27/01/2015 07:54 GMT | Updated 27/01/2015 08:59 GMT

Meet Yasmin Eleby, The 40-Year-Old Woman Who Married Herself

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A single woman displayed the ultimate act of self-love this month when she became her own wife at the Houston Museum of African American Culture.

Yasmin Eleby made a pact to self-wed if she hadn't found 'the one' by 40, and she stood by her promise.

On 3 January Yasmin's mother danced her down the aisle, and her sister performed the spiritual ceremony.

John Guess Jr., CEO of the Houston Museum of African American Culture, said: "Once she hit 40 she figured if she didn't find someone who loved her as much as she did, she would marry herself."

He also reaffirmed his support for Yasmin's idea that loving yourself before loving someone else is the most important thing in life.

"She's now indicated to others that she has high standards," he added.

"I was overwhelmed with the outpouring of love and support that was shown to me during my celebration of love and life," the bride said on Facebook.

Yasmin plans to take herself to Cambodia, Laos and Dubai for her honeymoon.

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