Sasha and Tymn, our beautiful couple of globetrotters from the West Coast hit it off while endlessly conversing online. When they first met, Sasha was living in Istanbul at the time, while Tymn was based in San Francisco. Two years fast forward, Tymn scheduled a weekend at the Amangiri resort and much to Sasha’s surprise, after a full day of fun adventures, popped the question.
When it came to exchanging their vows, their hearts were instantly set in Italy. They wanted to marry someplace uber-romantic and La Badia di Orvieto was just the location. We were so thrilled to hear of their plans as every corner at the 12th-century Benedictine abbey has a story to tell.
The couple fell in love with its marble mosaic floors, the arched porticos, and frescoed vaulted ceilings, not to mention the 12-sided tower that dates back to 1103. There’s no hurriedness and no pretense, just a sense of quiet and calm, this is what we want, they told us.
Sasha and Tymn’s wish was to have a minimalist luxury affair with their closest ones so Valentina from Italian Wedding Event worked with Leandro Flowers to deliver seamlessly.
The wedding weekend began with an elegant welcome dinner at the crucifix abbey old refectory decorated with overhanging lunarias and a sea of white candles set on top of white plasterboard fragments.
Early the next day preps began with Sasha reading a love note from Tymn before slipping into her bombshell style Berta gown and enjoying some portraits with her bridesmaids. As Tymn is a designer he not only designed the wedding but also created his own tailored piece for the big day, a vintage matador style crop tuxedo with a chain paired to an oversized bow tie. The pair opted for a neutral color palette—infused with taupe, beige, rose gold, and cream, which melded perfectly with the signature Umbrian architecture.
The ceremony was set at the Gothic stone archway in a truly minimal setting overlooking the Orvieto plateau. Tymn used the shape of this arch to create the logo for the invitation suite as well as the guests’ welcome gifts. A friend of the couple from NYC, the professional singer Nicole Miglis, sat at the white piano to sing the processional in the softest most incredible voice, while the entire ceremony was held unplugged – no cell phones or cameras, only a vintage Super 8 camera to record some parts.
Soft floral accents and fluted candle-sticks made up the delicate reception décor and Sasha’s bouquet was no exception. The bride carried a plush posie of muted blooms in perfect tune with the timeless environment and the reception arrangements. Despite the October temps dropping at night, dinner was held al fresco in bistro-style entertainment on the black piano, while for the dessert, Sasha and Tymn opted for a classic Italian dessert a millefoglie Tuscan wedding cake.
Looking back, we cannot imagine any other way to make an uber-romantic wedding more special.