To create the most incredibly Day of the Dead Party for a corporate company at the iconic One Marylebone London. A retired church, our client wanted to use the alter area to appear as if it were a shine with a key photographic opportunity for their guests and ensure a colourful setting, reminiscent of the iconic Mexican celebration.
The Mexican holiday embraces colour and remembers those who have passed by creating shrines so we took direct inspiration through researching cultural traditions, key colours and symbols, motifs and playfully started to integrate skulls to result in a recognisable yet luxurious setting.
The exterior of the building was illuminated using a large floral skull motif reminiscent of the iconic holiday.
Once guests were inside, they ascended to the first floor where they entered through a secret passageway and into a space which had been draped theatrically in red with skeletons playfully positioned to create a talking point amongst guests.
Downstairs in the Soane Hall at One Marylebone, the scene was set for the most unforgettable Day of the Dead party! A large central bar, covered with a floral motif sat below colourful prayer flags to add colour and interest at every turn. Within the centre, a large and opulent floral display embellished with cascading black skulls added a serious impact.
The alter area was then completely transformed with an enormous floral skull, hand carved and adorned with thousands of vibrant flowers to create the perfect selfie opportunity for guests. A dead meadow filled with coffins, gravestones and hand tied foliage alongside hundreds of candles led guests to this spectacular piece and ensured each guest left with a memory that will never be forgotten!