To celebrate the Day of the Dead, we did a photoshoot in Sayulita, Mexico on Halloween. It was our second time visiting the area and it’s one of our favourite places in the world.
The Day of the Dead is an important part of Mexican culture. It’s a celebration that honours the dead by remembering them and celebrating their lives.
It’s also a time for families to gather together, share memories, and prepare for the upcoming year. This is done by creating altars with offerings like sugar skulls, marigolds, and other items that were important to the person who died.
On November 1st, families will celebrate Dia de Los Muertos or “Day of the Dead” with food, music, and dancing. The festivities last until November 2nd when family members visit cemeteries to honour their loved ones who have passed away.
The Story About Our Day of the Dead Halloween Wedding Photo Shoot
A lot of couples are looking for creative wedding ideas that are different from traditional wedding photos. This blog post is about an amazing bride and groom who had a destination wedding in Sayulita, Mexico.
The bride and groom are dressed up in their wedding attire. They went for non-traditional wedding attire and they had a professional makeup artist put on sugar skull makeup on their faces to represent the Day of the Dead.
We had a photoshoot in a graveyard to capture the Day of the Dead ambiance for this wedding! It was probably the first and last time we will photograph a wedding in a graveyard. It was so much fun to see everyone excited about our bride and groom coming over to have pictures taken near their displays.
We then headed into town to take more pictures with their guests, stopping to take photos at different landmarks. There are people all over town celebrating the day of the dead, and we incorporated lots of people into the wedding photos.
Day of the Dead-A Celebration of Life and Death
The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember those who have died. It is believed that the souls of the departed return to visit their loved ones on this day, so it is particularly important to make sure they are properly cared for and their graves well-tended.
This tradition dates back at least 1,000 years but has its roots in pre-Columbian indigenous cultures. The celebration includes building altars (ofrendas), honouring the deceased with food and drink (the favorite foods and beverages of the departed are often included), decorating graves with flowers, lighting candles or placing lanterns at night, playing music (often traditional folk songs called “canciones de cajón).
Different Ways to Decorate for your Day of the Dead Wedding
There are many ways to decorate for your day of the dead wedding and we will go over some ideas below:
– Use flowers and plants that represent different aspects of life and death like marigolds, which represent death.
– Use sugar skulls to decorate your reception tables.
– Dress up as a Catrina or Catrinas.
– Create altars with pictures, candles, flowers, or other items from loved ones who have passed away.
Halloween Wedding Ideas to Steal for Your Day of the Dead Wedding
Day of the Dead is a Mexican holiday that celebrates the lives of friends and family members who have passed away.
1. Decorate your wedding day with sugar skulls, papel picado, and calaveras (skulls).
2. Wear unique attire such as a black or red dress.
3. Serve traditional foods such as tamales, mole poblano, and cemitas poblanas at your reception.
Day Of The Dead Wedding Decorations Ideas To Impress Your Guests
Halloween decorations for weddings are a great way to celebrate this festive day with your guests. Here are some ideas to make your wedding Halloween-ready:
* Add some spooky details to your table settings, such as hanging ghosts or skeletons from chandeliers or adding black or orange tablecloths.
* Hire a mariachi band to play at dinner time, they will be more than happy to dress up in costume for you!
* Serve traditional Mexican food and drinks like tacos, tamales, guacamole and chips, and tequila.
Do You Think It’s Disrespectful To Get Married On Day Of The Dead?
It’s not disrespectful to get married on the Day of the Dead in Mexico because this is when people celebrate their loved ones who have passed away. The Day of the Dead is a time for remembrance and celebration, so getting married during this time would not be considered disrespectful.
Can You Get Married On The Day Of The Dead?
What better time to marry your partner than on Dia de Los Muertos? This day is romantic, bright, and joyous as possible.
Planning Your Day Of The Dead Wedding Shoot
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