Sugar skulls, succulents, and lanterns abound at this Dia de los Muertos wedding (with bonus GROOT CAKE!)

Arlene and Jared have always wanted to get married in the fall as it’s their perfect weather in Northern California. They're also fully into all things Halloween, their Mexican culture, Dia de los Muertos, and sugar skulls, so this theme was a no-brainer. They chose a restaurant with authentic and fresh Mexican food and decor, Milagros Cantina, which meant decorating was far easier. But a few skulls, lanterns, terracotta pots, and succulents made an appearance. Jared’s brother Rian helped out by hiring a few of his music students to be our string quartet for the ceremony. Let's peek at this Dia de los Muertos wedding in Redwood City, California.


Creepy skull shoes for Halloween weddings and beyond

It's almost Halloween and while I know most of you Hallowedding brides probably already have your shoes all set, I still can't resist the urge to round up some skull shoes. As always, I tried to go for a range of styles and sizes — even within this niche of skeleton shoes. You'll find some spendy Alexander McQueen styles and some uber-cheap Iron Fist stuff, sky-high heels and comfy flats. So without further ado, let's get creepy!


22 of Offbeat Bride's most pinned wedding cakes

No one turns out an incredible wedding cake like an Offbeat Bride — y'all make your cakes work, whether they're geeky, nerdy, booky, spooky, rainbow-y, or romantic…y.

I went strolling through some of our most pinned wedding cakes (cough, that's Pinterest, yo, follow us if ya haven't!), and I'm just now picking my drooling jaw up off the floor. There are some seriously great cakes in here that show us who YOU are. What you think, what you love, what you're proud of, and what you believe.


11 pairs of Halloween wedding shoes

If it's August, that means that some of you are planning your Halloween weddings. And, well, even if you're NOT planning a Halloween wedding, others of you might just like creepy shoes peeking out from beneath the hem of your gown.


Mariachi, glitter skulls, and limbo at Erin & Ryan's Dia de los Muertos wedding

Glitter skulls, a mariachi band (just like the bride's parents had), a now-traditional limbo competition, and tons of colorful paper flower decor make this Dia de los Muertos wedding a must-see. You won't want to miss how the bride turned the first look on it's head. It's absolutely an idea you'll want to steal. Wait until you see what the couple did instead of a first dance: think a wedding-wide game of Cards Against Humanity!