As most of those close to me know, the “Day of the Dead” is my favorite holiday! I just love how Latin American cultures unapologetically celebrate the lives of the deceased. The entire concept of giving life to death intrigued me—especially because of the vibrancy of the celebration.  Latin Americans have a completely different idea of how to reverence the lives of the deceased.

There are always brides who look to find unique ways to honor their loved ones throughout their wedding ceremony, but never on the scale of a “Day of the Dead” celebration.  The design concept behind this shoot juxtaposes the darkness that shrouds death with the celebration of love and life exemplified in a wedding and in the Day of the Dead festival.

Brought to life through the lens of SY Photography, the design aesthetic of this shoot was to take a completely non-traditional spin on a wedding in an urban setting.  We contrasted light and dark elements in a funky, unique venue using lush fabrics, vivid décor pieces and lavish florals.


Photographer: SY Photography | Wedding Planner: Eclectic Fête | Venue: Ulysses Room | Florist: EightTreeStreet | Stationery: Love Pop Cards | Calligrapher: Every Little Letter Calligraphy | Paper Flowers: Paper & Peony | Rentals – Furniture/Linen: Perfect Settings | Rentals – Specialty Décor: Suite Exclusive | Specialty Décor – Chair Backs: Artisan Matchmaker | Rentals – Specialty Linen Décor: Wildflower Linens | Baker – Cake/Desserts: Amphora Bakery | Caterer: Amphora Catering | Model – Bride: Colby Natasha Muhammad Represented by T.H.E. Artist Agency | Model – Groom: Freddie Brown | Beauty – Hair: Terry Gregorik LLC | Beauty – Make-up Artist: Life & Beauty Rehab | Wardrobe – Bride: Bella Chic Luxe Events | Wardrobe – Bridal Fascinator: Ciao Nina | Wardrobe – Groom: Capital Custom Clothiers