Sandra and Howard
Sandra and Howard from the UK married in a gorgeous ceremony under the big oaks of the farmhouse garden. Surrounded by a very small group of family and friends, this was a warm-hearted truly intimate wedding. What stood out was that everything was so beautiful. The farm was green and bathed in sunshine, the décor of fynbos flowers were natural and lovely, the bridal attire was gorgeous and both bride and groom and their adorable little baby were beautiful. After the garden ceremony the group moved to De Perdestal for their wedding reception, where they had a three course meal and chilled for some hours in and around De Perdestal.
We had the most amazing wedding day at Fynbos Estate. Due to circumstances outside of our control we had to re-plan our destination wedding with less than 6 weeks to go. If it hadn’t been for Diana our fairytale day would not have happened.
Everything was handled very professionally, the venue is absolutely stunning, the food is to die for, and the staff who worked on the day made everything so easy for us. I cannot recommend Fynbos more highly.
We used the Farmhouse accommodation for all our guests, and The Owl Cottage for me to stay and get ready in. All of our guests raved over the hospitality, and just how amazing and tranquil Fynbos is.
Thank you so much for everything. You have given us a beautiful day & great memories, which we will cherish forever.
Endriette and Jacques
This was a particularly lovely wedding. Such nice people, so much happiness. They married in the Chapel and Endriette wore the most exquisite dress. There were lots of lovely children about, gorgeous flowers everywhere and everyone had lots of fun just as it should be.
For Endriette’s account of the wedding and of being at Fynbos please see below.
We have chosen the perfect place to have our wedding. Not only does Fynbos Estate have exceptional venues, oak trees and accommodation, but it is the people, Diana, Johan and the staff who made our weekend a magical time we will always remember.
Jacques went early on to look at Fynbos. He send me the photos and we booked it immediately for the most beautiful winter’s day in August. I was still working in Kazakhstan and emailed Diana with all the questions I had. She responded promptly and assured me that everything will be to my liking. I cannot thank them enough for the ideas and help. My wedding coordinator was in touch and when she came to set up they welcomed her with open arms, helped where they could to prepare everything. Our ceremony was held in The Cellar and dinner at The Perdestal. It was a small wedding of only family. The Perdestal was the perfect choice for an intimate dinner.
The Friday the family arrived, Diana and Johan was there to greet us all. The Friday evening we had a wine tasting that Johan organised and we were spoiled for choice tasting all the Dragonridge wines. This was a perfect idea as the guests all decided on the wine for the wedding dinner.
The accommodation is divine. We rented all the accommodation at Fynbos for the weekend. All the family got together at the Main House for dinner and breakfasts. So spacious with beautiful facilities, enough fridges for all the wine! The stoep was the drawing point…everyone enjoying family time together around the big table.
Our wedding day was magical. Diana was there, every step of the way making sure that everything was on point. The food was prepared with great care. Everything was sent out on time and it was absolutely delicious. There were plenty of food…enough for second and third helpings. The malva poeding was my favourite!!
I told my sister at one point before the ceremony that I am not nervous at all…and her response: ‘It is this place! It is so calm and relaxed.’ And that is exactly what Fynbos Estate is…a magical farm with a relaxed atmosphere where one can unwind and smell the fresh air. Where we felt like a part of the Fynbos family.
Thank you Diana, Johan and staff for being such a big part in making our wedding truly special!!