Truly Epic Día de Muertos & Star Wars Wedding
If you never thought you'd see two different themes like Día de los Muertos and Star Wars come together for a beautiful wedding, think again. Taking place at an outdoor venue in Florida and combining elements of both themes, this wedding came together ever more amazing than imagined.
When Iris and Zack started planning their wedding, it was of the utmost importance that they played homage to the bride’s Mexican heritage, so they chose November 2nd (Dia de Muertos/ Day of the Dead) as their wedding date. It’s something they celebrate every year anyway so having their wedding on that date seemed entirely fitting.
“I’m Mexican-American and I set up an altar to honour our grandparents and we welcomed our loved one’s souls during our bilingual ceremony”, Iris explained. “We also had traditional papel picado (decorative paper) with our initials hanging in our cocktail area, which my cousin had made for us in Mexico. Our signature cocktail was a Paloma, a traditional Mexican drink.”
“The other thing that was a big part of our wedding was music. My husband is a musician by trade and we own a small agency that books live music for bars, restaurants and events. We actually met at one of his gigs and later worked together at a venue before we started dating. There’s nothing we enjoy more than discovering new music and attending live shows – well, that and Star Wars! So we knew we wanted to have as much music as possible on our big day. We had three acts, who happen to be couples perform, at our wedding. These three couples embody everything we wanted our wedding to represent: genuine love, fun, and badassery! We had a vinyl DJ close out the night, too.”