There is such magnificence in simplicity: the grace of an uncluttered heart and quiet existence. It’s a beauty that breathes more truly now in so hurried a life as ever, and serves as the essence of today’s feature with Tandem Events! Tucked in the reticent corners of an enchanting Italian courtyard, we see a bride, a groom, a love, and the hush of passionate stillness.
A word from designer Kendra Kimball of Tandem Events:
“Not every couple dreams of a private wedding in a hidden courtyard. But, those that do, can bring a space to life. This Italian evening was originally going to take place in a well known park. The day before, we were all on a stroll around the city and fell upon this private, hidden and unforgettable courtyard. As we explored in, the birds were singing, the sun was dancing through each pillar and the space sang with history. They knew in that moment, it just had to be here.
The couple was originally from California and had moved out to Ferrara, Italy to pursue more passionate and modest work. When we arrived to their quaint studio apartment that day, she applied her own natural makeup while Tandem Events trimmed some clippings off their personal olive tree they were tenderly caring to on their back loft. Tiny, delicate and perfect, we finished off their simple bouquet and boutonnière with Silk and Willow ribbon.
Once we arrived back to the courtyard that day, we were completely enclosed and alone. The intimacy of the space was unlike any creative experience we had ever had. We styled simply to enhance the delicacy of the space and their personalities. The bride was adorned with a 2-piece gown from Emma and Grace Bridal Studio and and handcrafted jewelry by Whitney Shelhamer. Becky Schwartz and the other collection of fine art professionals who’s goods traveled with us all the way from Denver in our sacred suitcases, also believe in curating and remembering moments like this one.
From stepping into their apartment and trimming from their olive tree, we knew that this simple experience in this classic courtyard would be only their own and a story worth remembering. We hope that this can encourage future couples to take quiet moments in remote places to create a unique experience like this one.”
photographer: B Schwartz Photography / venue: Private Italian Courtyard / planner & floral designer: Tandem Events / invitations: Bethany Siekmeier / jewelry: Manna Shop / bridal attire: Emma and Grace Private Label / ribbons: Silk and Willow / film lab: Indie Film Lab