A breathtaking resort and wedding venue in Palm Springs, California, brought several of us creatives together for this fantastic Korakia Pensione Wedding Editorial!
Inspiration Behind the Editorial:
As I was dreaming about the details of what this editorial production could be, this one quote, in particular, kept coming to mind. “And still, after all this time,
The sun never says to the earth,
“You owe Me.”
Look what happens with
A love like that,
It lights the Whole Sky.”
I fell in love with the rustic nature of Korakia Pensione. I aimed to also get a sense of Moroccan wedding inspiration from the venue, given the Moroccan look and feel. One of the entrances to the resort is a weathered Moroccan door. The image I had in my mind of how amazing this space would look with models in front of it convinced me that it should be utilized. Korakia Pensione burns incense as they welcome guests, so I thought incorporating some smoke into a few photos would be a great idea.
There are lots of light and bright walls throughout the property. We wanted to pair the walls and rustic tones together to cohesively connect the light and dark tones for the human eye.
Day of the Shoot:
The details of the flatlays and tablescape all coordinated a minimal look while matching the rust undertones of the property. For the invitation flatlay, we used a dark background and included some light-colored props, making the invitation stand out.
We styled a few different looks for the bride, gathering different gowns from Loho Bridal and even pulling one from Eisen Stein Bridal in Israel. As we started the editorial, the sun was fully shining, and we knew the Eisen romantic gown would look amazing in the bright light. The wind was just right for the dress to blow naturally. The pampas grass had particles that blew around and created magic without us even doing it on our own. For the groom, we had him in a maroon, colored suit that picked up the undertones of the bougainvillea of the property.
For our next look, we had the bride change into a Toni Maticevski gown. It has one shoulder sleeve with ruffles on the side. We added a fun pair of gold earrings from Lili Claspe, which brought the whole look together. This wedding gown paired nicely with the groom’s black suit from H&M. In this look, we brought the models to a staircase filled with geometric shapes.
We definitely saved our best look for last. While the sun was setting, it created a soft glow on the whole property. Felisa Of the Flowers created a sun goddess headpiece that was incredible. We put the bride in the Sophie Et Voila Gown because I knew the sleeves would match perfectly. The simple bodice of the gown lets the headpiece be the main focus.
Outcome for Ellie Koleen Photography:
I always genuinely enjoy working with photographers for one-on-one editorials. It’s incredible to see how these editorials up-level their portfolio. Ellie Koleen Photography was fantastic to work with, and her business has really taken off! We successfully got this editorial published in 100 Layer Cake! View the publication here.
Thank you to Robert Films for being the videographer for the day. Check out his incredible video from the editorial here!
Editorial Production at Korakia Pensione
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Venue: Korakia Pensione
Photographer: Ellie Koleen Photography
Producer and stylist: Carrie Moe of Type A Society
Florist: Of The Flowers
Hair stylist: Amy Clarke
Makeup artist: Amy Clarke
Invitation: Carta Plena
Tabletop: Greystone Table
Ring boxes: JamoisShop
Styling mat: JRD Art Shop
Floral pedestals: Lavenders Flowers