inspired by carmen miranda

If a wizard showed up at my door and said that I could live in one of the styled shoots I have published on this blog – it would be this one. Conceptualized and photographed by Jennifer Sosa, this colorful and fun Carmen Miranda themed wedding inspiration is Tropicana style at its best!

Nicknamed ‘The Brazilian Bombshell,’ by the mid 1940s Carmen Miranda was the highest paid woman in America and is well-remembered for her samba performances, Broadway shows, and starring roles in 14 movies.

Carman Miranda’s eclectic and eccentric style is brought to life through a vibrant setting, exquisite and colorful tropical floral design, perfect details, and of course amazing outfits and a brilliant sense of fun. I seriously can’t get enough of this shoot!

Inspired by Carmen Miranda / Jennifer Sosa Photography Inspired by Carmen Miranda / Jennifer Sosa Photography Inspired by Carmen Miranda / Jennifer Sosa Photography Inspired by Carmen Miranda / Jennifer Sosa Photography Inspired by Carmen Miranda / Jennifer Sosa Photography Inspired by Carmen Miranda / Jennifer Sosa Photography Inspired by Carmen Miranda / Jennifer Sosa Photography Inspired by Carmen Miranda / Jennifer Sosa Photography Inspired by Carmen Miranda / Jennifer Sosa Photography Inspired by Carmen Miranda / Jennifer Sosa Photography Inspired by Carmen Miranda / Jennifer Sosa Photography Inspired by Carmen Miranda / Jennifer Sosa Photography Inspired by Carmen Miranda / Jennifer Sosa Photography Inspired by Carmen Miranda / Jennifer Sosa Photography Inspired by Carmen Miranda / Jennifer Sosa Photography Inspired by Carmen Miranda / Jennifer Sosa Photography Inspired by Carmen Miranda / Jennifer Sosa Photography Inspired by Carmen Miranda / Jennifer Sosa Photography Inspired by Carmen Miranda / Jennifer Sosa Photography Inspired by Carmen Miranda / Jennifer Sosa Photography Inspired by Carmen Miranda / Jennifer Sosa Photography Inspired by Carmen Miranda / Jennifer Sosa Photography Inspired by Carmen Miranda / Jennifer Sosa Photography

From Jennifer – “People often ask me why I love this woman. I reply by saying ‘Have you seen her perform?’ Carmen had a vibrant character that lit up the stage. I know that beauty is in the eye of the beholder and the minimalist will look at her and cringe. But I look at her and admire her character. She was so full of life!”

***

Photography & Concept: Jennifer Sosa // Event Styling & Coordination: Carolina Cervantes of Oh Lovestruck Event and Design Styling // Floral Design: Primal Flower // Paper Goods: Kendra Enriquez // Makeup: Amy Clarke // Hair: Dianna Bautista // Models: Johan Khalilian & Bernadette Plazola // Assistant Stylist: Tayen Styles // Venue: The Saguaro in Palm Springs // Rentals: Yeah Rentals, Found Rentals, & Heirloom + Love Vintage Rentals Co. // Ceremony Dress: Free People // Reception Dress: Thrifted // Engagement Dress: Top Shop // Groom’s Suit: J.Crew.

About Sara Burnett

Editor of Burnett's Boards, which she founded to showcase global creativity in the wedding industry. Sara currently lives out of a suitcase while island hopping the Caribbean and beyond. Learn More // Follow on Instagram.

Comments

  1. I can’t even begin to describe how much I love this… I could see the design for a fab bridal shower too! (obsessed with those plates)

  2. Wow, oh wow! This shoot is such a breath of fresh air, I love it! Such a fabulous concept with killer styling & an amazing location!

  3. I love all the colors! So fun!

  4. This is so beautifully done! And colorful location perfection!

  5. stunning!!!

  6. Wow! Talk about eye candy – what a shoot! So full of gorgeous color! I love how even the architectural details are vibrant!

  7. Oh my goodness, this is absolutely perfect. Just goes to show that inspiration can be found anywhere!!

  8. This is definitely my new favorite inspiration shoot! The colors and details are perfect. And I think Carmen would have approved of the headwear. 🙂

  9. Absolutely gorgeous! Love the bright florals and her hair!

  10. Pinfest up in here!! Amazingly gorgeous colors and style.

  11. Stunning. Total eye candy!

  12. Oh wow, what a beautiful shoot!

  13. ahhhhh!!!! love this!!! so pretty and colorful! <3

  14. I agree! I can’t get over the fun colors and that hair – to die for!

  15. Absolutely beautiful what a lovely shoot!!!

  16. ADORE absolutely everything about this shoot!

  17. Pinfest is right! So in love with this shoot.

  18. These colors are stunning! Great engagement/couple photography!

  19. This is really the first time I’ve seen basically my theme summed up so well, it’s tropical, artsy and retro rock’n’roll all blended together! I’ve been struggling to find a way to articulate that to vendors but there you go!

Trackbacks

  1. […] Photo by Jennifer Sosa via Burnett’s Boards | Teal Pineapple: Concept Design & Photography by Chelsea LaVere of Bit of Ivory […]