Spooktacular Day Of The Dead Wedding Shoot

This spooktacular wedding shoot was inspired by the Day of the Dead and took place outside

This spooktacular wedding shoot was inspired by the Day of the Dead and took place outside

Día de las Muertos is a time when family and friends gather to pray for, honor, celebrate and remember loved ones who have died. A wedding is a perfect time to celebrate and honor our loved ones, past and present.

To create an organic and moody feel, the stylists did the shoot on the gorgeous grounds of the Gilbert Riparian Preserve, which has various vegetative zones ranging from marshlands to native riparian and upland vegetation areas. An organic location like a park or botanical garden would be amazing for this wedding theme or a venue with colorful tiles and abstract backdrops would be just as perfect since this theme is all about color, color, color! The florals used for decor were bright and colorful flowers like marigolds, carnations, and roses. The sweetheart table was covered with burgundy chiffon and red tulle, which can be purchased at a fabric store.

The bridesmaids skirts are just layers of dark red tulle with a satin underlining, and can easily be made by someone who knows how to work the sewing machine and for the creatively inclined. The bride’s halo headpiece can easily be made using wooden skewers, a headband, hot glue gun and glue sticks, spray paint, silk roses, glitter, scissors, and other decorative elements like rhinestones and pearls. For the shoot, the bride’s headpiece was created by the amazing Batcakes Couture, who used metal spikes and Swarovski crystals to elevate the design. Get inspired by the pics of the shoot below!

The bridesmaids were wearing layered red tulle skirts and white and black lace tops, plus bright floral crowns

The bridesmaids were wearing layered red tulle skirts and white and black lace tops, plus bright floral crowns

They were all rocking sugar skull makeups

They were all rocking sugar skull makeups

The groom was rocking a classic tux with a red bow and the bride was rocking a refined black lace dress

The groom was rocking a classic tux with a red bow and the bride was rocking a refined black lace dress

She was also rocking a large red flower crown and a black lace and red bead necklace

She was also rocking a large red flower crown and a black lace and red bead necklace

The whole space was decorated with sugar skulls, too

The whole space was decorated with sugar skulls, too

The wedding tablescape was done in black, red and gold, with sugar skulls, bright blooms

The wedding tablescape was done in black, red and gold, with sugar skulls, bright blooms

Colored glasses, dark cutlery and sugar skull cookies marked each place setting

Colored glasses, dark cutlery and sugar skull cookies marked each place setting

The wedding centerpiece was done with colorful blooms and hot peppers

The wedding centerpiece was done with colorful blooms and hot peppers

The wedding cake was a matte black one, with bold florals and styled with red tulle

The wedding cake was a matte black one, with bold florals and styled with red tulle

The wedding stationery was bright and bold

The wedding stationery was bright and bold

Source: bespoke-bride