Heather’s bridesmaids are the best. As the bride slips into her beautiful gown, they are ready to zip, adjust, and tie wherever needed.
Luna and Danny’s Día de los Muertos wedding features skulls, lace tablecloths, beautiful off-white and green centerpieces, mariachis and more skulls.
The bride’s mom designed the elaborate reception, including gorgeous table settings and skull masks. The wedding favors are cactus cuttings planted in cans, a way to celebrate life during this Day of the Dead wedding.
Love this invitation from Dollface Design!
Each table setting includes skull masks that double as photobooth props.
Luna and Danny listen to the wedding band.
Congratulations Luna and Danny! It was an absolute joy to photograph your day!
I love Día de los Muertos celebrations! I was super excited when Luna told me about her Day of the Dead wedding. Luna and Danny are not a traditional couple so it’s no surprise they chose to have an offbeat wedding. The bride even wore a bracelet of calaveras, or skulls.
Their day starts at the Westin in Pasadena with the bride getting ready. If Luna looks familiar, it’s because I also photographed her sister’s lucha libre wedding. Danny, the groom, also dresses in the same hotel room. Some of my favorite photos are of the two of them getting ready together.
If you’ve been reading this blog, then you know we specialize in interfaith as well as interracial weddings. Luna and Danny incorporate elements of both their Mexican and Jewish cultures into the wedding ceremony.
Their ceremony is held at Farnsworth Park in Altadena underneath a chuppah, a canopy used in Jewish wedding ceremonies. Luna and Danny’s chuppah is decorated with papel picado, Mexican paper cut flags.
Without further ado, here is part one of Luna and Danny’s awesome Día de los Muertos wedding.
Love these turquoise shoes!
All the ladies from the bride’s side wear a turquoise ribbon around their ankle. Luna’s mom even gives me one to wear on my wrist.
Luna is a gorgeous bride and her mom is just as beautiful!
After all the ladies are dressed and made-up, it’s the groom’s turn.
Luna is ready to say I DO!
The chuppah made with papel picado, a nod to the bride’s Mexican heritage and the groom’s Jewish heritage.
The bride walks down the aisle.
Luna and Danny are blessed with a beautiful blue sky and puffy clouds, a rarity in Los Angeles.
The bride and groom are so romantic. They are also silly, so I make sure to capture some fun photos, too.
I love taking photos of the bride getting ready. But weddings are about both the bride and groom. Grooms matter!
One of my favorite weddings was Bailey and Aleksey’s celebration at Calamigos Ranch in Malibu. I took a quick photo of Aleksey adjusting his tie before the first look.