Passion, vibrant colors, Mexican culture.  These are characterizing elements of celebrated artist Frida Kahlo’s work and the artists behind this photo shoot – like Celebrations of Joy + Isabel Lawrence Photography – created a sensational, fiery wedding with Frida in mind.  Nestled in Palm Springs’ Korakia Pensione, romance abounds with rich textures, intense colors and perfectly styled vintage and Mexican pieces.  It’s no wonder the models (who met first at the shoot) caught the passion bug and have been dating ever since!  The full gallery is absolutely loaded with more vivacious and festive inspiration!

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Inspired by the beauty and color of Frida Kahlo’s Mexico, and the exotic local of Korakia Pensione in Palm Springs, we brought together an amazing team to create an elaborate wedding inspiration photo shoot.  The Moroccan details of the resort informed our design direction; flowing bougainvillea, colorful tile work, artistic corners (Winston Churchill used to paint there), and we played with the themes Freida loved – color, detail, romance – to create our shoot.  We featured a charming couple, our “bride”, was the sister of the floral designer, and the “groom” a friend of a local chef.  They didn’t know each other before they started shooting, but their chemistry was so magnetic that by the end of the day they were (and still are) dating! Escort cards were designed using Frida Kahlo paintings and hung from an antique iron door; mini Patron Tequila bottles were guest favors; colorful linens and antique dishes dressed the tables.  Mini lemon meringue pies were the featured dessert along with a dahlia adorned cake.

Event Designer: Celebrations of Joy / Floral Designer: Arrangements Floral Design / Photographer: Isabel Lawrence Photography / Linens: T. Eitzinger Couture Linens / Table Top: Small Masterpieces / Venue: Korakia Pensione / Tuxedo: Helmut Lang Archive Collection (designed by Thomas Eitzenger owner of T. Eitzinger Couture Linens) / Bridal Gowns: Signature Bridal Collection / Cake: Juliette’s Bakery / Desserts: Sherman’s Deli and Bakery / Wedding Favors: Patron Tequila