Central American Styled Shoot

October 18, 2023

This shoot celebrates my Salvadoran and Guatemalan roots, inspired by Fernando Llort’s art and the vibrant textiles of both countries. Honoring Central American independence, we blend modern and traditional elements with deep reds, pinks, blues, and greens in the decor.

The shoot features two dresses. Vista by Tadashi Shoji- with floral embroidery in essence, like tropical landscapes and a high neck to show the model’s flower crown. The second dress, custom-made by Handmade By Yamileth, includes a crepe crop top with an open back and floral chiffon. Both pay tribute to Central American traditional wear. Paired with Charlotte Mills shoes and a modernized Guatemalan huipil and corte, complemented by a jeweled sash and red Steve Madden Heels. Additionally, we can’t forget our groom! He wore a blue suit and a textiled tie that brought the entire look together.

The venue, Reptacular Ranch in Sylmar, CA, exudes the rustic charm of a Central American town. Decor is simple, featuring Fernando Llort’s art on cookies and cake. The table setting includes Salvadoran quesadillas on layered tableware, with Llort-style bird place cards and vibrant Salvadoran napkins and table runners.

Above all, the standout feature is the mosaic cake pattern, mirroring the intricacy of El Salvador’s painted cathedral. Cola Champagne, a sweet Salvadoran import, served as both alcoholic and non-alcoholic options. Mini Pupusas, El Salvador’s national dish, completed the authentic culinary experience.

Photographer and Concept: @izabelcortezphoto_
Planner and Director: Karla Solórzano @kissandsayido
Dress 1: Adina’s Bridal @adinasbridal
Dress 2: Handmade by Yamileth @handmadebyyamileth
Shoes: Charolette Mills Shoes @charlottemillsshoes
Groom Apparel: Friar Tux @friartux
Florals: Mariposas Flores & Decorations @mariposas.flores.decoraciones
Rentals: Rustic Yard Events @rusticyardevents
Cake: Petite Moi Bakery @petitemoibakery
Cookies: RueBea’s Cookies @rue.beas
Mayan Clothing: Saviaguate @saviaguate
Stationary: Candice Amanda Designs @candiceamandadesigns
Popscicles: Pops of Magic @popsofmagic
Signage: Nostalgic Glory @nostalgic_glory
Jewelry: Jack Weir and Sons @jackweirandsons
Bar: Tipsy Tassel @tipsy_tassel_
Catering: Chef Melissa Amaya @its.chefmelissa
Make Up: Victoria Marez @beautybytoriaa
Hair: Styled by Marena @styledbymarena_ Models: @map_lopez @nicolemartinez.co


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