stylish wedding photography

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

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

 

Muslim Wedding at Velmoré | Mischka + Riyaad by Amanda Custo

Sharing with you today a few of our favourite images of Mischka and Riyaad's beautiful wedding at Velmoré Hotel Estate & Spa. We love the way that Rynali and Amé captured the glamour but also the fun and emotion at this gorgeous couple's wedding! 
Working with them on the day was the Godmothers of Glam - Sandy of Duchess of Mane and Renata of Renata Kuzak Couture.

Wedding Gown | Renata Kuzak
Hair | Sandy - The Duchess of Mane
Decor + Floral Design | Shiran
Videographer | Platinum audio visual

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

Morrell's Wedding: Cassandra + Ryan by Amanda Custo

To say that we've been looking forward to this wedding the whole of this year is an understatement. Cassandra is the kindest, most endearing person to work with and Ryan is the perfect match...they tied the knot on the perfect Spring day two weekends ago at Morrell's Boutique Venue in Northcliff. Here are some of our favourite images from their special day.

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!