Although they’re both spooky, social holidays, Día de los Muertos and Halloween are very different. Day of the Dead festivities start on Oct 31 and end on Nov 2nd. This colorful holiday celebrates both life + death with funky makeup + costumes, parades, singing, dancing + offerings to lost loved ones. Bold, bright + celebratory, Día de los Muertos immortalizes the lives we’ve lost and preserves rich family traditions!
Inspired by this Latin holiday, Anything But Gray Events, demonstrates the subtle art of honoring culture + traditions while still making it reflect a couple’s own style. The Stonehurst is tucked away in Shadow Hills California, and is a Joshua Tree-meets-Tijuana setting, perfect for this inspired vision!
Catch some sugar skull inspiration and colorful youthful vibes in today’s timely editorial captured by Julie Shuford Photography:
While skulls typically seem frightening during Halloween, Día de los Muertos skulls symbolize positivity + fond memories of a person’s life. And what’s not positive about this vivid stationery suite by A Fine Press, that gets better with each fold.
Jewels By Grace with this edgy, stunner! We love the geometric diamond design balanced with the traditional gold settings.
Golden Sun Ceremony
Los Angeles Floral Couture created layers of trendy + traditional designs for this editorial. From neutral pampas grass in the ceremony backdrop to the chromatic floral crown + bridal bouquet, it’s nonstop style.
Love + Crochet
Save our souls. This crocheted wedding gown by Namaste and Crochet is unlike anything we’ve ever seen! The textures so perfectly compliment the desert setting, and we can’t get over these colors + details.
With Dia de los Muertos designs in mind, check out this unbelievable wedding dress!
This dark, forest green slim fit suit by Friar Tux is traditional with a twist. In lieu of a regular tie, the groom is sporting a vintage, emerald green medallion. Adding touches of personalization is key for creating a unique + custom look.
And isn’t this couple just the cutest!? They are the owners behind LA Speakeasy and they just celebrated 4 years of marriage! Congrats you lovebirds!!
Curated furniture collections from Papillon Rentals, including a gigantic, gold sunset ceremony piece, boho accents + velvet seating collectively rest easy against the grey stone reception space.
Día de los Muertos celebrants believe that marigolds (an orange carnation-like flower) help guide their loved one’s soul back to the world of the living with their bright, bold coloring. True to tradition, marigolds were incorporated in the bridal bouquet as well as this beautiful reception decor. This composition is so rich, not to mention the inviting tablescape.
The date shake stands of the desert meet the Agua Fresca carts of Tijuana with this portable bar trailer from Juniper Rocks.
Love on the Rocks
Sugar skull skills with this egg white cocktail foam art for the win! We love this, coupled with the traditional Mexican maracas, skeleton figurines + hanging papel picado.
Día de los Muertos Dancing
Let the Día de los Muertos celebrations begin!
photography: Julie Shuford Photography // venue name: The Stonehurst, Shadow Hills, CA, USA // event design: Anything But Gray Events // planning: Anything But Gray Events // florals: Los Angeles Floral Couture // wedding dress: Namaste and Crochet // hairpiece: Debra Shirley // bride's ring: Jewels By Grace // hair stylist: Beauty by Bon Bon // makeup artist: Beauty by Bon Bon // groom attire: Friar Tux // groom's shoes: Friar Tux // paper goods: A Fine Press // handmade details: KMM Packaging // catering: Tastebuds Catering // tabletop rentals: Fancy Tables // furniture rentals: Papillon Rentals // linen rentals: BBJ Linen // specialty rentals: Juniper Rocks // cocktails: Juniper Rocks // fiesta decor: Mesa Chic // couple: Iveth & Vince // Paper Goods: Elizabeth Hults