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This is the month for bridal fairs and expos. With four in the Western Cape alone there is no reason to be without ideas. Mothers Day is
also just around the corner, so look out for some great gift ideas form Jenna Clifford in this month’s issue. With just 42 days to go to the
2010 Soccer World Cup kick-off, South Africans are starting to smell the excitement! There is a saying that goes: To get something you
never had, you have to do something you never did. So let’s make the month of May our month in which we will grab each day to make
the most of it, to go beyond our own comforts and pleasures and serve each other so that we can be proud of our country and be proud
to show it off to the world! Have a great month!
• Past Events
• Wedding Tip
• We Love…
• Something New...
• Be Inspired!
• Events in the Western Cape
• Real wedding:
◦ Elandri & Gerhard
◦ Richen & Eaton
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BoE Investment Road Show
We are fortunate to have BoE Private Clients amongst our list of valued clients. One of their investment road shows were hosted by
Tramonto this past month. “Money never sleeps” is their motto. It’s an expression of their passion and determination to make your money
work as hard as it possibly can. BoE Private Clients gives over 600 days per annum to community service and has sponsored numerous
sporting events and contributed to various social causes by donating funds. We look forward to their next event.
Choose the right suppliers!
Choosing suppliers to help you with all your wedding extras such as flowers, draping, decor, etc can be a tricky task. Unfortunately there
are people in every industry who are not as passionate about their work as you would like them to be. Before choosing your supplier
make sure about these four issues:
• Ask to see some of their previous work and where they have been involved before.
• Every supplier worth his salt will be able to show you a portfolio of their work containing pictures and ideas; this is a very good
indication of the level of service they will provide.
• Get some references form them; it’s always a good idea to talk to someone who have used them before.
• Ask them how long have they been in the industry; this will also tell you a bit about their level of experience.
This should give a pretty good guideline; there is nothing worse than decor that is anything less than perfect, so make sure you get the
best person to ensure everything is of high standard on your wedding day.
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Jenna Clifford Designs. . .
Established in 1992, Jenna Clifford Designs is a well known brand synonymous with passion, soul and ultimate luxury. Today JCD has
grown to include the innovative Jenna Clifford Heirloom Obet D’ Art collection. This is home and tableware extraordinaire! There are rose
serviette rings, wine bottle stoppers, sugar spoons, bookmarks and letter openers to name but a few. You are sure to find the perfect
exclusive gift for Mothers Day. Selected JCD home ware/wedding favour gifts are available for purchase through Tramonto.
See also www.jennaclifford.com
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Wonki What? Di Marshall is an innovative entrepreneur who started Wonki Ware in 1999 in George. In an endeavour to provide
employment to unskilled and uneducated South Africans, she devised a method of manufacturing tableware that is easy to teach and
relatively easy to learn. Each item is individually hand crafted with its own unique style, not to mention good quality. These fantastic items
are perfect to add a bit of flair to a function and can form part of your decor for a garden or al fresco style wedding. The best news is
that Wonki Ware is now not only available for purchasing but can now be hired for functions and events as well!
As someone once said, Wonki Ware even makes an occasion of a fried egg!!
Go to www.wonkiware.co.za to view the full ceramic range.
For hiring enquiries contact Maryke @ Tramonto. www.tramonto-venue.co.za/contact
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Imelda Marcos was the beautiful wife and confidante of Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos. The Marcos regime (1965 – 1986) was
marked by notorious corruption, political repression and gross financial irregularities. But that is not all Imelda Marcos is famous (or
infamous) for. The former Miss Manila was known for her exuberant shopping sprees and she accumulated over 2700 pairs of high
fashion shoes, which was discovered in her closets by opposition forces! From then on the name Imelda has been used to describe the
many women (and men) who love shoes, those who love to buy them, those who like to look at them and those who simply have to
possess them in every imaginable colour.
So for a moment forget about your “choo’s” and let me entice your inner Imelda (you know you have one) with a bit of Errol. That would
be Errol Arendz.
Errol graduated with top honours from the Fashion Academy in JHB in 1973. He studied and worked in Paris and London in the 70s,
absorbing the best of that era. Over the years Errol has shrewdly honed his personal style into a brand that has few equals on the
continent. You can get your very own pair by heading over to the Tramonto Bridal Studio to view the full bridal shoe collection and place
your order with one of the planners.
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Fair Cape Mountain Bike Challenge
Sunday, 02 May 2010 in Durbanville
Fair Cape Dairies are hosting the first annual Fair Cape MTB challenge on 2 May 2010, the first race of its kind in this area. The race takes
place through picturesque private farms just outside Durbanville offering spectacular 360º views of the Boland Mountains and the Cape
Peninsula. The two different routes available means that everyone from the super fit to the less competitive can participate in the fun.
Participants can choose their challenge from a 45 km route comprising of a variety of single tracks, climbs, downhill and farm road
conditions, as well as a shorter 22 km that follows the first part of the long route, but with more moderate climbs, downhill and farm road
The race starts off at Rondebossieberg Farm in Durbanville at 08h00 for the 45 km route and 08h30 for the 22 km route. The challenge is
coordinated by the Pedal Power Association; PPA members wearing their seeded numbers will start off first. Non-members need to
acquire a CSA day license for MTB routes in excess of 20 km.
For more information, to enter or for directions, contact Tricia on 083 280 8328.
V&A Waterfront Wine Affair
Tuesday, 04 May 2010 to Friday, 07 May 2010 at the V&A Waterfront
Cape Town's oldest working harbour, the V&A Waterfront, is the iconic retail, leisure and hospitality destination and this May they will be
hosting the V&A Waterfront Wine Affair. This is the only event of its kind which takes place right at the water's edge, which offers patrons
spectacular views and the chance to get to know some of the top Western Cape wineries and V&A Waterfront restaurants. Participating
wine estates will be represented and supported by a uniquely tailored menu from a variety of the award-winning V&A Waterfront
Venue: The Waterfront Lookout, situated on the roof of the Breakwater Parking Garage
Tickets are available at Computicket.
Rusticana Wedding Festival
Friday, 07 May 2010 to Sunday, 09 May 2010, Paarl
The Rusticana Wedding Festival will be an experience with a difference. Stimulating all the senses and creating an interactive atmosphere
with fashion shows, live entertainment and workshops, this festival will be an experience! It caters not only for the bride and groom for
the big day but for the whole wedding party as well as the mother/in-law.
Friday, 7 May 2010 from 12:00 till 17:00; Saturday, 8 May 2010 from 9:30 till 17:00; Sunday, 9 May 2010 from 9:30 till 14:30
Entrance Fee: R25 per person
Special opening event:
Fashion show and cocktail party: Friday, 7 May from 18:30 till 22:30. Glamour’s evening that will showcase:
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• designer gowns for the bride from top designers and ready to wear garments,
• stunning new looks for the groom and groomsmen,
• stylish outfits for the bridesmaids,
• adorable outfits for the little ones,
• elegant dresses for the mothers.
Tickets: R150 per person (includes a glass of wine and canapés)
Good Food & Wine Show Cape Town
Thursday, 13 May 2010 to Sunday, 16 May 2010, Foreshore, Cape Town
Cape Town’s gourmets, gourmands and good-life devotees will be treated at South Africa’s finest food and beverage exhibition. There is
an exciting line-up of some of the finest international celebrity and BBC chefs accompanied by South Africa’s first-class chefs in nine state-
of-the-art kitchen theatres as well as a number of unique speciality shows.
Not only will there be hands-on workshops conducted by world class chefs, big-name book signings and some supreme organic produce
on offer, but you will be watching and learning from the grand masters of food, wine, gourmet travel and lifestyle.
Contact: Gourmet SA on +27 (0)21 797 4500
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Elandri & Gerhard
Gerhard and Elandri met through a mutual friend when they were in high school in Riebeeckstad, Free State, and had an instant
connection. “We were each others’ real first love... As the years went by and school turned into university at Bloemfontein, our paths
started going in separate directions.”
Elandri traveled abroad and Gerhard started working in Hartenbos; however, they never lost contact and would always catch up every
once in a while. Upon returning to SA Elandri started a new job in JHB and Gerhard kept buying her plane tickets to visit him… As God’s
destiny would have it, mutual friendship and respect gradually grew into powerful love. “Before I knew it, he had won me over and I left
JHB to start my new life with my first love in Mossel Bay!”
“We got engaged on the balcony of our current residence. I was having a bad day and Gerhard spontaneously pulled out my early
birthday present to cheer me up.... I never suspected an engagement ring!!! The proposal was heartfelt and real, just like my husband
“Our wedding was a fairytale event, tailor made to perfection. A union of all our family and friends made it extra special! It was a privilege
to have my father marry us, there was a magic moment when we said our vows. We had such a good time, and we are looking forward
to the rest of our lives being even more of an adventure than the first part.”
Planner: Maryke Groenewald @ Tramonto
Photographer: Michelle Photography
Decor: Fancy Functions
Dj & Entertainment: Charles du Preez
To view Elandri & Gerhard’s full wedding portfolio, go to our website.