A gorgeous country garden wedding

Country garden wedding at Fynbos Estate near Cape Town

Amelia and Doug had a truly wonderful garden wedding here at Fynbos. They were here for many days together with friends and family. They spent time preparing and relaxing and having lots of fun. The wedding itself was gorgeous with people enjoying a happy event in the garden and later partying in the Pavilion. We were sad to see them go.

We previously posted about the fun dress-up Pride and Prejudice Tea they had on the farmhouse veranda. Read that blog here.

Amelia’s lovely review:

When Doug and I went venue shopping I had my heart set on Fynbos before we even arrived, as from the photos I’d seen of weddings there, it felt like Fynbos was the sort of place where your wedding has heart and soul and is not just being churned out by an industry. Upon arrival at the farm to view the venue until the very last minute of our wedding weekend, everything felt like a dream.

In the lead up to the wedding, Diana, Romayne and their team ensured that all the little bits and pieces were put in place, and as we were planning our wedding remotely, knowing that everything was being handled by such professionals kept my mind at ease. We stayed on the farm, along with 40 odd family members, for three days including our wedding day and everyone just loved every minute of it. The accommodation was all wonderfully organised despite the big crowd and every little bit of help that could be given was willingly offered. Diana’s stores of decor bits were raided for the reception, Johan’s wine was drunk, wholesome food was eaten, donkeys were stroked and everyone felt full of love and happiness in that little spot nestled at the foot of the Dragonridge mountains. The day of the wedding went without a hitch despite some gale force winds and I was none the wiser of any problems that may have been going on behind the scenes.

Looking back on that happy time in December, I don’t just think about our beautiful wedding day where the sun shone, and the green gardens provided a stunning back drop to gin drinking and croquet playing; I think about the three days leading up to it. The wine tasting and braai flawlessly catered by Johan the night before the wedding; the afternoon spent by the pool making all the various wedding-y bits while friends played frisbee in the gardens; my cousins running around with the dogs; the children playing with the donkeys; the morning breakfasts with gran in that beautiful big farm kitchen before the rest of the house had woken. We could not have asked for a place with more heart and soul to start our journey into married life and can not thank everyone at Fynbos for making it one of the most special places in the world.