We love a real-life couple, and this ambitious and hardworking pair made our hearts sing when we heard that this gorgeous shoot in Brazil doubled as their wedding day! The sheer joy and excitement is infectious when you see the photos captured by Jeffs Sacra.
Keep scrolling to hear more about Débora and Hamilton and the Reverbero Project that pulled this whole wedding inspiration together! Plus you can find all of the photos in our full gallery.
Reverbero Project is a non-profit initiative with the objective of producing inspiration for Brazilian black couples in the social parties scenario. Revérbero, in Portuguese, means to reverberate, to produce something, a reflection, an image, shine, splendor, resplendence.
The project was idealized by the singer Aline Ramos, who observed that black couples are still underrepresented in the bridal market. Unfortunately, Brazil is many steps behind America and a couple of other countries when it comes to projecting and representing black people in society. So Aline decided to put together a team of people who are willing to support the project.
The Perfect Pair
The couple that we chose for this first stage of the project is super special. They lead a running group (@prjctrun_) to encourage black people to exercise, live a healthier life and occupy the social spaces in São Paulo (the biggest metropolis in Brazil). They also have 3 beautiful children together. One of them, also an athlete, was selected to play for a high school basketball team in North Carolina and left to America a week before the photoshoot. However, despite the big family, Débora and Hamilton had never tied the knot with a ceremony, so it was a photoshoot / real wedding for them.
Our photographer Jeffs Sacra wanted to bring the elements of street style and urban landscape into the pictures, so we chose Vila Maria Zélia to host the event, as it is a centenary village inside of São Paulo and played an important part in the process of industrialization a housing for factory workers.