Viviana & David's folklorico meets Dia de los Muertos wedding #Real Weddings: Western US#california#couples of color#dia de los muertos#fall weddings#los angeles#short dress Updated Oct 12 2015 (Posted Jan 12 2015) Offbeat Editors Photos by Luis Sanchez Photography The Offbeat Bride: Viviana, Domestic Manager Her offbeat partner: David, Costco Duty Manager Date and location of wedding: Gallery 1548 in Downtown Los Angeles, Ca — November 1, 2014 Our offbeat wedding at a glance: Since we were married on November 1st, Dia de los Muertos, our Mexican candy bar doubled as an altar dedicated to those family members who had passed. I had pictures of them along with their favorite candies. We decided to continue that theme in our cake, colors, and papel picado decor. Tell us about the ceremony: Our ceremony was performed by an ordained cousin of David's, and we wrote our own vows. We also wrote vows to his 13-year-old old daughter to include her in our union. We had my father pray over our family and before dinner. Our biggest challenge: Our biggest challenge was me getting to the wedding on time. We were an hour late, since beauty takes time! the limo service was on a strict schedule so we weren't able to go take pictures where we had planned. However, behind our venue was some amazing graffiti art which worked out perfectly as an impromptu backdrop. My favorite moment: The most meaningful moments were the reading of our vows to each other and to David's daughter. Also, the very honest, funny, and sentimental speeches given by his two best men and my maid of honor were amazing. My funniest moment: Our venue was at an artist loft in Downtown Los Angeles. All the art work was left up, which we loved, except for a very large naked green demon. It was definitely the conversation of the night. Related Post Ruben & Joaquin's Mexican Dia de los Muertos wedding This wedding explodes with color, papel picado, and Dia de los Muertos imagery. But seriously... the best parts are the choreographed ceremony entrance and the... Read more What was the most important lesson you learned from your wedding? My most important lesson was regardless how many hours I spent planning timeline, the wedding just had a mind of its own. I really tried to have a very stress-free day and not worry about anything. This ended up being the best goal I made considering how overly organized it was. Care to share a few vendor/shopping links? Photography: Luis Sanchez Photography Wedding planner: Enchanting Engagement Enough talk — show me the wedding porn! PREVIOUS 6 reasons to meet your vendors in person before you book (and meet Melissa Miksch at Lovesick!) NEXT 5 tips (including the oldest trick in the book) when it comes to DIY wedding invitations Show/Hide comments [ 4 ] I Love this wedding! Love the altar/candy bar, the awesome cake, graffiti photo back drop, and it looked like lots of fun:) Reply Everything looked so bright and lovely! Also, those RINGS are gorgeous. Congrats! Reply Wow, what a bright, beautiful and unique wedding!! Hats off to you, I love every aspect, and how all the most personal touches were also probably the lowest cost 🙂 Reply I would have LOVED to photograph this wedding! I'm obsessed with their cake! <3 Must shoot a Dia de los Muertos theme wedding! MUST! Reply Join the conversation Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Sign me up for your offbeat awesomeness newsletter! No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.