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Married in a cemetery? Some adore the idea

Published 06/14/2009, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

At the top of the staircase, Sheryl Jesswein glanced in a large mirror to make sure her wedding dress and veil were in place. Before descending the steps to the chapel, she had one last thing to do. She placed her hand on a mausoleum niche, touching the name of her late father. “It was like he was giving me away,” Jesswein said. Cemetery weddings are rare, eyebrow-raising affairs, evoking Goth images of black bridal dresses and gloomy gravesite gatherings.

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