7 Unusual Wedding Chapels: Dogs, Bones, and a Volcano

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Even a royal wedding is conventional compared to getting married at a doughnut shop or among thousands of skeletons

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With royal wedding mayhem in full force, you've either had enough of the royal couple or are so hooked you just can't get enough matrimony. In any case, take a Will and Kate breather and check out some off-the-beaten-path wedding chapels with The Atlantic and Atlas Obscura. Featured in this edition of "7 Wonders of the World":

  • A Swedenborgian glass church surrounded by redwoods and perched atop a massive landslide area
  • A small chapel built on top of an ancient volcano
  • A Polish church decorated with thousands of skulls, with another 21,000 skeletons just below
  • A chapel built to honor the spiritual bond between dogs and humankind
  • Two small chapels housed inside the oldest tree in France
  • A doughnut shop that doubles as a wedding chapel
  • A wedding chapel with a mysterious spiral staircase 


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Rebecca Greenfield is a writer based in Brooklyn. She was formerly on staff at The Atlantic Wire.

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