This is the second post in our His and Hers Sweets blog series with Lovestru.ck Weddings and Events and Jenny Rawson Photography. Dia de los Muertos is a beautiful holiday from Mexican tradition that celebrates the lives of lost loved ones. To bring joy and light into this part of life is so beautiful, I think. Candace and Lindsay, of Lovestru.ck, had the great idea to make this shoot more bridal in nature, by bringing in some models. I love how it turned out! Please enjoy the results.
About The Pastries: I wanted to do my take on some classic Mexican sweets. Churros are so great because they have such a unique, organic shape – and, instead of doing the classic cinnamon and sugar coating on these, I chose to use cardamom and sugar. I wish you could smell them! The cinnamon cake includes a rich dulce de leche that was infused with star anise and cardamom pods, then roasted cashews were added. Both of these desserts would be unique and exciting additions to any wedding menu.
About The Styling: Even though Dia de los Muertos is known for its bright colors, we wanted to keep the look and feel of the shoot bridal. In the spirit of the holiday, we created a Mexican-inspired altar, or ofrenda, filled with candles and dark red garden roses. We kept everything neutral, so the focus remained on the enticing dulce de leche dripping down the cake and the dramatic dark chocolate accompanying the churros.
I love how Candace and Lindsay styled this shoot. Can you even believe how beautiful the painting work is on the model’s arms? I want that every day, please.
Thank you to the other wonderful vendors that helped with this Dia de los Muertos photo shoot – the spirit of the photos would not have been the same without their contributions.