Is it possible to fall in love with a place you have yet to visit? I vote yes, because I’m completed crazy about Palm Springs after perusing this gallery. It’s the type of celebration that carries sweet moments that are sure to send your heart aflutter. Because not only do we get to share in some good ol’ California sunshine, but Rad + In Love captured every sweet in love moment to share in THE VAULT!
From The Bride…My husband and I have been to our fair share of weddings, so we had the chance to figure out exactly what we wanted and what we didn’t want. We knew we wanted to have an intimate, beautiful, relaxed and above all fun wedding.
Finding a venue is the most difficult part, but when we found Korakia Pensione we knew immediately we found our spot. It’s romantic, quaint, unique and absolutely charming. Korakia has a Mediterranean/Moroccan motif and a rustic elegance we just fell in love with.
Korakia doesn’t need much décor, it can stand alone, but we wanted to make sure the décor we did bring in complemented the venue. We brought in hand crafted wooden tables with simple burlap runners. The chairs were all different styles and colors, nothing uniformed, following the theme of Korakia. There is nothing uniformed at Korakia, which is part of its charm. Since our reception was outdoors in the summer we didn’t want elaborate flowers that would wilt in the heat. So we chose to go with lovely wild flowers, with a hint of peach roses, for our center pieces, along with numbered (table numbers) burlap wine bags and tea candles. We wanted the table settings to be clean and elegant, so we went with ivory settings. It looked great against the rustic tables.
Any way we could turn a normal wedding tradition into something unique we did. For example, Instead of having a regular sign in book for our guests we had a cool tree painted on a canvass for our guests to sign. It’s hanging on our wall now and it’s a great reminder of all the people we care about. We also wanted our guests to go home with something they would actually use and a reminder of the special day. So we did a DIY project for the Thank You gifts. Each guest went home with a 4 pack of coasters, each coaster having a picture inspired by love on them. When I visit my friends and see they have our coasters out, it just puts a big smile on my face. Thinking out of the box works!
There were so many memorable moments of the day but one of the highlights was our first dance. My husband is NOT a dancer, like not at all. But he was up for the challenge, so we took lessons and did a whole choreographed routine. We started off with a slow two step and then busted out into the Dirty Dancing routine. No one saw it coming, it was all kinds of awesome.