A wedding is more than a day of sparkly wedding cakes and lavish ceremonies. At its core, it is two people pledging to love each other for life. "Until death do us part" isn’t a light commitment; it's the solemn promise that in this life, you are going to remain by your partner’s side throughout the good and the bad. Essentially, a wedding is a celebration of the life you will have, the one that your family-to-be will remember at your end of days.
When you look at a wedding in this light, it makes perfect sense that some couples would want to blend their wedding with the cultural significance of Dia de los Muertos (or, The Day of the Dead). Traditionally on this Mexican holiday, family and friends gather together in honor of those who have passed on. Living relatives will visit graves and build private altars called ofrendas to honor the deceased using their former possessions, sugar skulls, marigolds, and the favorite foods of the person they lost. And these altars are anything but spooky — they feature brilliant, beautiful, and creative designs and colors.
Building off these revered traditions and beautiful artistry, many couples are choosing to incorporate this holiday into the celebration of their new life. What better way to celebrate than with a gorgeous cake or wedding cake topper that plays up this romantic theme? With the vibrant colors and intricate designs, it's a great platform for cake artists and crafters alike to come up with something personal and beautiful for someone’s wedding day. To get inspired for your own Dia de los Muertos wedding theme, check out some of the amazing cakes and toppers we found that capture essence of the holiday.