It’s officially holiday season, and for those in the U.S.A, Halloween is just around the corner. For those in Mexico, however, the next big celebration is Dia de los Muertos, “the Day of the Dead” from October 31 to November 2. According to photographer Brittny Hart of Love Brittny Photography, because the dates overlap America’s Halloween, American culture has twisted it to be a dark, spooky holiday. However, the real intent of the holiday is to celebrate and honor ancestors who have gone on before. Mexicans decorate an ofrenda, an offering table or shrine, with photos of the deceased, an abundance of food, marigold flowers (the petals smell so strong and deliver the message of love to the souls passed on) and sugar skulls. This holiday is a celebration of life and family.
Disney’s recent movie COCO is all about this holiday. So Love, Brittny decided to styled shoot based on the film!
We love the traditionally bright colors (especially the red in that RING!).
We love that the venue on the invites is a cemetery (so fitting, for either holiday!).
We love the groom’s traditional mariachi suit, and that gorgeous tiered gown on the bride!
But most of all, we love that the coordinators of this shoot used hispanic models, and hispanic stylists on scene for a truly authentic look.
As Brittny says, “What a wonderful twist… to be married on a holiday that celebrates families!”
Art Director: Amy Winder
Gown: Harlow Brides
Florals: Gracefully Bloomed
Ring: Forge Jewelry Works
Cake I Hart Sweets
Venue: Memory Grove Park, SLC, UT
Makeup: S. Lauren Beauty Co
Invitations: Made by Jen