Behind the Scenes with Lovelit Films // Sabrina & Moira

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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 that they made 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 Year's 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. The shoot took place in Echo Park, California, 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 getaway ride. Our expression of the theme “moving forward” chronicles the celebration of a queer Latina couple in LA. Taking cues from their Chilean heritage as a guide, this reinterpretation of tradition has created a truly modern celebration of their love.

THE CREATIVE TEAM & LOCATION DETAILS

LOCATION: Angles Point, Elysian Park/Echo Park, Los Angeles, CA

PHOTOGRAPHY: Amy Gray (@yayamygray)

EVENT DESIGN/PLANNING: Holiday Celebrate (@holidaycelebr8)

VIDEOGRAPHY: Lovelit Films (lovelitfilms@gmail.com)

FLORALS: Anne Cousineau (@annefcouisineau)

BAKED GOODS AND FOOD STYLING: Leaven Bakery (@leavenbakery)

MAKEUP: Valerie Ramirez (@makeupbyvalramirez )

PAPER DESIGN: Holiday Celebrate (@holidaycelebr8)

LETTERPRESS: Bullhorn Press

MODELS: Moira Morel (@cinematologist) & Sabrina Graciela Kosok (@sabri_sabe)

CEREMONY DRESS: Maggie Sottero/Urban Set Bride

VEIL: Kerry Ann Stokes

RECEPTION OUTFITS: Model’s own elopement outfits