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August Newsletter

  1. 1. Maryke Groenewald From: Tramonto Wedding & Function Venue [] Sent: 02 August 2010 11:18 AM To: Subject: August 2010 The Soccer World Cup is all over and maybe you have the blues? Well don’t put the vuvuzelas too far away because the month of Augu is upon us and it certainly promises to be something! The team at Tramonto has been burning the midnight oil to bring you the NLR W Trade Show, the 5 & 10 km Wedding Run with Nedbank, our Wedding Dash, yet another competition of which you can read more belo as well as Watershed’s live performance. You can now get your tickets online at Computicket! High season is also peeking through the winter clouds and we have some inspiring wedding ideas for you in our column with Alwijn Burger. For the full NLR Wine Trade & Wedding Run program visit Have a good month! Maryke. Contents: • Past Events • Its all about You! • Out and About • Wedding Tip • Upcoming Events • Real wedding: o Hanri & Theo 1
  2. 2. Essential looks conference & training by Schwarzkopf Professional ESSENTIAL LOOKS from Schwarzkopf Professional brings you the PURE Collection distilled into five NEW visual moods for Spring/Summer 2010. These looks capture the essence of the season defining the spirit of our times and creating a cultural snapshot a a storybook of style. Each season a hand-picked team of hair professionals immerses itself in the fashion weeks of London, Paris, Milan and New York and emerges inspired to create a collection of distinct trends that will lead hairdressers and their salon clients to develop their personal style for the coming season! Novartis Seminar Passionately saving, prolonging, and improving animal lives. Novartis focuses on the well-being of companion animals and the health and productivity of farm animals. Their extensive product rang provides solutions for the prevention and treatment of various widespread animal diseases and parasite infestations. The majority of th products are available by prescription through veterinarians. A very successful Seminar was held at Tramonto to promote products an educate various veterinarians in the area. A big “well done” to Novartis for the positive impact they have on the well being of our furry friends! [To T 2
  3. 3. Column on Occasions with Alwijn Burger In our last column we asked the question: what are weddings and events truly about? In our quest for an answer we have come across several equally valid answers. Today, however, without the least bit of selfish guilt, m answer to the question is: you. Weddings and events, when hosted by you are … all about you! Now before you start sticking signed copies of a not-so-recent-photo of yourself onto your party invites, allow me to validate my answe Crucial and often forgotten ingredients in the event planning recipe is personality, soul and character. These are the small bits of detail that hint on your unique style and preferences throughout an event. A very useful tool in assisting and reminding us of our tastes and fancies is the now very popular ‘mood board’- also referred to as an ‘ideas-file, an ‘inspiration-easel’ or simply ‘the-bride’s-bible’ (see example below). Some tips on how to compile your own mood board: Limit your theme inspiration to one central item such as a dress, your engagement ring, your favourite colour, etc. Gather and build yo ideas around this strong element. Make sure to include things of sentimental value to you – these are usually the little touches that make your day unique (grandpa’s vintage car, auntie Alta’s aarbei-tert and so on). 3
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  5. 5. The Guesthouse at Tramonto Planning a trip to the beautiful Garden Route? Whether it is a business obligation, property hunting in the Garden Route, a family trip o just a tranquil vacation – visit us at the Guesthouse at Tramonto. Tramonto would like to ensure that every guest’s stay is a memorable one. We are firm believers that outstanding and friendly service, great food and wine, a homely atmosphere, extreme attention to detail and cleanliness, are the essentials for a great and memorable s and therefore we will strive to provide nothing less than that. Ideally situated between George Airport (4km) and Fancourt (3 km) and surrounded by the majestic Outeniqua mountains, the Guesthouse @ Tramonto reflects true South African hospitality. Expect top class yet affordable accommodation with the quiet countryside surroundings. Being in the Garden Route you will never be stuck for fun activities to keep you entertained. The Guesthouse @ Tramonto offers 13 en-suite rooms, each with their own private entrance. Breakfast is included in the tariff and lunch and dinner can be pre-booked daily. Since George is well known as the golf capital of South Africa, Tramonto is the ideal venue to accommodate and organize golf trips for golf enthusiasts. We are 14km from Oubaai and Heroldsbay and guests can enjoy a trip to the beach within 15 minutes or do some shopping within a 9km range. For the corporate client we have wireless internet connection and conference/boardroom facilities caterin for anything from 5 to 500 (cinema style only) delegates. Guests can relax around the pool and entertainment area and enjoy a drink at our entertainment area and bar facility whilst watching l sports events on the big screen or taking a walk to our horse stables and meeting our miniature horse stud. Nothing is too much effort us and activities can easily be booked and arranged for you at the guesthouse reception. Braai facilities are available and Tramonto wil supply you with braai packs at an additional affordable cost. If you are in search of Cape Dutch splendour par excellence, then you owe it to yourself to take a peek at Tramonto's the venue & the cellar to host your next function. We cater for conferences, weddings, functions, seminars, workshops, and team building. 5
  6. 6. Property Feature Whether you are buying your first home, looking for a holiday home, a place to retire, business or financial investment, relocating or a luxurious new place to call home, our associates at Susan Deacon Properties may have just the place for you. With friendly and professional service you can’t go wrong! Guest Lodge for Sale, George Western Cape, South Africa Reduced Price: ZAR 6,990,000 This small and exclusive hotel combines superb hospitality with the easy ambience of African style and comfort. The luxury and sublime service of the hotel cater to the discerning traveller to the Garden Route. Imbued with the warm rich tones of Africa, it meets the need of the 21st century in a relaxed and restful atmosphere. The suites are designed and furnished in a subtle mix of African vibrance and western sophistication. Comfort and convenience are of primary importance here. 18 exclusive suites, maximum of 56 people The guestroom amenities include: • En-suite bathrooms with shower and jacuzzi • King-size beds • High-speed internet access points in all chalets • Desks with telephone connection • Complimentary Champagne & flowers for honeymooners • DSTV • Air conditioning • Built in wall mounted hairdryers • Sleeper couch in each suite • 24 hour security For further details please contact: William Deacon Principal/Director Susan Deacon Property Group Cell: +27 (0)83 629 0158 6
  7. 7. House 177 Benguela Cove Lagoon Wine Estate, Hermanus Western Cape, South Africa ZAR 13,950,000 Situated on the uniquely special country estate, Benguela Cove, this property offers an opportunity to live on a lagoon-front working fa Benguela Cove is a distinctive estate with only 124 erven on 210 hectares, which makes it the lowest density residential development o its kind in South Africa. The estate offers an excellent balance between agricultural activity of lavender fields, olive groves, vineyards, nature reserve and residential housing, all of which overlook the Bot river lagoon and impressive mountain ranges. This magnificent house is located on the edge of the lagoon and offers panoramic views over the lagoon, which is thriving with wild life including flamingos and pelicans in front of the backdrop of the Palmiet mountains. One enters the property through an impressive entrance hall which leads into a spacious open plan living and dining room with fireplace, all of which open up onto the large terrace an swimming pool creating a wonderful flow between inside and out. The kitchen has been finished to a very high standard and is semi-op plan to the living area and it also has a wonderful breakfast area and relaxing lounge. Behind the kitchen is a hidden scullery area whic offers ample storage and additional refrigeration space. Heading upstairs, the property has 4 large bedrooms all of which are en-suite and are all equally impressive with quality finishes and b in cupboards. Three of these bedrooms are front facing, so one wakes up with nothing but the view of nature. In addition to these 4 bedrooms, there is a guest suite which is ideal for an older teenager, visitor, or granny. This suite could also be used as a work-from- home office. Features include an automated double garage, alarm system, water feature, and is sold fully furnished. For further information and to arrange an appointment to view please contact:: Marcel Deacon Principal/Director Susan Deacon Property Group Cell: +27 (0)83 630 2630 [To T 7
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  9. 9. Be Inspired by Paul Fourie Videography.. So let’s talk about what makes a wedding DVD special and unique. The first thing that you as a wedding couple should agree on is the purpose it must fulfil. Let’s remember that it is a reminder of a wonderful day and of the friends and relatives who joined in the celebration. Your videographer of choice has the duty and responsibility to identify your specific approach to your wedding day; he sho spend time getting prepared, capture key moments and ensure good audio where needed and be able to offer you different package options to suit your needs and budget. So what are the benefits of adding video to your archive of captured memories? Well, firstly you will see all the detail you missed during the overwhelming excitement of the day, making it possible to relive the specia day again and again. Video captures the motion and beauty of subtle facial expressions as well as all the action as only video can. You will hear the toasts, t cheers, the applause and the laughter exactly as it happened. You’ll be able to see the way your dress moved on the dance floor, hugs and kisses from grandma, the joyful response of guests and much more, not to mention its value for posterity. Imagine 10, 20 years fr now, sitting down with your children, and later even grandchildren, and reliving that special day, sharing it with them on DVD. This is where photographs, unfortunately don’t give the same value. So if you’re still not sure if you need to have your wedding professionally videotaped why not be on the safe side and just do it. Your wedding is one of the biggest days of your life. Enjoy every exciting minute planning your wedding! Diamond Highlights Package @ R3950 Premium Package @ R5350 Platinum Package @ R7800 For further enquiries and packages please contact: 9
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  11. 11. 21 August 2010 Tramonto Wedding Run with Nedbank Running Club. 10km starting @ 08h00 & 5km starting at 09h00. NLR Wine trade show and tastin with 12 popular wine estates, cheese, olives and numerous other food stalls. Get your Watershed ticket at Computicket now! Show sta at 12h00! No entry required! Just join us at Tramonto behind the Poweraid Arch at 10h00 with your wedding gear and start running! The first 5 people over the finish line will be entered into the draw for the prize! Enter the 5km at the Tramonto Wedding run as a soon to be married couple and win a R2000 voucher from Pentravel for your over-se honeymoon!! All couples who complete the race will qualify for the lucky draw which will determine who walks away with the fantastic prize from Pentravel! 11
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  13. 13. Bezuidenhout Hanri & Theo Bezuidenhout “I met Theo at the end of 2005 at the gym. We greeted talked and for more than a year bumped into each other on the odd social occasion. He played rugby at the time and was very focused on his game and I made an oath years ago never to date a rugby player. Well … Our physiotherapist had his own agenda and started setting up our appointments in such a way that our ‘odd bumping into one another’ became more frequent. In March 2007 I received an anonymous sms but did not answer - mom’s orders not to speak to strangers! Eventually Theo gave in and a decent first date was set. We went to the very romantic Old Town House for a lovely dinner and, as they say, the rest is history! This rugby player tackled me so hard I’m yet to recover. He is my gentle giant, he makes me laugh until my tummy hurts, we can talk forever about anything and we c be quiet and content without feeling weird! He calms me down, makes me feel safe and supports me in everything I do. I married my hero! When he proposed on a sunset helicopter trip over the magical Knysna Heads, I could not believe how blessed one girl can be. I was s happy and excited and thought that life could not get any better. But this was just the beginning! Appart from having the best man, I have the most amazing friends. We are all like one big family away from our homes. Some of these very special people run this immaculate place called Tramonto. Remember I said that I am the most blessed person… I told you so!!! There is not enough space on the whole internet to describe how amazing the team at Tramonto was. I did not have to do or worry ab anything. Wilma organized everything and made sure that I had the most beautiful dress from her Lady Marmalaide collection, she hel me stay within my budget with her great ideas and never ending support. Maryke made us the most beautiful and delicious wedding ca and helped with everything else. Aunt Sukie’s flower arrangements and décor were breathtaking and done with so much love and perfection it left us speechless and eternally grateful. Frikkie ran around, set up all the décor and captured every moment of our beaut day on his camera. Our photos are stunning! The little horse carriage was such a hit and very cute, luckily uncle Pieter was there to ste them and make the experience very special for the bridal party. Marina spoiled me rotten on our wedding day and made our honeymoo night very special with all the treats from Tramonto. Marelize had the very difficult job of making me look like a princess, and the final result exceeded all expectations, she did a stunning job and made me feel super special!! Our wedding day was perfect. Theo and I still talk about how blessed and loved we felt during the whole process of organizing our wedding and on our wedding day. Everything was done with so much professionalism, care and most of all, love. It exceeded our grea expectations, it is impossible to thank everyone enough!! As I page through my awesome album, I dry my eyes. I miss you all so much and I am so grateful to God, He has really blessed our amazing journey.” 13
  14. 14. Want to be part of the Tramonto Team? Contact us for a part time guesthouse management position! 084 516 8306 or 084 599 0122 Congratulations to our former bride & groom, Maryka & Pieter Steyn with their stunning appearance on the Exquisite Magazine Cove Planner: Maryke Groenewald Dress: Cindy Bam Couture Make- Up: Marelize Steyn-Earle Photographer: Lisl Windt You can view this newsletter online if you have any problems viewing it here If you do not wish to receive any further newsletters email us Copyright © Tramonto 2010 Click Here To Unsubscribe 14