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Day-of-the-Dead Theme Weddings

...'til death do us part

Day of the Dead wedding themes are becoming popular all over the U.S., England, France, Australia and Canada because couples are embracing the beautiful concept of the holiday. Day of the Dead reminds us that life is short, the cycle of life marches on, our loving relationships will last a lifetime and the spirits of the dead are always with us.

Couples use Day of the Dead imagery because they like what it means. Amor Eterno ~ Eternal Love and Til Death Do Us Part are sayings with special meaning. It's a great way to celebrate life as a couple starts a new life together. It's fun, colorful and a joyous way to throw a wedding.

We help over 500 brides & bridal consultants a year with folk art, cake toppers, hand cut papel picado banners, milagros, wedding favors and chocolate molds. Check out our Wedding Photo Gallery and Inspiration Wedding links below.

For the Wedding

The Perfect Skeleton Cake Topper Bride & Groom


skeleton wedding couple cake topper with glitter couture gown

Heart in my hand skeleton novios in glass box

NEW The Perfect Cake Topper Bride & Groom

Cake topper, decoration & keepsake
Beautiful Novio cake topper!
4&" tall x 2 3/4" wide. Peru.

A2247 $42 each

Joyous Couple with Glitter Couture

Exquisitely detailed and handmade by artist in Puebla, Mexico. Bride has shimmering glitter couture gown that accentuates her hips, net veil, bouquet, gold necklace & bracelet and gold wire & bead earrings that jiggle. Definitely gold Ferragamo slippers. The gent sports an elegant black tux, top hat, bow tie & boutonnière. The bulge in his pocket is probably the ring box!

Wire heads are slightly bendable. Arms are fixed. 5" tall on separate stands.
A2167 $49 / pair
Special Summer Amor Eterno
20% discount - $39.20 each

discount given at checkout

Heart in my Hand Novios in glass box

This hand made box houses a skeleton bride and groom with a heart in is hand in an un-openable, hand-decorated glass box. Another great gift or addition to any Day of the Dead collection.

6" tall x 4 1/2" wide x 2 1/2" deep.
A2190 $52 each
Special Summer Amor Eterno
20% discount - $41.60 each

discount given at checkout

Open-mouthed novios in a glass box

skeleton bride figurine with 2 cats holding her gown

Pretty centerpiece for a wedding or rehearsal dinner
- or a keepsake for the wedding.

Open-mouth Novios in a glass box

This hand made box houses the F2035 cake topper (below left) in an un-openable, hand-decorated glass box. Makes a very nice gift or addition to any Day of the Dead collection.
6" tall x 4" wide x 2 1/2" deep
A1308 $52 each
Special Summer Amor Eterno 20% discount - $41.60 each

discount given at checkout

Bride with Skeleton Dog & Cat

These adorable skeleton dog & cats carry the train of this lovely bride's gown. Perfect gift for the bride who loves her pets but can't bring them into the church! Peru
8" tall x 5" wide x 4.5" deep.
A2169 $44 each
Special Summer Amor Eterno 20% discount - $35.20 each
discount given at checkout

Check out Day of the Dead wedding photos from our customers!

Skeleton Novios with Bouquet Cake Topper surrounded by colorful paper flowers marital bliss caketopper

Brazilian bride and groom novios caketopper


Open Mouth Skeleton Novios with Bouquet Cake Topper

Bride has glitter gown, flower bouquet and a fancy veil. Bride's veil & bouquet may vary. This keepsake should be dusted off every anniversary to make you laugh and remember your wedding day! 4" tall.
A2035 $32/pair

Mini Paper Roses below

Marital Bliss Cake Topper

One of our most popular and most beautiful cake toppers! Handmade in Peru, this finely detailed wedding couple look relaxed and elegant in her gown & bouquet and his tux. Well-made and painted, just lick the icing off this cake topper and you'll have a wonderful keepsake of your special day. On wood base which can be embedded into your top layer of wedding cake. 6" tall, 3 1/2" wide, 1 3/4" deep.
A2038 $45 each

Brazilian Novios

On clay base. For the hot, stylin' weddings. These novios sizzle with red hats, tight pants, hips, glitter and South American rhythm. Are you going to samba at your wedding? Cute figurine can be used as a cake topper, gift or shower gift. 4" tall
F2011 $12 each
Special Summer Amor Eterno
20% discount - $9.60 each

discount given at checkout

Bicycle Built for 2 Skeleton Novios

Wonderful piece for so many occasion! Bride's couture wedding dress varies. 7 1/4" wide x 7 1/2" high x 2 deep

A2192 $75 each

bicycle built for 2 skeleton novios
Overjoyed bride and groom skeleton cake topper painted clay skeleton bride and groom novio  cake topper Glamorous skeleton bride with bouquet

Overjoyed Day of the Dead Novios Cake Topper

3" tall, Peru
F2071 $15/pair
Special Summer Amor Eterno
20% discount - $12 each

discount given at checkout

Painted Clay Novio Cake Topper

Bride wears a stunning, sparkley bridal gown. Roses not included. Makes a very nice memento for your wedding party. 3.5"; tall. One of our most popular items!
N2052 $16 / pair

Glamour Bride with Bouquet

Does she look scared or is it just her big earrings? Perfect for a wedding shower for a bride that wishes she could go barefoot to her wedding with her plunge wedding gown! Museum quality! 3 1/2" - 4 1/2" tall.
$26 each
Special Summer Amor Eterno
20% discount - $16 each

discount given at checkout
lesbian novias skeleton cake topper Gay skeleton novios on blue base cake topper bride with red shoes and groom with a cane skeleton Novio cake topper

Lesbian Novias Cake Topper

3 1/2" high
A1128 $28 each

Gay Novios Cake Topper

On blue base. Couldn't be more handsome in their black & white tuxes. 3 1/2"
A2191 $28 each

Finely detailed Novio Cake Topper

Traditional Puebla mini wedding couple in all their finery - cane, tux, top hat - lace veil, gold shoes and big bust! Wired necks & separate bases. 3.5" tall
N2051 $30 /pair
Special Summer Amor Eterno
20% discount - $24 each

discount given at checkout
From the famous Jimenez workshop in Peru. Terrific cake-toppers, wedding or shower gift or a special thank you for the bridal party!
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Bride Skeleton Dog

3 1/2" x 2 1/2", assorted formal attire.
$24 each

Groom Skeleton Dog

3 1/2" x 2 1/2", assorted formal attire.
A1281 $24 each


Handmade white and gold skelton wedding retablo with doors. black with colorful flowers skeleton wedding retablo

NEW Rhapsody Wedding Nicho with doors

3.5 wide x 5” high x 1” deep with hanger on the back.
A3985 $60 each

NEW Field of Flowers Wedding Nicho with doors

3.5 wide x 5” high x 1” deep with hanger on the back.
A3986 $60 each
Golden bride and groom retablo with doors surrounded by doves holding ribbon in their beaks

Paloma Novio Retablo

Gorgeously detailed painted retablo box with movable doors. Bridal couple inside with happy doves holding Colonial style ribbon over their heads, "Juntos hasta la muerte" (Til death do us part).

This is Angela's favorite wedding present to give. Makes a nice anniversary gift too. Painted gorgeously on both sides, inside and out! This is sure to be a cherished memento.

7 1/2" tall, 4" wide with doors closed, 2" deep. Peru

A1216 $74 each (out temporarily)

Eternal Love/Amore Eternal wood box with a skeleton bride & groom inside - keepsake retablo.

Matchbook wedding couple

Amor Eternal (Eternal Love) Wood Box

Opens to reveal a skeleton bride & groom This keepsake retablo is hand painted, inside and out, with cute decorations adorning the inside of the box. It's really quite detailed and is well made inside and out. (We'll ask our photographer for a sharper photo!) If you're inspired, add a few personal mementos to the inside of the box! Great wedding or anniversary gift!
4" high x 3" wide x 2" deep (8' wide when open)
F2057 $28 each

Mini Peruvian Retablo

Made from a real matchbox! Bride & groom w/doors that swing open.
2" wide x 3" high
One of Angela's favorites!
A1024 $22 each (out)

Drink of the Dead Energy Drink with colorful smiling skeleton

Day of the Dead
Energy Drink

Tired of Toro Rojo? But still interested in an energy drink to restore your razzle? I confess, I bought it for the adorable can. How cool is this? But we cracked some open last week and it's really good! It's an effervescent wild berry taste that isn't super sweet. Thirst quenching.

Since living here Sonoma Wine Country, I can honestly say, "it has wild berry bouquet, cempasuchil undertones and a sugar skull finish". Plus, one turns heads when drinking at the Starbuck's patio. Perfect for Day of the Dead parties or at weddings before the bar opens! This drink has caffeine but much less than the famous brands. Not a soda for children.

A2301 $3.75 each
A2301-24 $75 case of 24

3 clay skeleton wedding tiles

Wedding Tiles

Does your martini or beer glass need a coaster? This is a great piece of Mexican folk art for any Day of the Dead collector, on nicely finished wood bases! Wedding guests can take these home. Sticker the back with the names of the bride & groom and wedding date.
4" x 4" clay tile, incised design with hand painted glaze - assorted bright colored backgrounds. Mexico.
A2171 $8.50 each - special $6.80 each
A2171-12 $90 / dozen - special $72 / dozen

Special Summer Amor Eterno
20% discount

discount given at checkout

White and gold frame with milagro Happy Skeleton Novios - bride and groom - dangling earrings

NEW Creamy White & Gold Mini Frame with Milagro

2.5" wide x 4" high.  The glass photo window measures 1.25" wide x 2 2.5" high. Stand in back. Assorted Milagros on top. Mexico
A3987 $22 each
A3987DOZ $225 / dozen special order

NEW Skeleton Novio Dangle Earrings

Day of the Dead falls on the weekend in 2014 - Be prepared for for DoD-themed weddings! Mexico
A4020 $15 / pair

skeleton bride and groom Novio champagne flutes 4 glass skull shot glasses

Day of the Dead Skeleton Champagne Wedding Flutes

Toast your wedding or anniversary & celebrate LIFE with these hand painted Novio skeleton champagne flutes. Painted bya local artist.
A1004 $50 Set of 2 glasses

NEW Skull Shot Glasses

Shoot tequila in style! Then let your friends keep the glass to remember the party! Large quantity discounts for weddings.
A1006 $18 / pack of 4
Party Pack! A1007 $216 / 60 shot glasses

Elegant Novio Couples

Very unique, collectible keepsake, made by a famous artist in Michoacan. Finely detailed papier mache novios dramatically decorate a Day of the Dead wedding. Place on top of or on the table in front of the wedding cake. Great anniversary present too. Excellent craftsmanship!

8" tall cake topper N2000 $140 pair

12.5" tall cake topper N2001 $165 pair

16" tall cake topper N2002 $195 pair

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Repousse Novios (skeleton bride & groom) ornament Ruffled Skeleton bride and groom Novio cake topper Energetic bride and groom Skeleton cake topper novios

Repoussé Novios Ornament

Remember a wedding or anniversary with this elaborate skeleton couple. Novios are beaded & worked on both sides although front is primary. Bony kneed groom has fancy shoes and carries his bouquet carrying bride across the threshold. 4" x 3"
A2317 $22 each

Read more about repoussé folkart here

Ruffled Clay Novios

These larger novios are exquisitely detailed pieces of Peruvian folk art, with skeleton groom in tux pants & top hat, holding tightly to his gorgeous bride in stylish ruffled gown. Look good from all sides as a cake topper or standing beside the reception book or center pieces. 5" tall on 3" x 2" wood base.
A1160 $18 each
Special Summer Amor Eterno
20% discount - $14.40 each

discount given at checkout

Dancing Novio Couple

Dancing bride & groom hold big bouquets of flowers for their special day. Beautiful hand detailing with ruffles, gown, veil and tux jacket. This artist makes wonderfully energetic figures showing joyous movement! 5 3/4" skeleton couple. Peru
A1214 $20 each
Special Summer Amor Eterno
20% discount - $16 each

discount given at checkout

Great keepsakes to remember your special day!

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Bride and Groom Card

These gorgeous handmade cards have microscopically cut paper to texture the wedding gown. Frameable art. Peru, 4.5" x 5.5"
A1277 $9 each

Satin Rose Heart Card

These handmade cloth roses ring an engraved heart print. Frameable art. Peru, 4.5" x 5.5"
A1309 $13 each (out)

Wedding Milagro Card

Tiny, hand cut paper flowers look like feathers on this gorgeous card. Frameable art memory of the special day. Peru, 4.25" x 5.5",
A1278 $13 each

dancing skeleton groom tile

Dancing Wedding Couple Tiles

Beautiful Italian ceramic tiles hand painted by Amanda Cain are fired to 1800 degrees. Vibrant, lustrous colors! Great for wall plaques, trivets or cement into your wall. Border colors as shown.
Bride & Groom - 4" x 8"
F2060 $66 /set

Nice wedding present!

dancing skeleton bride tile

Day of the Dead Wedding Favors

6 Skeleton novios - wedding couple - in decorated matchbox

Skeleton Wedding Couple Matchbox

Hand painted matchboxes slide open to reveal a happy little wedding couple inside. When you want to give a little treasure of a gift, these beautiful boxes are a lovely keepsake. You can print a small sticker with the names of the bride & groom and attach it to the back of the box. 2" wide x 1.5" tall x 5" deep. Peru

A2170 $6 each

A2170-50 $250 / 50 matchboxes

Skeleton bride ornament

NEW Skeleton Ornaments

Hand painted ornament favors can tie cello candy bags or adorn place settings. Your guests will enjoy this take-home gift!

Skeleton bride ornament (left)
3" tall x 1.75" wide with hanging string
A2172 $5.50 each
Over the threshold ornament (right)
3" tall x 2" wide with tie
A2173 $5.50 each

A2174 $200 - 50 ornaments, assorted

skelton groom holding bride ornament

skeleton bride and groom novios action wood toy

Marital Bliss Wedding Toy

Marital bliss is short-lived with these carved & painted wooden figures from PERU. The arms swing as you move the base back & forth! 5.5" high x 10" long. Unique, fun wedding favor.

A1046 $12 each

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Skeleton Bride & Groom Socks for Women

How snazzy are these? Now you can wear Day of the Dead socks to your wedding, rehearsal dinner, or dance sock-foot in the cemetery in complete style. These premium quality Socksmith brand socks have high cotton content and just enough synthetic to wash brilliantly, add lots of cush, and wear very well. The colors & designs make you want to party.. They make cute little gifts. Just add a bow!
One size fits most – Women's sock size 9-11 will fit women's shoe sizes 6 - 10.
Machine washable – 63% Cotton, 34% Lycra, 3% Spandex

Turquoise Skeleton Bride and Groom socks

Skeleton Bride & Groom

A2222 $9.50 / pair
(out temporarily)

sugar skull novio close-up

NEW Wedding Wafer Sugar Skulls for Chocolates Mold™

6 wafers per sheet. For weddings, parties & ofrendas.
C4560 $9.50

Wedding Wafer Sugar Skulls for Chocolates Mold These small chocolates can be used to decorate sides of cakes by pressing them into frosting. Amor Eterno (eternal love) is a celebrated theme for some weddings in the U.S.
Flaming Heart Chocolate Mold Flaming Heart Lollipops Mold 1 Flaming Heart Chocolate Lollipop with gold ribbon

NEW Flaming Heart Chocolate Molds™

3 sizes on one sheet. 2 1/2", 3" and 4" high, by 1/4" thick
C4430 $9.50

NEW Flaming Heart Lollipops Mold™

(right) 4 lollipops. 2 1/2" high with 4 1/2" stick
C4435 $9.50
These flaming heart designs were inspired by vintage milagro charms. These particular designs came from Mexican milagros from the 1800s. Chocolate hearts can be brushed with edible gold luster dust for an elegant look or accented with small amounts of icing.
Skeleton bride and groom novios chocolate mold cover

Novios Chocolate Bar Mold

The most detailed beautiful mold we make! The bride in her Chantilly lace veil shows her gorgeous bony features and big bouquet, while the groom skeleton sports nothing but his top hat and cane! These make a nice bar of chocolate that your local chocolatier can make for special wedding favors. They look great in dark chocolate, swirled chocolate with dark and white, or dark chocolate burnished in gold luster dust.

Chocolate molds can also be cast with sugar skull mix, plaster of Paris (for refrigerator magnets) or melted soap. Novios bars are 3.5"; x 1.7" x .3" thick - about a 4-5 bite piece of chocolate.
C4550 $9.50 each

Learn about chocolate molds

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Amor Eterno Hinged Box with Bride & Groom

The black box in the left opens to reveal the two skeletons on the right. 2 1/2" high x 2 1/4" wide x 3/4" deep - A1288 $18 each

Amor Eterno Hinged Box with Groom & Pregnant Bride

The black box in the right opens to reveal the two skeletons on the left. 2 1/2" high x 2 1/4" wide x 3/4" deep - A1289 $18 each
2 bride skeletons - lesbian novios in an amor eterno hinged box 2 groom skeletons - gay male novios in amor eterno hinged box

Lesbian Amor Eterno Hinged Box

The black box in the right opens to reveal the two skeletons on the left. 2 1/2"; high x 2 1/4" wide x 3/4" deep - A1291 $18 each

Gay Amor Eterno Hinged Box

The black box in the right opens to reveal the two skeletons on the left. 1/2" high x 2 1/4" wide x 3/4" deep - A1292 $18 each


Milagros are beautiful things to be cherished. Gifts to special people in your wedding, to keep on your home altar... some folks love the iconography and make earrings out of the smaller milagros. The Amor silver plate milagro, if made in sterling, would cost hundreds of dollars. It's very beautiful.
See more milagros here
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Amor Silver Plate Milagro Heart

4 1/2" high x 2 3/4" wide. Peru
A1191 $20 each

See more milagros here

Pewter Flaming Heart Charm

with little flowers around the edges.
Approx. 3 1/2" high, Germany
$32 each

Lesbian novios milagro

novio milagro flat tin gay male wedding couple novio

Flat Tin Milagro, Lesbian Couple

with red ribbon, 1.5 x 2" high, Peru   
F2105 $8 each
20% Wedding favor discount
F2106 $76.80 / dozen

Flat Tin Novio Milagro

1.5 x 2"; high, Peru   
F2072 $8 each

20% Wedding favor discount
F2102 $76.80 / dozen

Flat Tin Milagro, Gay Men Couple

with red ribbon, 1.5 x 2" high, Peru   
F2103 $8 each
20% Wedding favor discount
F2104 $76.80 / dozen

Wedding Papel Picado Banners

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Add a festive touch to your wedding

Want that traditional romantic feel of Mexico at your wedding? Papel picado banner strings have been used in front of churches and in patio reception in Mexico for hundreds of years.... Hang them at the ceremony location, bride's home, reception or bridal shower. "In-stock"; papel picado banners are white, finely detailed lacy tissue paper, ready for shipment. Large strings extend to approx. 20 feet and each panel measures 13" x 18". Hand made by a 74 year old master artist in Puebla, Mexico. Our wedding banners were featured in Martha Stewart Wedding Magazine and Domino Magazine! B1030 $18 per strand

Skeleton Novio papel picado banners 
- in-stock -

2-panel design with Skeleton Novios and Amor Eterno designs. These large tissue paper banners have 10 bright multi-colored panels (14" x 18") and extend 18' long. One panel has a detailed skeleton bride and groom and the other says "amor eterno" (eternal love) over flowers and sugar skulls. When your mother-in-law freaks out, just remind her, "'til death do us part!"
B1339 $18 each

skeleton novio papel picado banner
custom french papel picado wedding banner stings

Custom Papel Picado Wedding Banners

If you want a customized look, we can have our artist include the bride and groom's names and date of the wedding! Custom work can specify colors. Orders must be made about 8 weeks in advance, 18 banner strings minimum. Read more about our wedding papel picado banners here.

Explore our world-renowned hand-made custom and in-stock (cut paper) Papel Picado Collection

More wedding Gifts

mini paper roses

Mini Paper Roses

These little dime-sized crepe paper mini roses are handmade by ladies Mexico City. Martha Stewart would have a hay day using these to decorate wedding reception tables! These adorable roses are bright & beautiful and can be used to wrap napkins, wedding decorations, cards, to tie cello bags or candy or sugar skulls or decorating something special. Assorted colors - wire stems. A bunch is 12 roses in bright assorted colors.

F2052 $5 per dozen

Wedding Photography Skeleton Box

Do you love wedding photos? All that time posing for thousands of photos? This excellent collector's quality mini skeleton box will remind you of this torture. Cute gift for the wedding party or a thank you for the photographer! 3.5" wide x 2.5" high x 1.5" deep
F2025 $18 each

Mini skeleton box with wedding photographer, bride, groom, and cake

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Wedding Collage featuring our custom papel picado wedding banners courtesy Grazier Photography

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