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Castello di Monte Wedding | D + A by Amanda Custo

I think somewhere during the reception, sitting in a forest of flowers and foliage, my husband and I looked at each other, in complete awe, and thought "Is this really our wedding?"

It is impossible to describe the joy, excitement, happiness and sheer gratitude that we felt on our wedding day. Towards friends and family members that put in immeasurable amounts of hard work and dedication to turn our dream into a reality. And far surpassing even our wildest fantasies of our perfect wedding day.

Here are a just a handful of images (actually even these 150 pictures are just a handful, as Gosia and Rynali took over 2000 images!) that depict the day and capture the essence of what we felt. Thank you so much to the following colleagues that have become friends over the years of working together. We will never forget you as you were part of the beginning of our story together.

Lots of Love,
Amanda & Don

Venue | Castello Di Monte
Photography | Estilo
Videography | Kaimara Studio
Flowers & Styling | Karen Dalton of Dalton & Bloom
Makeup | Made Up By Janna
Hair | Grizentia Viphairdesign
Stationery | Chrystalace Stationery
Marriage Officiant | Ryan Hogarth, Marriage Officer & Celebrant
Music & Sound | Morgan of ZOO Sound
Dress | Kobus Dippenaar at Calegra Bridal House
Flower Girls' Dresses | Soapbox Kids
Macaron Favours | Aimee Lloyd Macarons
Cheese Cake | The Cheese Shop : The home of Hoekplaas Cheesery

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:

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