Here is the first batch of pics and comments from this last season’s weddings - most of which were weekend weddings. Some official photographer photos and some in-house ones, and wonderful heartfelt feedback which makes the team very happy.
TIM AND CHANTEL
We look back on our big day with an automatic smile, tears of joy and a jumping heart. And Fynbos Estate and all its lovely people has a very big part in it.
When we started planning our wedding from Amsterdam, Tim being Dutch, we knew from the start we wanted to have our wedding in the Western Cape. I grew up in Piketberg and we not only wanted to surround ourselves with this on our wedding, but we wanted to share the breath taking surroundings of the Swartland with all our loved ones, especially those coming from abroad. And yes, they were completely blown away.
The weekend of the wedding was way more than we hoped for. We couldn't have asked for better assistance from you and your team in helping us with the arrangements of the wedding. We thought it was going to be a challenge arranging it from abroad, but the Fynbos team made it a breeze. You were op top of everything and even reminded of things we would have forgotten about completely.
We had a very specific look, feel and atmosphere in mind for our wedding weekend and Fynbos gave us exactly that. We are both very down to earth, relaxed and happy-go-lucky and that is how our friends and family knows us. Fynbos gave us the opportunity to represent that perfectly. It is a wonderful intimate and amazingly beautiful venue. The atmosphere was so relaxed and peaceful and homey. And with the pretty surroundings, animals and old cape Dutch house, we didn’t have to do much with decorations. Not to mention the unending spots for amazing photographs. The photographer, along with us didn’t know where to start and where to stop.
Our families, which are all very close, could spend the weekend together in the big farmhouse, which would also be where I would get read, as well exit from for the ceremony. And wow, was that small little spot under the tree, with the birds singing not just magical for a wedding celebration?!!?
The pre-drinks in the garden was like a garden party on its own, and no one had the feeling that they were waiting for a reception. The intimacy of the venue just made it feel like one big celebration, moving from one end to the other end.
We cannot stop looking at the photographs, without going...wow and after 2 months, our loved ones are still talking about it. Perfection.
Thank you ever so much not only for your help and warmth, but for preserving such a beautiful place.
Tim and Chantel Frankfort
WENDY AND RORY
This weekend wedding began on Friday night with a wine tasting in De Perdestal and flowed into a wedding event the following day.
|Photos by Diana|
"Our wedding at Fynbos was everything we'd dreamt of and more - which is a pretty good outcome considering we'd never even been to the venue when we booked it! You see it's the sort of place, run by the sort of people that make you feel like you know it before you've even visited it or met them. Gail was tremendous in helping us plan our day and managing our expectations, and the rest of the staff received many compliments from our guests on how helpful and friendly they were. The most memorable moment for me was during my husband's (eeek!) speech at dusk, hearing the crickets in the background and my nephews playing on the lawn - it made me realise that Fynbos truly is a unique place where families can share life's precious moments together, and we're so incredibly grateful we got to celebrate one of ours there."
Thanks again and much love to all at Fynbos - humans, dogs, donkeys, cats, ducks, sheep and everything else!
Wendy and Rory xxx
CLAUDIA AND TERRENCE
We absolutely loved our wedding at Fynbos Estate. The venue was perfect for the relaxed and unpretentious atmosphere we were looking for. Things ran perfectly on the day thanks to the amazing coordinator Gail who was an absolute godsend on the day and the weeks leading up to the wedding. The food and wine were excellent and we loved having our whole family stay on the farm, in beautiful accommodation, for the weekend of the wedding.
xx Claudia Garb
JENNY AND STUART
Stuart and I first fell in love with Fynbos Estate when we attended a friend’s wedding about two years before we walked down the aisle. The venue was everything we wanted, beautiful, inviting and everyone we dealt with was equally as lovely.
If we could, we would marry over and over again - just to have this beauty and just to see our friends fall in love with the venue and our wedding.
I am so glad that when I am 80, my memories marrying the love of my life will include Fynbos Estate.
AMY AND DAVID
|Photo by Diana|
|Photo by Diana|
We had a wonderful time at Fynbos - the whole farm looked beautiful and it was great to get all our friends and families together for a relaxing summer wedding weekend. Thanks to all the team!
Amy and David
HANRI AND RUDOLF
Thank you so much for what you did for us on our wedding day! It was a fantastic day and turned out so well and according to plans! Everything was great the food and the place. Thank you for keeping everything together and keeping an eye on everything, it means a lot to us! We really appreciate everything you did for us! :)