A storm was howling in London on Christmas morning, which made opening my Mexican Day of the Dead wedding retablo even more exciting…
Hand-made by Jose Antonio of Cielito Lindo in San Miguel de Allende, it brought a happy burst of Mexican sunshine to a wet and windy day.
I’ve loved Mexican folk art since I first visited Mexico in 2000. My boyfriend and I visited a Day of the Dead museum in Quintana Roo and were fascinated by the joyous little skeletons in bizarre scenes of celebration. Thirteen years later, we’ve decided to incorporate elements of this colourful tradition in our own wedding.
Sadly we didn’t get to pick up this pretty retablo in Mexico. It’s from Milagros, the next-best-thing to visiting Mexico, a great little folk art shop on the Columbia Road in East London that sells anything from patterned tiles to elaborate sugar skulls and papel picado banners.
Feliz Navidad, Prospero Año y Felicidad!