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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.

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Beautiful, happy, bendable jumbo-sized skeleton novios on a black platform

NEW XL Bendable Novios

Are you having a really big wedding cake? These hand made jumbo sized novios might just be what you need so that your uncle Charlie in the back of the reception hall can see them. These dramatic novios are put together with wire so you can move their arms, legs, heads & bodies…. Are you thinking of a little animation in your video? These would be lots of fun to use in your wedding photography.

The black wood base is 2" x 6" and these are made with love in great detail by the nicest artist in Puebla, Mexico. 10.5' high x 6" wide x 2" deep.

A5172 $65 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 $85 each

Papier mache skeleton bride and goom dressed to the nines. Mini skeleton novio cupcake topper The Perfect Skeleton Cake Topper Bride & Groom

NEW Delighted to Marry

Fine Skeleton Figurine by Juan Carlos Sollano - for the collector from a 4th generation Linares family artist.

Novio pair with big smiles. Graceful papier mâché, well painted, on base. Bride has been adorned with a bouquet, floral veil of satin & paper flowers. Groom is ready for the big day with boutineer & red bow tie. 13 inches tall. Mexico

A5354 $250 each

Mini Novio Cupcake Topper

Precious mini novios dressed in top hat and veil with satin rose bouquet. Metallic green paint detailing the bridal gown. Great keepsake for showers, adorn cupcakes or use in finely detailed Day of the Dead artwork. Mexico. 1 1/2" tall.

A4022 $6 each
A4022DZ $60 / dozen (12)

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

Credits: Anadina Gratereaux: - Shoot Stylist
Sherry Sutton Photography:
This keepsake should be dusted off every anniversary to make you laugh and remember your wedding day!
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Open Mouth Gay Novios Cake Topper

4" tall

A5263 $32 / pair

Open Mouth Skeleton Novios Cake Topper

Bride has glitter gown, flower bouquet and a fancy veil. Bride's veil & bouquet may vary. 4" tall.

A2035 $32 / pair

Open Mouth Lesbian Novias Cake Topper

4" tall

A5271 $32 / pair

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

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Lesbian Novias Cake Topper

Great gift, anniversary memento, cake topper or gifts for the wedding party. 3 1/2" tall

A1128 $28 each

Gay Novios Cake Topper

On blue base. Couldn't be more handsome in their black & white tuxes. Nice bouquet too! 3 1/2" tall

A2191 $28 each

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 $28 / pair (out temporarily)

Brazilian bride and groom novios caketopper


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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

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 $12 /pair (out temporarily)

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.

F2034 $26 each

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 $250 pair

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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.

A1282 $24 each

Groom Skeleton Dog

3 1/2" x 2 1/2", assorted formal attire.

A1281 $24 each

Repousse Novios (skeleton bride & groom) ornament skeleton bride and groom Novio champagne flutes

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 folk art here

Novio Skeleton Champagne Wedding Flutes

Toast your wedding or anniversary & celebrate LIFE with these hand painted Novio skeleton champagne flutes. Painted by a local artist.

A1004 $50 Set of 2 glasses

Blank Day of the Dead Wedding Card

These colorful skeleton artisan cards begin as original artwork by Annette (the mom) and Thereasa (her daughter) Armas who live in Southern California. They are super talented!

5" x 7" blank note cards with envelope

A5191 Juntos Siempre Novios
$3.95 each

See our NEW Day of the Dead blank Note Card Collection

Great keepsakes to remember your special day!

White and gold frame with milagro Happy Skeleton Novios - bride and groom - dangling earrings Papier mache bride and groom sonajas (rattles) on a stick. The bride has a long veil, the groom a dapper red feather in his top hat.

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 $16 each
A3987DOZ $160 / dozen special

NEW Skeleton Novio Earrings

Day of the Dead falls on the weekend in 2015 - Be prepared for for Day of the Dead-themed weddings! Mexico

A4020 $15 / pair

NEW Sonajas - Bride & Groom

These versatile bride & groom rattles with top hats & fancy veils transition from the wedding reception to the cemetery with style and ease. Simple Chanel classic black & white formal outfits make these rattles great keepsakes. These are decorative folk art and dangerous for children. Mexico.

A5010 $42 / pair

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

4 glass skull shot glasses

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

NEW Isabella Tiles

These low fire, intricately glazed 4" x 4" tile would make a nice trivet, wall plaque or can be used as tile to cement into a wall – indoors or out. Great wedding favor! Mexico $10 each

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Gay Wedding Couple F2250 $10 Wedding Couple F2253 $10 Lesbian Wedding Couple F2254 $10
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 $5 each

A2171-12 $50 / dozen

Skeleton bride ornament

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 (out temporarily)

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. Assorted colors.

A1046 $12 each

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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

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

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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

Flaming Heart Chocolate Molds™

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

C4430 $9.50

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 Sterno Hinged Box with Bride & Groom

This cute little hinged box is perfect for an ofrenda for anyone who was married. The black box says, Eternal Love, but reveals a happy bride & groom when opened. 2 1/2" high x 2 1/4" wide x 3/4" deep

A1288 $18 each (out temporarily)

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

A1192 $40each

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 (out temporarily)

20% Wedding favor discount
F2104 $76.80 / dozen

Wedding Papel Picado Banners

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White Wedding Banners ~ 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! in-stock

Large White Wedding Papel Picado Banner, Paper B1030 $18 per strand

Romantic Papel Picado Banners

Celebrate love with a colorful Mexican tradition dating back to the 17th century. These hand-cut tissue paper banners can flutter overhead in the garden for your first amorous embrace - gardenia scented. - or be silhouetted by a midnight full moon while sharing a way too expensive bottle of red wine on a balcony with a serenade playing below.... or just hand them up for an anniversary, rehearsal dinner, wedding or Valentine's Day!

A large string has 10 "pages" and extends to approximately 20 feet.

Designs: Amor Eterno (eternal love), doves, hearts
Colors: Rosa Mexicana, yellow, bougainvillea, marigold & red

Large Romantic Papel Picado Banner - in-stock
B4042 $18 / 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

I always meant to send you a pic of our framed Papel Picado from our wedding in our kitchen!
May 18, 2016

Theo and Marcelo's framed papel picado wedding banner in a kitchen.


bicycle built for 2 skeleton novios

Bicycle Built for 2 Skeleton Novios

This happy couple is leaving for their honeymoon. Our wonderfully talented, young folk artist in Puebla made these tin bicycles by hand. We can't keep them in stock! The bicycle is made from soldered metal and the skeletons are clay. The bride is dressed in a lacy dress & veil as she holds on for dear life! 71/4" wide x 7.5" high x 2 deep. Mexico

A2192 $75 each (out temporarily)

2 lesbian skeleton novias riding a bicycle built for 2 2 gay skeleton novios riding a bicycle built for 2

Bicycle Built for 2 Lesbian Skeleton Novias

71/4" wide x 7.5" high x 2 deep. Mexico
A5101 $75 each (out temporarily)

Bicycle Built for 2 Gay Skeleton Novios

71/4" wide x 7.5" high x 2 deep. Mexico
A5100 $75 each (out temporarily)

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

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