Ruth and Jon
|Photos by Stella Sassen|
To dearest Diana, Johan, Gail and the entire Fynbos Estate crew
We could not possibly have pictured a more perfect wedding. From the moment we started the planning, everything ran so incredibly smoothly; entirely a result of the expertise and care put in by the wedding team. We have been told that planning a wedding is stressful, but luckily with you all on our team, there was almost nothing to worry about.
We have had so many wonderful compliments on the gorgeous venue, the delicious food, the warm and friendly service, and the beautifully relaxed atmosphere of the wedding (even the weather joined the party and gave us a perfect sunny Swartland day). We just can’t thank each person who had a hand in creating this perfect moment for us enough.
What a magical place to celebrate with each other and all our loved ones – and the magic of the farm certainly rubbed off on the occasion.
We look forward to many more weekends spent at this gem of a farm!
Ruth & Jon Riordan
Dear Johan and Diana
What a wonderful weekend you have given us! We are so grateful. Thank you so much
Rory, Melissa, Simon, and Michael (Grooms father and family )
Hi dear Diana and Johan
In my life, I have had next to no contact with farms and farm life, and farm weddings were something that I read longingly about in magazines, never dreaming that one day, my precious son and his beloved would have the privilege of this experience.
It was all, and more, than I could ever have expected, and to have been present during the days preceding the wedding have provided me with memories that I will treasure forever. I am utterly in awe of your exquisite farm - amazing staff, the physical environment, and the pervasive sense of peace and acceptance of all. In every nook and around each corner there are physical and emotional delights that reflect the thoughtfulness and personal qualities of each of you. I cannot thank you enough for making me and my family and friends so very welcome. The days will always be a very treasured time.
Zoe (Mother of the Groom)
Sarah and Dan
Dear Diana, Johan and Gail
Thank you so much for all you did to make our wedding day such a success. We greatly appreciated your accommodating and relaxed, but professional attitude. We always wanted a 'family' wedding which felt like something of our own making and we found in Fynbos Estate a venue which not only felt like home, but at which we were given the freedom to host it in our own way. The farm has a very special feeling about it and by all accounts was a really good fit for our two families and friends. The formal and informal elements of the farm give it just the right balance of gravitas and lightness - a natural laid back atmosphere and sophistication without pretension. The beautiful soft lawns with majestic oaks surround and frame the beautiful old Farm House which, with its generous wrap-around verandah, was well used by everyone throughout the weekend. We were able to freely inhabit and 'own' the farmhouse for the wedding weekend which was well equipped and tastefully appointed. There was a relaxed atmosphere and we were given all the space we needed to decorate the venue but with support being close at hand if needed. The staff moved between the main house and the ceremony areas in a friendly atmosphere without being intrusive. We've loved how the collection of buildings offered unique spaces for different moments in our day and the transitioning between the different areas was seamless. The team was well organised and the food was delicious and abundant. Everyone had a wonderful time, and we continue to get such positive feedback. Thank you so much for all you did to help us host a memorable, unique, and authentic wedding.
Dan and Sarah
Dear Diana and Johan and Gail,
Just wanted – rather belatedly – to thank you all for the wonderful wedding venue for Daniel and Sarah and for helping us to make the weekend very special.
We all loved being at Fynbos and enjoyed the relaxed and down to earth atmosphere. Your staff were great at being so unobtrusive and we appreciated feeling
so “at home”. The food was lovely of course!
Hope you have all had a well deserved rest after your hectic wedding season – must admit I dont envy you the job!
Alison (Groom's mother)
Natalie and Keiran
|Photos by Sean Candy|
“I clearly remember the day I climbed into my car to come and view Fynbos Estate as a possible wedding venue. I fell in love the moment I arrived. This was truly the venue of our dreams! I love its old world charm which fitted in perfectly with our choice of style and decor. This cottage farm style made for spectacular pictures that will stay with us forever! The staff worked with such warmth and love on the day. Gail was an absolute blessing with all the planning leading up to our big day and put my planners and myself at such ease on the day - A brides dream! Thank you so much for making our wedding a memory that will stay in our hearts forever."
Greg and Bron
Dear Diana, Gail and Johan
From our first visit to Fynbos Estate Bron and I felt like we were in capable hands. Fynbos is more than just a catered wedding or event venue. DIana and Gail we really appreciated the time you spent understanding the type of wedding we wanted. Your event planning experience helped us make good decisions about how our day would play out. On the day you guys worked competently and unobtrusively and everything ran like clockwork. Thanks to you and the whole team for making our special day come together so well.
All the best
Bron and Greg
Robin and Lynn
Photos by John Lawrence
We all enjoyed it so much. Everything was absolutely lovely. Everybody has been saying that the food was superb and the service great and that the place looked beautiful. Thank you very much
Robyn and Lynn