Dia de los Muertos Wedding Inspiration

This time of year always reminds me of one of my all time favorite wedding inspiration projects from a few years ago done in partnership with Audra Wrisley Photography. Since this blog didn't exist back then I thought I'd take this opportunity to share this throwback gem with you all today!

I am so inspired by the vibrant colors and motifs of the Mexican holiday: Dia de los Muertos. It's just such a beautiful holiday; a colorful celebration and remembrance of the lives of loved ones who have passed on. What better wedding inspiration than a bold holiday that celebrates life itself? After all, your wedding day is the beginning of your new life together as married couple. I decided to draw upon the "until death do us part" line of common marriage vows to shape a beautiful celebration of a couple's love and commitment to each other; focusing on the slightly dark romance of being together until the end. 

I wanted to incorporate some standard traditions such as sugar skulls, vibrant flowers, candles, and papel picado. Audra helped to add a modern flare with beautifully designed custom stationary using modern geometric patterns and creating gold leafed and fabric paper decoupaged terra cotta pots to use as centerpieces. The centerpieces incorporated succulents with fresh fruits and flowers to give a very warm and inviting feel. Want to learn how to make these fancy terra cotta pots yourself, check out Audra's DIY tutorial on Wedding Chicks!

We looked to Frida Kahlo for our beauty inspiration; pairing a floral crown with dark lips and a stunning vintage 1970's Mexican wedding dress with pin-tucked cotton bodice and crochet lace insets throughout.

To compliment the design, we served a Mexican Peach cocktail (recipe below) in gold sugar rimmed glasses, Mexican sodas, pan de muerto, colorful cupcakes, and the most scrumptious alfajores decorated with powdered sugar!

Toast to Dia de Los Muertos with a Mexican Peach cocktail
1 1/2 oz. Pallini Peachcello
1 1/2 oz. Tequila
1 oz. Numi Organic White Nectar Tea (made into an ice tea)
1/2 oz. Simple Syrup

 Want to see more? Check out the original feature on Wedding Chicks. Hope you have enjoyed these colorful photos & can take away some inspiration for your own events! Happy Friday!