Día De Los Muertos (‘Day of the Dead’), is one of the world’s most misunderstood holidays. Because it’s celebrated within the time period of Halloween (November 1st & 2nd), and features an assortment of macabre imagery and costumes, some people assume it’s just “Mexican Halloween”.
In reality, the Day of the Dead is much different. On the first day, families remember children who have died, and on the second, the adults. The central belief is that the spirits of loved ones are allowed to join the living on those days and commune with them, and the celebration is geared towards that idea: People leave toys and calaveras (the iconic skull — made from sugar — that inspires the makeup and look of the holiday) for children, and for adults they leave food, favorite possessions and alcohol at elaborate homemade altars (called ofrendas).
Celebrations can also include live music, dancing and parades from residences to graveyards, where family members will gather around their loved ones’ graves.
So, we bet you’re curious, Fairies – what does a Day of the Dead-inspired wedding look like? The answer is… AMAZING!
Scroll below for the incredible venue transformation…
Planning & Design: Mikie Russo, Floral Design: Petals LA, Design & Furnishings: Revelry Angela for RevelryEventDesign
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