As couples vie for ever more unique weddings, graveyards are becoming popular nuptial sites.
As couples vie for ever more unique weddings, graveyards are becoming popular nuptial sites. Marble Cemetery on Manhattan’s Lower East Side “seemed like the perfect fit for us. … It’s just strange enough,” one bride told The New York Times. Other couples say the appeal of cemeteries is that they’re leafy, atmospheric and … deathly quiet. In several U.S. cities, cemeteries as well as funeral homes are pitching themselves to wedding planners—and couples are taking the plunge. In Indianapolis, Flanner and Buchanan Funeral Centers has 100 weddings scheduled for 2012, vs. 10 in 2009. The Wisconsin Memorial Park cemetery in the town of Brookfield recently realized its multiple chapels and reception hall could pull double duty. And a Minnesota couple recently traded vows overlooking the bride’s parents’ gravestones, the perfect metaphor for undying love and impending mortality. “Till death do us part” is taking on new meaning.