A newly-single woman decided to celebrate her divorce by hosting a party – and all her friends turned up donned in their wedding dresses.
Mimicking the infamous episode of Friends, Nicole Niesner from Saskatchewan, Canada, gathered with all of her friends to drink wine in their wedding dresses to celebrate her life change.
After being married for 13 years Nicole (36) suggested she should celebrate her divorce after seeing people do the same on social media.
Nicole’s best friend made all the party arrangements, which saw the girls lounging around in their wedding dresses, drinking wine and laughing.
“When I opened the door all of my friends had brought their wedding dresses, it was such fun.
“I had no idea that this was the plan so I went into my storeroom and dug my dress out.
“We all helped each other get dressed, danced around, took some pictures and reminisced about our weddings, children, families and friends.”
Nicole says she’s looking forward to her single life and “turning a negative into a positive”.
“Divorce is devastating, no matter what the reason for it is – it’s a very painful process. The party wasn’t celebrating the divorce necessarily; it was about friendship and supporting me starting my new chapter.”
Nicole came up with the idea for celebrating her divorce thanks to similar parties she’d seen online.
But as soon as she shared her idea with her friends, they decide to make it a surprise.
“I’d come across divorce parties on the internet and thought, hey, why not celebrate!
“I mentioned it to my friend and she took control and planned the party with some of my closest friends.
“These women came together to let me know that I’m loved and supported by many.”
Despite struggling with the divorce at first, Nicole claims the party definitely helped her to cope with her life change.
“I felt so happy, I felt loved. There’s nothing more uplifting than being surrounded by close friends who support you no matter what.
“We get through the good and bad together, and after that party I knew I’d be okay.
“Now that I’m single, I’m focusing on living my best life – I work out regularly, I have taken up painting, I’m working on my mental health and focusing on my children.
“I’d recommend a positive divorce party to everyone – there’s nothing more satisfying than turning a negative into a positive.”