You may have the universe if I may have Italy!Giuseppe Verdi
How is it possible that so much beauty can be in one place? It still boggles my mind. I remember walking down a set of stone stairs in Rome and I saw a blank wall with fancy mouldings and exclaimed that I actually could take photos on this wall for hours without getting bored, without loosing interest. Without a shadow of doubt, Italy is engaging, and maybe sometimes overwhelming. I often found it hard to focus in the most amazing way as I sauntered down cobblestone alleys.
Every time I visit a new place I say that I fall in love with it, it consumes my thoughts, and I want to immerse myself in its history and culture, but Italy did not consume me, it swallowed me whole! The memories I am taking away from this place are so engrained in my mind that I found it hard to pick up a pen and write a journal entry about it. For one of the very first times on our travels I could not find the words to describe the places I had seen. Thankfully, we can take a photo. Thankfully we can hold on to a moment just a little bit longer. We traveled with friends, some of the best we know, and experienced food, culture, great conversation, scary hillside road trips, ancient ruins, enough leather to make a biker jealous, and the most endearing, caring Italian people. This trip was definitely imprinted on us.
If you don’t recognize the couple in these photographs you will most certainly recognize their wedding work, as they are Elizabeth & Stephen, the creative force behind the Eventdecorator.com brand. We have had the opportunity to work with them on so many weddings, but most importantly over the years we have all become great friends and great inspiration to us. They even let us do a few impromptu couples photos of them as we traveled through Rome, Florence, Positano, and Venice. Hopefully these couples photos in Italy will inspire you to travel there one day.
Cheers to our friends, Liz and Steve! Traveling with you guys by plane, train, car, boat, bus, taxi, and metro is an adventure, and we are so stoked for our next one. We hope you love these photos as much as we loved taking them.
Erika & Ryan