4th October 2017
Chris & Moira – Partners in Life and Song
Local singing duo Chris and Moira, best known for representing Malta in the Eurovision Song Contest, are partners in both life and song. In this edition of Wedding Diaries, they look back on their wedding day in 1994.
Singer songwriter Moira Stafrace married fellow singer songwriter Chris Scicluna at Lapsi Church in St Julians on 14th May 1994, a couple of weeks after the couple represented Malta at the Eurovision Song Contest. Looking back on the wedding preparations, Moira recalls, “my mother took care of everything since we were at Eurovision just two weeks before!”
The blushing bride wore a coat dress of broken white raw silk. “It had short sleeves, fastened on the waist with diamanté buttons and opened to reveal a high waisted mini skirt underneath,” Moira explains. She finished off the look with a headband made of diamanté, pretty lace gloves and a fresh bouquet of flowers
The couple describe the wedding as a traditional affair, starting off with mass at Lapsi Church, followed by an intimate banquet style dinner at Corinthian Palace in Balzan with 120 of their close family and friends. Asked what their favourite part of the day was, the couple can’t specifically say, citing it was all so emotional and exciting. “We didn’t know what hit us,” Moira recalls. “One minute we were on a huge stage at Eurovision and the next we were in church tying the knot!”
After the celebration, the happy couple opted out of a honeymoon, choosing to settle in at home instead. “We had done so much traveling before the wedding with Eurovision and the recording of our More than Love album before that and the promotion which goes with it, that we were very happy to just enjoy time alone at home with the phone off the hook!” they laugh.
Now married for 23 years, the pair have a daughter, Michela, who is 22 years old. “She graduated in B.Com at the University of Malta and is now working at Deloitte and studying ACCA,” they say, although like her parents, has talent for the performing arts. “She is also a classical ballerina and enjoys other styles in dance like hip hop and jazz.”
For more about Chris and Moira and what they’re up to now, visit their website www.chrisandmoira.com.