The images from this shoot are just incredible and I can’t wait to hear what you think of it!
Lily from Lily Jones Events created something utterly unique: ‘With the rise in couples wanting to honour past loved ones during their wedding, I wanted to extend this idea into a colourful celebration of both life and death. With Irish heritage, I have grown up with half of my family celebrating the festival of the Day of the Dead, something which most people associate with Mexican traditions but which has been celebrated in Ireland and many other countries around the world, including Spain and Guatemala, for centuries and is now celebrated all across the world. The colourful aesthetic of the Day of the Dead lent itself beautifully to the idea that both life and death can be celebrated at a wedding and that even though we vow to love our partners until death parts us, there is an unbreakable bond between you that extends past the physical world.
And so I set out to create a styled inspiration shoot that married the bright colours and celebratory atmosphere with inspirations from gothic aesthetics to show that a gothic wedding needn't be all dark and dreary. After all, a wedding is the ultimate celebration of life, love and the joining of souls. I also wanted to show the Celtic side to the Day of the Dead celebrations and how you can bring them into your wedding.’
The creative team behind this shoot:
Venue - The Lost Village of Dode Vision, Wedding Planner & Stylist - Lily Jones Events Photographer - Chiara Fulgoni Photography Photographer - Tom Jeavons Photography Videographer - Film Our Day Bride Model - | Elle Payne Groom Model - | Connor Jenkins Florist - Moody Blooms Bouquet & Buttonhole - Maddison Rocks Floral Sculpture Cake - Bake To The Future Rings - Custom & Co Dress - Matchimony Suit - Penguins Aisle Runner - Butterfly Aisle Runners Hair Stylist - Tarryn Gee Hair Make-up Artist - Kerry Ann Makeup Hairpieces - Alexandra Bespoke Bridal Veil - X O Flo Designs Bride-s Shoes, Jacket & Bag - Creations by Miss Molly Furniture Hire - Rustic Hire Stationery - Prim & Glad Wedding Car - Flower Power Funerals Wedding Car - Green's Carriage Masters Biscuits - Sweet Enchanted