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Follow Friday – A Cemetery Wedding

on June 24, 2011

I read A Grave Interest’s post Going to the Chapel….Cemetery Weddings recently. What an interesting concept!

I have a few pictures of graves from Bohemian National Cemetery in Chicago where you can see people sitting around on the grass. I have heard of my families picnicing around family graves prior to the 1950s. This was not a tradition passed down that we still do today.

I think a cemetery is a great place for a wedding. So many cemeteries are garden-like or have beautiful chapels on site. There are also many military statues and memorials which would make a nice backdrop for a military wedding.

What do you think? Would you get married in a cemetery? I would consider it!

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3 responses to “Follow Friday – A Cemetery Wedding

  1. Sarndra says:

    I always thought i would if i married again :) I loveeee cemeteries.

    If you go to flickr and do a search for wedding + cemetery a few come up.

    I had a family portrait taken at my GGG grandparents grave with my then young children…was their ancestors after all! The photo isn’t the best of us lol but I love their plain matching headstones… here’s a pic of the graves http://www.flickr.com/photos/porkynz/2515222283/in/photostream/

    Cheers!
    Sandy
    http://www.sarndra.com

  2. Mary says:

    Well I would be all for a Wedding in a Cemetery. After all my husband and I got engaged in a cemetery!! True story.

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