It appears to me that the accounts of all four gospel writers are essential to weave a complete account of the events following the crucifixion.
There appears to be some measure of tradition obscuring attempts to find clarity in this matter, i.e., the assertion of a sixth day ("Friday") crucifixion. Scripture makes no such assertion but a gentile unfamiliarity with "sabbath" observation may account for it.
First, the day of Preparation (14 Nisan), when Christ was crucified, is followed by the first day of the feast of Unleavened Bread, a "special" or "high" sabbath, NOT the weekly seventh-day sabbath (cf. Ex. 12:16; Lev. 23:6-7; John 19:31).
Every gospel records that Joseph, and Joseph alone (with help, presumably), removed the body of Jesus ["Joseph had taken the body and laid it in his tomb, wrapped in "A" clean white linen (Gk. sindoni)"] and was observed doing so by the women. But the women are not recorded as having observed Nicodemus whom John mentions "also came," but doesn't mention when (anachronism is not uncommon to John; cf. Jn. 11:2 & Jn. 12:3).
Luke, ever the careful reporter, records Joseph's actions laying the body in the tomb in a "sindoni," but after the resurrection records Peter observing the "strips of linen (i.e., Gk. "othonia")" in the empty tomb. How did the cloth get replaced with strips of cloth?
Here, I believe, is what transpired: Joseph, observed by the women, in what little time remained before the festival sabbath (6 pm), negotiated with Pilate, gathered up the body, transported it to his tomb, quickly wrapped it in a singled cloth and, just with enough time to get home before sundown, placed it in the tomb with little ceremony and rolled the stone in front. The women saw where it was and how it was not fully prepared for burial in accordance with expected practice. They had to be home themselves in time for sabbath and determined to make preparation for proper burial.
The next day no regular work could be done; markets are all closed. So everyone waits for 16 Nisan. Markets don't open at sundown (the start of the day), so they wait till daybreak. In the morning, the women go to market where they "bought spices (Mark 16:1)." Preparation is not a matter of throwing it in a microwave. It involves the purchase (time consuming, since in the Middle East haggling is expected), then the cleaning of the produce, the chopping, cutting or trimming, then cooling, boiling, and/or mixing of the items until they are "prepared." This is an all-day process. Consequently, 16 Nisan passes and, again, they wait during the sabbath, the weekly one this time. Little do they know (since he's a secret disciple) that Nicodemus "also came" to the tomb, after the festival sabbath, but with 75 lbs. of spices where he, and others, did their own preparation at which time the "sindoni" was torn into the strips of the "othoniois" and the body mummy-wrapped as was appropriate. The women know none of this and so, while both rest on the weekly sabbath, 17 Nisan, the women are determined to come the next day, 18 Nisan, and do what they, having seen Joseph take no proper care, believe is necessary. While still dark ("deep dawn"), as the sun is just illuminating the east while still hidden behind the horizon, the women arrive to find the tomb empty. How does all this fit into the week?
Jesus is crucified and dies at 3 pm on 14 Nisan (Wednesday). He is quickly interred in a single linen cloth by Joseph in a tomb observed by the women. The sun sets and first day of the feast of unleavened bread, the special sabbath (Jn 19:31), commences. Everyone rests on 15 Nisan (Thursday).
The following day, 16 Nisan (Friday), markets open, women shop and go home to prepare. Nicodemus, who already has his provisions, comes to the tomb and finishes the job Joseph began. The weekly sabbath, 17 Nisan (Saturday), arrives and everyone rests again.
Sometime either just before or after sundown on 17 Nisan, Christ rises from the grave. As light dawns the following morning, 18 Nisan (Sunday), the women discover that Jesus, who had been in the heart of the earth "three days and three nights* (Matt. 12:40)," is not in the tomb.
*Irrespective of Jewish traditions for counting partial days as full days, the declaration of three days AND three nights prohibits this application.