I promised you a second gorgeous feature today, and I am SUPER excited to share this one, as it’s so utterly beautiful! If you didn’t know, today and tomorrow mark the celebration of the Mexican festival, Día de Muertos, Day of the Dead. It’s a holy day, where families gather to celebrate their loved ones who have passed on, celebrate their lives, and help support their spiritual journey. I think it’s such an incredible way to honour these friends and family members who we miss, and instead of being creepy or sad, it’s celebrated with a fiesta of colour and life. It’s top of the bucket list for me to go to Mexico to see this wonderful festival for myself, and one day I will, but for now, I get to bring a little bit of Mexico to SouthBound Bride with this wonderful styled shoot created by a team of local wedding pros, including SBB faves Hello Love Photography. I adore what they’ve put together here – the bright colours and beautiful blooms (real, paper and on one of the showstopping Silver Swallow gowns!), and hello, tequila bar – it’s a vibrant tribute to the occasion and an absolute feast for the eyes!
Here’s what the creative team had to say:
Our theme was a Mexican Celebration (Dia de los Muertos). We wanted to shoot something different from what you would find at a traditional South African wedding. Our aim was to play and create something truly unique and inspiring, so we drew inspiration from Mexico! It’s a shoot filled with… amazing flowers (both natural and paper flowers were included in this shoot), a Frida Kahlo inspired floral headpiece, a tequila bar, two amazing black dresses (from Silver Swallow) and sugar skull details.
Photography: Hello Love Photography | Venue: Railways Café | Décor & styling: Melabee | Flowers: Impressionant Events | Cake: Sweetly Detailed | Stationery: SStudio Stationery & Design | Make-up: Make-up by Janine | Paper flowers: Luna Artistry | Dresses: Silver Swallow | Models: Jess & TJ of Railways Café