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Romantic + Elegant Palm Springs Wedding

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.

Photography: Rad + In Love | Cinematography: Peter Fenty | Coordination: Personal Touch Events | Catering: Lulu California Bistro | Venue: Korakia Pensione | Vendor: The Bride's Aunt & Grandmother

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The Kitchen for Exploring Foods

Let’s talk about wedding planning for a moment, shall we?  Or, more specifically, let’s talk about wedding planning with The Kitchen for Exploring Foods, the fabulous catering and event planning company that is about to take your wedding to the next level.  Think yummy food meets top-notch service meets that Southern California vibe you know and love.  THE perfect wedding?  You know it.

With The Kitchen for Exploring Foods, putting together your dream day has never been easier… or more amazing.  That’s because The Kitchen for Exploring Foods is 100% committed to delivering you the day you’ve always envisioned, from start to finish.  I’m talking everything from customized menus to impeccable service a one-of-a-kind look that will leave all of your guests talking.  Not to mention that you’ll be working with a team of experts that is as dedicated as they are talented, which means a no-stress planning process for you – from that initial meeting to the handwritten thank you note.

Whether you envision a wedding that is classically simple or a day that is seriously complex (it’s your big day, after all), The Kitchen for Exploring Foods’ team of top chefs, designers and food stylists will happily make each and every one of your dreams come true… and all with that extra dash of quality they are known for.

So what are you waiting for, loves?  Start your journey towards a magical wedding day by contacting The Kitchen for Exploring Foods today.  You’ll be working with some of the friendliest and most amazing people in the biz… AND an Event Manager who will work with you step by step throughout the entire process.  We love that.

Photographer: Braedon Flynn | Event Planner: Mindy Weiss Party Consultants | Florals: Mark's Garden | Catering: The Kitchen For Exploring Foods | Decor: Revelry Event Designers

Romantic Poolside Engagement

Summertime is meant for poolside lounging and this next romantic e-sesh? Well it’s filled with plenty of just that. Sharing kisses alongside crafted cocktails, this engagement from Kristina Adams is seasonal perfection. So, grab your sunhat and dip into the full gallery here!

From Kristina Adams… The first time I visited Korakia Pensione in Palm Springs a few years ago, I knew it was something special. Since then, I’ve made sure to stay as often as I can and will take any excuse to visit, even if just for the afternoon. So as you can imagine, I was pretty excited when Adnan and Lara were willing and excited make the 2 hours drive to Palm Springs for their engagement shoot.

Step foot at Korakia and you’re transported to a part Moroccan, part Mediterranean paradise that feels like it must be farther than 2 hours from Los Angeles. Adnan, Lara, and Michael from Akros Media explored the venue with me, and I think you can tell from the photos and video, that we had a pretty great time! As you can see, Korakia doesn’t take a bad picture, and neither do Adnan and Lara. Enjoy!

Photography: Kristina Adams | Venue: Korakia Pensione | Vendor: The Bride's Aunt & Grandmother | Video: Akros Media