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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 Photography | Event Planner: Mindy Weiss Party Consultants | Florals: Mark's Garden | Catering: Kitchen for Exploring Foods | Decor: Revelry Event Designers

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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 | Video: Akros Media, Michael Cannovo

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Elegant Palm Springs Affair at Le Parker Meridien

There’s something about a good dose of hot pink that gets my heart beating a little faster and makes my eyes open a little wider. Especially when that vibrant hue is woven into an elegant day like this one captured so timelessly by Lane Dittoe and Artisan Production. With Modern Bouquet behind the blooming creations, Esoteric Events at the planning helm and La Tavola dressing up the tables, each and every moment in this gallery is pin-worthy perfection.


From the Bride…The wedding was a perfect combination of our style and personalities. We wanted it to be modern, laidback and most importantly a fun time for our friends and family. Jesse and I have vacationed at the Parker many times before and we love EVERYTHING about this hotel. From the décor, the lush greenery and the hammock to the fire pit and the muddled lemon by the pool, there was no doubt in our minds that we wanted to get married here.

Kristin from Esoteric Event made my wedding dream come true. She understood my style and taste from the start and made the design and planning process really fun and enjoyable. I could be indecisive at times but Kristin was always there to guide me and put my mind to ease. We decided to go with bright pink and blush to compliment the greenery at the Parker. It was the perfect design for a spring wedding in Palm Springs.

We asked our friend Jonathan Kohn to officiate the ceremony because he has seen us grow our relationship since the beginning. It was probably the best decision we made for the wedding. His speech was witty and endearing and filled the audience with laughter and tears. It definitely set the tone for the rest of the night. The dinner setting was magical. All the guests sat under the string lights in the warm desert night with the most beautiful table scape and watched the sun go down. We were surrounded by our favorite people to celebrate our marriage and we could not stop smiling. It was perfect. Everyone danced the night away to great music and I would be lying if I said I did not pass out on the couch in the bridal suite wearing my wedding dress while cuddling my puppy at 2am.

We couldn’t have done it without the amazing group of vendors we had. I would recommend every single one of them to my friends. Our guests still talk about how beautiful our wedding was and how much fun they had. It was everything we have dreamt of and more. It was perfect.

Photography: lane Dittoe fine art wedding photographs | Cinematography: Artisan Production | Event Planning: Merren Events | Event Planning: Esoteric Events | Floral Design: Modern Bouquet | Wedding Dress: Vera Wang, Beverly Hills | Stationery: The Paper Source | Wedding Shoes: Gianvito Rossi | Hair And Makeup: Kelly Zhang | DJ: Red Shoe Productions | Venue: Le Parker Meridien Palm Springs | Linens: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental | Photo Booth: Night Owl Photo Booth | Rentals: Signature Rentals | Robes: Plum Pretty Sugar

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