This bride was carried to the altar in a coffin!

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How do you walk down the aisle when your theme is “Till Death do Us Part” and you're getting married in an Northern California cemetery? If you're Kristen, you surprise the hell out of your groom by entering in a coffin carried by the groomsmen.

Yeah, yeah: I know LAST week was our week for spooky weddings, but trust: you're going to want to see Kristen and Joe's sweetly macabre video. It's way more heartwarming than the title of this post suggests.

Here's what Kirsten had to say about it:

Joe and I had our wedding at Mountain View Cemetery and I surprised everyone (including the groom) by showing up in a coffin. The groomsman didn't even know they had to carry me in until about an hour before.

Hopefully we'll have the full scoop on this wedding once Kirsten gets her photos back.

PS: If you love this, be sure to check out our archive of cemetery weddings!

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Comments on This bride was carried to the altar in a coffin!

  1. I absolutely love this video! Does anyone know who the videographer was? Fantastic idea – carried out brilliantly!

    • Actually the photographer is my boss. It was his first time ever filming anything or making a video. He just wanted to “try it” and I said “why the heck not”. Thank god he did because it is something we will always have.

  2. In a little over 3 minutes, the video managed to make us feel like we were there! That was such a perfect thing to do!

  3. First of all this was so cool! I laughed when I saw this idea. It’s done so beautifully.
    I would love to know where the bride got her dress!

    • It is a Mori Lee gown. Purchased at Blossom’s Bridal in Dublin, CA

      • You looked absolutely beautiful!! And when I heard about this from your Mom I thought crazy!!! But it was great!! Loved it!! And, yes the video is AWESOME!!

  4. I didn’t think we needed a videographer until I saw this. This video is just so perfect and happy and heartwarming. Now I really really want one! Hopefully our friend can help us out!

  5. Dude. DUDE! I love it! This is the most original idea in all of cemetery weddings EVAR! I am in the middle of planning my cemetery wedding, since I am a funeral industry professional ;), and this is soooo frakking awesome! Oh man, this is, oh goodness…just so fantastic! Thanks for sharing this! I’m totally sharing this with my coworkers!!

  6. That video made me cry like an emotional wreck. You are an absolutely beautiful couple. Congratulations!

  7. Wow beautiful video! I’ve been a video skeptic when it comes to videoing weddings, but I think you may have just convinced me (my groom will be happy lol)!

    It wasn’t at all dark but full of light and joy and happy people! congratulations 🙂

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