destination weddings

Positano, Italy Wedding | Silvia + Jason by Amanda Custo

Positano is, mildly put, a sensory overload. Colours are richer, people are more beautiful than anywhere you've ever been and the gelato...Mama Mia! The Gelato!

We spent a beautiful fortnight in this intriguing little town, named after the god of the seas, Poseidon, who mythically founded the town as a gift to a nymph (Italy is full of these almost too-good-to-be-true romantic tales and notions...but, just like the gelato, we lap it up eagerly and there is always place for more).

Silvia and Jason also fell in love with Positano and after a visit, decided to give up their big Jo'burg weddng idea and opt for an intimate event in Positano. 
So the beautiful June day rolled around and everything felt like a fairytale...Silvia in her couture gown and Valentinos walking down ceramic-tiled streets, Vespas whizzing past, Italians shouting "Auguri!" and into the Santa Maria Assunta church towards Jason, boats bobbing around in the bay, visible through the open windows of the cathedral.

Silvia and Jason, you two make the most gorgeous couple and your calm joy is infectious! We loved spending a few days with you in Italy and hope that these images will live on in your family for generations.  
Here are some of our favourite images.

You can read more about our personal Amalfi travel diary here: http://www.amandacusto.com/new-blog-1/2017/8/14/italian-days-reasons-to-visit-ravello

Wedding Venue | Villa Franca

Bride's gown | Casper Bosman

Bride's shoes | Valentino

 

Sorrento, Italy Wedding: Sabrina + Agnello by Amanda Custo

To say that we'd been looking forward to Sabrina & Agnello's wedding in Italy is just a horrible understatement...we were counting down a year, then months and then finally it was just a few weeks away...

Sometimes, when your expectations of a place are so overwhelming, it very often turns out to be disappointing when one actually gets there. Take Paris, for example - there is so much excitement...one dreams, conjures, pictures seeing the Eiffel tower, the Louvre, the Arc de Triomphe for the first time (no pressure Paris!). Sometimes the expectations are met and other times it is less than expected, or just different.

Our expectations and experience of Sorrento? Unequalled! The food, the people, the atmosphere. It was what we dreamed and so much more. Sabrina and Agnello's wedding topped off our time on the Amalfi coast and I think everyone involved felt that this was something so incredibly special and a once-in-a-lifetime. If only time could be stopped we would have that beautiful Saturday afternoon, a vision of a regal-looking bride, a breathtaking cathedral, palace venue against the coastal cliffs and a feast fit for a king over and over again...

THE WHO | WHERE | WHAT:

Venue | Grand Europa Palace, Sorrento Italy

Sabrina's gown | Garnish Couture

Bride's Jewellery | Swarovski

Stationery | Ruby Grey

Gold Glam Styled Shoot by Amanda Custo

Beautiful shoot at the Munro Boutique Hotel, featuring Canvas Boutique, Splendid Affairs, Gartier by Tres-Jolie, and Biji Couture.

Read More

Royal Kensington Wedding: Kirstin + Greg by Amanda Custo

Beautiful biokineticist Kirstin marries her best friend Greg in the classic surrounds of the Royal Kensington Country Club in Johannesburg. Here are some of our favourite images from their special day...especially loved doing their fun photo booth!