Korakia Wedding in Palm Springs, CA

Korakia Pensione, nestled in the heart of Palm Springs, boasts a rich history dating back to the 1920s when it was established as a private residence by Scottish painter Gordon Coutts. In the 1930s, the desert retreat was transformed into a quaint inn known as “The Dar Marroc,” attracting artists, writers, and Hollywood elite seeking refuge and inspiration in its serene ambiance. It’s rumored by historians that Winston Churchill, himself, visited the residence to take up watercoloring.

Throughout the years, Korakia has retained its Old World charm with Mediterranean-style architecture, lush gardens, and Moroccan-inspired decor. The 1.5-acre petite resort is a hidden oasis of secret gardens, pools, lounges, and fountains among 16 stunning Mediterranean villas and 12 exotic Moroccan villas.

What sets Korakia apart as a wedding venue is its unique architectural style and intimate setting. Couples can exchange vows in front of the famed doors, dine al fresco under the stars, and dance the night away in a courtyard. Korakia Pensione offers a truly unforgettable backdrop for couples seeking a wedding venue infused with vintage allure and timeless romance.

I was photographing new content for the property over a long weekend and this beautiful wedding was the grand finale to my time in the desert. The couple really admired the romantic backdrops and settings around the property. They brightened up the place with light floral arrangements to make it feel a little more elegant and Bohemian. The bride is a jewelry designer and she wore some of her own pieces.

Hope you enjoy this small collection of images from around the property and a few highlights from this lovely wedding day…