Moodboard: Day of the Dead

Day of the Dead (or Día De Los Muertos in Spanish) is celebrated from 31st October to 2nd November across central and south Mexico, and by Mexicans all over the world. The holiday focuses on remembering friends and family members who have died, but has grown in popularity as a wedding theme over the last few years.

Whilst a tradition to honour the dearly departed might not be the obvious choice for your special day, the bold colours and sugar skull motif make for a striking palette, and would certainly fool your guests – who’ll likely presume getting married this week means a Halloween theme. It might not be the most culturally sensitive nod to the celebration, but plenty of stationers, cakemakers and stylists have tapped into the ‘Til Death Do We Party’ pun as a way to fuse the Day of the Dead with weddings.

Day of the Dead cake with chocolate skull, sugar marigolds, frilled gladiolus and red celosia crostata, made to order, The Enchanting Merchant Co.
Vibrant bridal bouquet, made to order, Snapdragon
Otomi Fiesta wedding invitation, £14.14 for digital file, vivalapress at Etsy.com
Lola platforms, £59.99, Iron Fist
Cuban Fiesta collection, from £3.99, Talking Tables
Pom pom trim circle veil, £42, Crown and Glory at Notonthehighstreet.com
Mexican skull mug, £12.99, Drinkstuff
Full Spectrum eyeshadow palette, £43, Urban Decay
Day of the Dead custom Snapchat filter, £9.43, MillyFilters at Etsy.com
Day of the Dead sugar skull cake topper, £54.98, LaSantaMuerte at Etsy.com
Holliday jewelled column dress, £POA, Alan Hannah
Enchanted rose statement necklace, £395, Tatty Devine
Sugar skull piñata, £12.99, Party Pieces