Do you remember Carmen Miranda? She was a Portuguese-born Brazilian samba singer, dancer, Broadway actress, and film star often best remembered for donning a fruit basket on her head during her musical numbers. Photographer Jennifer Sosa thought it would be fun to begin a series of inspiration shoots bring fictional characters to life, so today we bring to you Carmen Miranda’s wedding, which is perfectly executed with all the color, personality and tropical flare we’d expect. We feel so beyond lucky to share such a gorgeous shoot! The team that came together to create these images is incredibly talented–everything from hair, make up, florals, rentals, wardrobe, styling–it’s the work of imagination, which is where great style is born! Be sure to check out the magazine that Jen created as well–it tells the full story of Carmen Miranda!
People often ask me why I love this woman. I reply by saying, “Have you seen her perform??” Carmen has a vibrant character that lights up the stage. She’s often noted for her eccentric style, and most notable for wearing a fruit basket on her head. hey, not many people can pull off dancing with a fruit basket on her head and still manage to look fabulous. I know I know beauty is in the eye of the beholder. The minimalist might look at her and cringe. I look at her and admire her character. She was so full of life! I dare you to watch her perform and not have a smile on your face. I’d love to spend an afternoon with that woman.
Photography and Art Direction: Jennifer Sosa // Make Up: Amy Clarke // Hair: Dianna Bautista // Event Styling: Caroline Cervantes of Oh Lovestruck Event and Design Styling // Models: Johan Khalilian and Bernadette Plazola // Assistant Stylist: Tayen Styles // Location: The Saguaro in Palm Springs // Floral: Primal Flower // Rentals: Yeah Rentals, Found Rentals and Heirloom + Love Vintage Rentals Co. // Invites: Kendra Enriquez // Engagement Dress: Top Shop // Ceremony Dress: Free People // Reception Dress: Thrifted // Groom’s Suit: J. Crew