Mexican Manufacturing Facility Hosts Mass Wedding

Standing beside her boyfriend of four years, in her empire waist, strapless white dress, Yasmin Guadalupe Romero Gameros could pretend that she wasn't in the cafeteria of the Plamex facility in Tijuana, Mexico, where she welds headsets full-time. She could, that is, if it wasn't for the 27 other spiffed-up co-workers with her, all ready to take the collective plunge.

Plamex, a manufacturing plant for Santa Cruz-based headset-maker Plantronics, hosted its 11th annual mass wedding last Friday. The tradition began when a Human Resources director walked into the office of the president, Alejandro Bustamante, and asked: "Do you know we have a lot of people that have kids and aren't married?"