Day of the Dead Wedding Inspiration in Colorado
The detail that went into this awesome styled Day of the Dead wedding was incredible. We especially love the awesome makeup that they put together. From the photographer:
Día de los Muertos or, Day of the Dead, is a Mexican multi-day, holiday that focuses on the gathering of friends and family to pray for and remember loved ones who have died, and help support their spiritual journey.
Throughout the festivities, you will notice vibrant colors among the flowers and decorations that make up the various ofrendas (altars), Metaphorically and symbolically, the colors mirror the mystical underpinnings of the Dia de los Muertos celebration. The stark value contrasts between dark and light with the addition of warm earthen tones make up the complex palette of colors associated with the Mexican Celebration.
The beautiful culture and incredible colors of this holiday are what inspired us to create a Day of the Dead styled wedding shoot at the Hangar in the Stanley Marketplace. The Hangar offers a grunge, industrial backdrop, and walls and garage doors with bright reds and yellows– which of course, draws back to the contrasting values of the dark and light. Using the Stanley Marketplace as our location gave us a plethora of backdrops– even perfectly, Comida, a restaurant in the Stanley, had a mural of a dazzling skull, so of course, we put our models in the foreground and got some of the most deadly, romantic shots possible!
Not only was the location perfect for the shoot, but the meaning behind the celebration itself made for a perfect collab for a wedding. The pure essence of gathering to celebrate loved ones who have passed and the sharing the vows of “till death do us part,” during a wedding… the two go hand in hand so well it was almost destined for this styled wedding to happen.
Models Taylor, as the bride, and Nick, as the groom, looked extremely bold and radiant in their gown and tux. Taylor’s makeup was to-die-for. Her calavera (sugar skulls) inspired makeup was absolutely fitting for this wedding, after all, calavera, traditionally created with cane sugar, are decorating items use throughout the Day of the Dead holiday!
If anyone ever said pictures can’t be taken in front of a yellow wall… they are wrong! Taylor and Nick slayed that yellow wall. Taylor’s gorgeous red dress with hints of a deep purple popped in front of the wall. The juniper greens, magentas, oranges, and marigolds of Taylor’s bouquet and Nick’s boutonnière even more brilliant parried with the yellow wall and red dress and black tux.
This Day of the Dead styled wedding shoot was so fun and is perfect for anyone looking to plan a themed wedding! Especially when it is at the Hangar in the Stanley Marketplace, for it offers a large variety of backdrops for stunning shots!
Photography: From the Hip Photo
Venue: The Hangar at Stanley
Makeup Artist: Allison Beach
Cake Designer: Cakeheads
Hair Stylist: Clementine’s Salon
Event Planner: Kimberly Rose Events
Cookie Designer: Sweet Treats by Melissa
Dress Store: The Bridal Collection
Floral Designer: The Olive & Poppy
Submitted via Two Bright Lights