazine Features