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Summer Place, Hyde Park Wedding | A + G by Amanda Custo

When an Italian and a Lebanese family come together, the result is one beautiful and boisterous explosion of music, food and festivity!

This was the epitome of Greg and Arianna's wedding day - centred around family, friends, love and just being alive.

We enjoyed every single moment of this wonderful day, starting out Greg's house (brought back such good memories...it feels like just yesterday that I shot Greg's sister Stephanie's getting-ready photos there, as well as their engagement party).

Arianna got ready at the reception venue, Summer Place, Hyde Park and the ceremony took place at the Our Lady Of Cedars Woodmead church.

The day couldn't have been more perfect and the reception styling was the stuff made of fairytales, created by Wally and team Gideon's Flowers & Functions and coordinated by Michelle of Finer Details Events Management cc.

Arianna & Greg - you two are a magnificent pair! Your love and zest for life is tangible and we wish you a lifetime of love and laughter in a colourful mix of Italian, English and Arabic...

Lots of love,

The ESTILO Team

Shepstone Gardens wedding: Ursula + Kevin by Amanda Custo

When we arrived at Shepstone Gardens last Saturday morning (skies beautifully clear, a couple of white doves perched on the chapel steeple), we were told that "the weather is just too perfect...it will surely rain later on...".

But it didn't. And it stayed perfect. 
We were so ridiculously excited about Ursula & Kevin's wedding, we were shaking with excitement (quite literally actually!) - not only by the dripping blooms from every ceiling beam and arch but by Ursula and Kevin's contagious excitement (and of course, Ursh's AMAZING wedding gown). Zavion, Lauren and the rest of the Zavion Kotze Events Company team was in top form arranging and decorating, while the crew of Zavion's TV show was filming their every move.
We feel blessed to have been part of such an awe-inspiring production!

THE WHO | WHERE | WHAT

Venue | Shepstone Gardens

Floral Design | Zavion Kotze Events Company

Ursula's, Bridesmaids' and Flower Girls' Dresses | Vesselina Pentcheva

Makeup | Leslie Whitby

DJ | Soundworx

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

Former Miss SA Nicole Flint marries David van Heerden by Amanda Custo

Our first meeting with Nicole was at the Palazzo hotel for coffee one morning early last year. It was the perfect setting: this gorgeous woman in regal surrounds - looking like it was all made for her.

Then, she opened her mouth. Magical smile, relaxed laugh - absolutely dazzling - not by her beauty only, but by her warmth. Nicole Flint must be the most down to earth, "real" and just genuinely nice celebrities that we've ever met and had the pleasure of working with. You look,  look again, and listen and every time you just love her more!

We are sure that her handsome husband, David, fell for this side of Nicole, and although we only met him on the wedding day itself, he also made us feel like we'd known each other for years. 

David and Nicole's stunning country-style wedding took place at Cranford Country Lodge in the Kwazulu-Natal Midlands. We arrived on a chilly and foggy Friday afternoon, but the next day the weather couldn't have been more perfect - bright and sunny with a cool breeze blowing. Like it was ordered!

Nicole looked absolutely breathtaking (as if anything else was possible) thanks to Sam Scarborough that did the make-up, Gail Glemius the hair and the show-stopping dress by Anel Botha Couture.

We worked alongside Top Billing and Bravo & Thatcher on the day that filmed the wedding. 

Eve of the Splendid Wedding Company was responsible for the gorgeous flowers and décor (we especially loved Nicole's stylishly loose, country chic bouquet!)

Lastly, we would like to thank AtPhoto for sponsoring Nicole & David's leather wedding album - here is a little clip of them picking it up at the studio:

https://vimeo.com/152144676