Dia de los Muertos Wedding Inspiration

Today begins the two day celebration known as Dia de los Muertos which is celebrated in Mexico and many other cultures around the world. I thought this beautiful + colorful inspirational shoot designed by Samantha of Primary Petals and Kathy of The Vintage Table Co. was filled to the brim with lovely ideas to use not only to celebrate this holiday but also incorporate into your wedding. I also love that they had the bride styled after Frida Kahlo. Oh, and the gorgeous bride – that is Samantha of Primary Petals modeling with her hubby! What a super cute duo. :)

dia de los muertos, floral hair piece

bright peony bouquet

dia de los muertos, gold skull

dia de los muertos, bright streamers

dia de los muertos tablescape

dia de los muertos tablescape

dia de los muertos tablescape

dia de los muertos tablescape

dia de los muertos tablescape

dia de los muertos flower headpiece

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dia de los muertos boutonniere

dia de los muertos bright bouquet

dia de los muertos couple

dia de los muertos peony bouquet and gold skull

dia de los muertos dessert bar

dia de los muertos maracas

dia de los muertos gold skull

dia de los muertos painted skull plate setting

dia de los muertos dessert bar

Thanks to all these creative vendors for sharing their talents with us today!

shoot conception + design, styling, floral design, crafted paper products, linens: Samantha Santana, James Lively and Blair Wilson of Primary Petals // shoot conception + design, styling, place setting and tablescape rentals: Kathy Le Backes of The Vintage Table Co // photography: Marianne Wilson and Joe Sanada of Marianne Wilson Photography // hair + makeup: Gina G // wedding dress: vintage wedding dress for sale on TheGownSwap.com // cake topper + mexican folk art: The Folk Tree of Pasadena // pottery: Bug Pottery by Angela King // Men’s fashion provided by Casey Wisenbaker

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  1. WOW i love this.. this shoot was SO well put together and the details are amazing. Fantastic work!!!

  2. Ok, Jen, this is the prettiest freaking thing I’ve ever seen in my freaking life. I mean COME ON. COME ON!!!!! Gorgeous!!!!!

  3. Thank you for the feature, Jen!!! And thanks to everyone for the lovely comments! :)

  4. Thank you so much again Jen for featuring us! We had such a fun time putting together this shoot, as we got to work with some amazing people.

  5. That’s awesome. I am surprised I haven’t seen a wedding like this. I have many friends who are very big into Dia De Los Muetros/day of the dead

  6. Fan-friggin-tastic! The colors, oh the colors and the bouquet…

  7. These colors are just gorgeous! I am obsessed with the table scape!

  8. I am so glad you like the bouquet Jacqueline! I was so fortunate to find coral peonies this time of year, and of course we had to add marigolds to the mix. They are the official flower of Dia de los Muertos.

  9. So glad you loved the tablescape, Intertwined Events! I’m so pleased with how all of the pieces came together. When we put the skulls on the plates, there was a collective *gasp* ;)

  10. These gals are geniuses! Samantha from Primary Petals did the florals for my wedding and this was my exact wedding theme. über gorgeous shoot!!!

  11. Loved shooting this beautiful setting!!!!

  12. Thank you so much for featuring us Jen! We had a great time working with everyone on this shoot!

  13. This is amazing!!! being mexican i certainly have a soft spot in my heart for this celebration and simply adore the work that you have done here! x

  14. Just simply stunning. The colors are oh-so right and the details are exquisite!

  15. Thank you for this!! My fiance and I just got engaged this last Friday. We had long spoken about when we did tie the knot, we would definitely do a Dia De Los Muertos theme on the celebration day of November 2, 2012. He is from Peru and I have a deep appreciation for this culture so it just seemed right. Unfortunately, while trying to find some inspiration, most of what I have come across has been very “cheesy” if you will. This has sparked some great ideas in my mind, so again…Thanks!!

  16. We had Primary Petals do our wedding and it came out gorgeous! Samantha, so glad to see you got the wedding (or at least the photo shoot) that you and James perhaps would’ve preferred! :)

  17. Awesome as always!! Love these talented peeps! Sam, I TOTALLY didn’t even recognize you at first! Gorgeous!

  18. The bride – gorgeous (looove the shot of her looking over her shoulder). The bouquet – genius. The color – vibrant. Love the styling and the shoot as a whole! wonderful work! Never thought I’d do a Dia de Los Muertos theme, but now, just maybe.

  19. Scared with the skull though, but like the concept. Thanks for sharing those lovely colors.

  20. So visually appealing!

  21. fantastic! so vibrant and beautiful!

  22. Jaime- that’s my favorite shot of the bride too! So pretty!

  23. These Pictures are AMAZING!!!!!!
    Marianne& Joe – er ADORE you!!!!

  24. I love how the cake table is set up to look like an altar! The colors in the bouquet are perfect (love the pop of turquoise!), and the small skulls at each place setting are too cute. (Who would have thought skulls could be cute? :)

  25. This is awesome! I love the intensity of the colors, the theme choice is a great one and the couple is beautiful. I love the small details as well. Thanks for sharing

  26. Love the colors and all the details!!
    very mexican :)

  27. The florals are amazing! The whole shoot is such fuN!

  28. I absolutely LOVE the colours!!

  29. What is the pastry with the sprinkles on it? Looks spongy?

  30. Love, love, love. I absolutely love Dia De Los Muertos and the bright colors. So gorgeous.

  31. Que Padre.!!! Beautiful, quirky and elegant. So inspirational.

  32. I would like to know how I can make some pretty pink sprinkled bread. Recipe?

  33. Colorfull ribbon,great idea


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