Sompe people, like Paulita Flores, found that hosting a wedding at a
funeral home allowed for a less expensive, yet picture perfect setting
for her wedding.
[via USA Today]
Bride Paulita Flores, middle, prepares for her wedding at the Community
Life Center in Indianapolis on Dec. 4. "I fell in love (with the
center) and thought it was the perfect place," she says.
And although people may think it morbid to start a marriage in a
place surrounded by sadness, it would be no different than doing it at a
church — where both caskets and newlyweds occupy the aisles throughout
the year, says Sue Totterdale, national chairwoman of the National
Association of Wedding Professionals. "A banquet hall is a banquet hall,
and a chapel is a chapel," she says. "If you can get past the driveway
and the cemetery, it's going to be beautiful."