Monday, 11 February 2013

Early Summer celebrations at Fynbos

From mid November until January, Fynbos was abuzz with weddings, parties and year-end functions. The weather was pretty much perfect throughout, the starlit night skies were fantastic, and fairly lights, laughter and delicious food were in abundance.


1st December : Kathryn and Andrew 

This wedding sparkled with elegance. After a beautiful ceremony in the chapel, the reception was held in a pavilion decorated with glass candelabras, white glistening sky twigs and black and white patterned runners.  Alice Swan, the photographer, captured both a sense of summer lightness and the elegance of the wedding. 

A wonderful week-end and wedding. Lovely food Johan.  Thank you for everything Diana
George and Louise ( parents of the bride)
A marvellous wedding in every possible way  

5th December: Rentia and  Stefan

These two had a civil wedding in Germany, followed by a 4 day party weekend at Fynbos. In the midst of this was a church ceremony led by the bride’s fathers in his Philadelphia church, and a reception in the Pavilion.  The decor was romantic and old world. The 4 days gave the German and South African families time to get to know each other. Tracey Derrick was the official photographer


Thank you once again for a lovely wedding. The food was excellent and the setting absolutely beautiful. It was so special that the whole family could spend time in your house and enjoy the beautiful environment. Thank you for everything you did to contribute to a special weekend for all of us! I will send you photos as soon as I get  them.
Elma Bartlett (mother of the bride)

Thank you for helping to make this a wonderful wonderful wedding   Everything went perfectly.
Rentia and Stefan

22nd December: Lauren and Andy

Andy and Lauren both teach in Malaysia, but are originally from South Africa. Their warmth and openness was reflected in their happy relaxed wedding. Everything seemed to happen effortlessly in an informal sort of way, and the dinner decor was maroon and lime green with apples and edible grass for table features. Very striking and different.

The official photographer was Charmaine Spangenberg

A very special place. Never change the vibe. A most stunning wedding venue.
Well done with everything!
The Schwartz family (bride's family)

Thank you for making our amazing day more wonderful, relaxed and joyous. Your kindness and superb hospitality was more than we could ask for
Lots of love
The Greens (groom's family)

29th December: Terri and Marco

This was the last wedding of December, and also very relaxed, informal and happy. From Friday onwards, the farm was filled with guests playing games and swimming, picnicking and collective flower arranging. The ceremony was held in the Chapel, and the reception décor had a simple and rustic feel .


Thank you so much for an amazing time. Your farm is beautiful and it made our wedding celebration so special. Everything was absolutely perfect from the food and service to the lazy afternoons at the pool. Thank you.Terri and Marco


23rd November : Alex Davis  

November party season kicked off with the 70 guest 21st party of Alex Davis. They dined on canapés, fillet and berry pavlova and drank fine wine and Pimms - and other things besides, They then danced through the night, and those not awake to greet the sunrise, stayed over in the house or camped dormitory style in the barn. Much fun was had by all.


The function was most enjoyable and will be remembered for years to come. The meal was great, the service good and the ambiance superb!
We had great feedback from our guests and would definitely recommend Fynbos to our friends.
Fynbos is a special place.
Gils and MargueriteDavies

7th December: HERO CSIR 

Early in December the HERO Company returned to Fynbos for their second themed party. This time it was CSIR US style, so after a day lazing about in and around the pool, the 45 strong group began their transformation into an odd assortment of bizarre characters. There were a number of murder victims, a grieving widow or two, plenty odd ball detectives (including one from Florida and a pair from rural S.A.) There were scary pathologists snapping gloves at one, and a few forensic photographers, one of whom took the teams pics as if in police line up.


Thank you again for a fantastic year end party.
The spit was amazing
(organiser with illegible hand writing)

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