Sabrina and Moira are a real-life queer Chilean-American couple living in Los Angeles, CA. They met through mutual friends in Portland, OR in 2005. Moira attempted to get Sabrina’s attention several times, but it wasn’t until 5 years later, when the 2010 earthquake hit central Chile did they make a real connection, bonding over their concern for family in the region during the natural disaster. In Moira’s words, “It took an 8.8 earthquake in Chile to get her to notice me!” They fell in love and have been together ever since. This past New Years Eve, they spontaneously eloped in Hawaii.
We utilized the serendipitous timing of their elopement and the Out of The Box Challenge to create some images of their imagined wedding celebration. Shooting took place in Echo Park, Los Angeles, one of the most diverse neighborhoods in the US, a haven for creatives with an incredibly rich and vibrant Latino history. Details of traditional Chilean textile patterns were used to create the paper design, which was given a fresh twist with unique typography and split fountain letterpress printing. A California nouveau take on traditional Chilean cuisine was employed when assembling the menu. Moira’s own motorcycle was used for the brides' getaway ride.
Our expression of the theme “moving forward” chronicles the celebration of a lesbian Latina couple in LA. Taking cues from their Chilean heritage as a guide, this reinterpretation of tradition has Hawaii. created a truly modern celebration of their love.
Written by - Marisa Suárez-Orozco
EVENT PLANNING & PAPER DESIGN: Holiday Celebrate - www.holiday-celebrate.com
FILM: Lovelit Films - firstname.lastname@example.org
FLORALS: Anne Cousineau - @annefcouisineau
BAKED GOODS AND FOOD STYLING: Leaven Bakery - @leavenbakery
MAKEUP: Valerie Ramirez - valerieramirezmakeup.com
LETTER PRESS: Bullhorn Editions - www.bullhorneditions.com
CEREMONY DRESS: Maggie Sottero - www.maggiesottero.com
DRESS PROVIDED BY: Urban Set Bride - www.urbansetbride.com
RECEPTION OUTFITS: Model’s own elopement outfits
VEIL: Kerry Ann Stokes - www.kerryannstokes.com