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  • 1. January 2011<br />We are two weeks into the year 2011 and still it seems unreal. What a year we have left behind! Having greeted a very successful 2010 as a business and as South Africans, the New Year comes with a promise of new beginnings, fresh inspiration, show stopping weddings, functions and excitement, and strengthened relationships with our clients. This year I have not made any new years’ resolutions but rather resolve myself to the phrase: “Impossible is not a word”. May this also be real in your personal lives, whether it is a function you’re planning, in your career or a new venture that you have been topping over, take the plunge and grab the year and its challenges with both hands! Form all of us at Tramonto – have a blessed month!<br />Content:<br />Past Events<br />Meet the team<br />Wedding Tip<br />Photograph of the month<br />Property Feature<br />About...<br />Real Wedding<br />Past Events<br />Bottomless Barrels with Weltevrede Wine Farm was marked by ‘n blistering hot summer’s day! The Tramonto grounds were filled with a buzz of excitement and the Weltevrede Vanilla Chardonnay proved to be everything you imagined and better! Thank you to everyone whom supported the festival and we are proud to say that it was hugely successful and plan on making it a set date on the Tramonto Calendar! Thank you to Philip & Steyn from Weltevrede for dreaming with us!<br />Meet the team<br />The Event Planners, Wilma du Toit and Maryke Groenewald will make sure that everything exceeds your expectations and make you feel at ease, ensuring a stress-free function. We will re-discover the roots of romance in setting the mood of your perfect wedding day & add a splash of imagination. It’s all in the finishing touches. We can assist you in stretching your budget… and hunting the bargains, with our tips and tricks of the trade. Whether you prefer fabulously fancy or perfectly plain, we will help you create your fantasy. Be inspired by ideas that captivate your personal style & your pocket.<br /> <br />Design your perfect menu with the help of Food & Beverage Manager,<br />Michael Breytenbach & Chef Leesha Potts.<br />Our In-House photographer, (Frederick Foster Photography) is an excellent photographer with a real artistic touch. His package also includes a pre-wedding shoot with your fiancé at a gorgeous Garden Route scenic spot that you won't have time to go to on your wedding day.<br />Our In-House make-up artist, Marelize Steyn-Earle has a make-up studio on the Tramonto premises, where you can make an appointment her for make-up workshops, lash extensions, Professional Make-Up (PMU) purchases, etc. She is a true expert in her field and will have you looking like a million dollars on your big day.<br />Contact us for you personalized quote.<br /><br />Wedding Tip<br />So we’re engaged, now what??<br />A shiny thing on your left ring finger catches your eye and you have to pinch yourself again to make sure you are not imagining it, you’re engaged! Almost immediately after the joyous feeling of engagement there is that other feeling… a wedding, and where and how to start planning it. Since this is such a special time in your life, take the time to enjoy the engagement before the exciting task of planning starts. Here’s how…<br />Do enjoy every single second of it, it is a blessing and gift to have found someone who is willing to love you for you.<br />Do not go around telling anyone that is willing to listen the story of how it all unfolded, show & tell if you’re asked and share the happy story with close friends and relatives.<br />Do send out save the date’s, especially if you are planning a destination wedding, give your guests adequate time to make arrangements.<br />Do involve your groom once you start planning, this is such a special time to play and share together.<br />…and on the other hand<br />Do not only talk wedding talk, remember you are not only a bride, but a friend as well as a companion.<br />Do not start with one of these crazy (and ridiculous) wedding diets, he did ask you when you looked like you always do right? You don’t want him to wonder if it really is you walking down the aisle… and besides giving up chocolate will be madness.<br />DO Treasure and share every special moment and the journey ahead!<br />Photograph of the month<br />There is something about a photograph like this one, it is mysterious and intriging. What do these people look like? Are they smiling, pulling faces? One can certainly appreciate a great pair of heels like those as well! Jacqui and DC were such a fun and quirky couple... It always helps if the couple is willing to experiment and have fun with the camera. The blue wall in front of Blanco's Café made a perfect background for this picture. Frederick Foster Photography.<br />Buying your first home?<br />Susan Deacon Property Feature<br /> <br />Thesen Island Home ZAR  9,900,000 <br />Reference 5301<br />Stunning sundrenched home set in one of the best positions on Thesen Island. Open plan entertainment area overlooking the waterways and the beach. 4 Spacious en-suite bedrooms plus additional flat-let. Double garage and swimming pool.<br />Read more<br />Mt Simon Estate Stellenbosch ZAR  781,000<br />Reference 5327<br />Set in farmlands on the banks of the Plankenburg River, Mt Simon Estate offers tranquil living and a quiet, ideal study environment in a secure, gated and patrolled development.These own-title homes are designed to meet the never-ending demand for student accommodation and affordable starter homes for those working in and commuting to Stellenbosch, and who have hitherto been unable to get a foothold in this expensive property market.Driven by strong demand for affordable housing in this area, Mt Simon Estate is therefore a rare opportunity to invest in growth.The Estate is within easy access of the main Stellenbosch road network, and features a free daily transport service to campus, Mon - Sat: 7am to 11pm.(Included in Levy) For those with own transport, the Estate makes ample provision for lockable parking and off-street visitor parking at each home.All this within a walled secure development with 24/7 security and access control.Limited offer; 50 units only on special investor package R80 000 furniture package included - Not transferable for cash Only one unit per investor 1st come 1st serve basis<br />Read more<br />Paradise Found Wildernis, Guesthouse ZAR  9,800,000<br />Reference 3552<br />The hidden gems of the Garden Route, a small charming seaside bay with a superb beach and pristine coastline. This historical guesthouse is situated on the beach-front with unobstructed ocean and beach views. Treat your guests to peace and tranquillity for their relaxing holiday. Luxury accommodation in your own private suite. Ideally situated in a waterfront position.If you are not in the Guesthouse mode, then this can be your premiere holiday or retirement home. Also a separate double-storey cottage for those who prefer to be more private.<br />Read more<br />Contact the Susan Deacon Property Group:<br />Marcel Deacon 083 630 2630<br />Office Telephone +27 (0) 44 8746882<br />Physical Address 66 Courtenay Street, George, 6530, South Africa<br />About…<br />Jaco & Michelle are a dynamic power couple with a flair for Photography & Videography. “Enjoying each others’ company, we create a relaxed atmosphere for newlyweds to be themselves and enjoy every moment of the day. We love what we do!” <br />They are also responsible for the fantastic images below which make out our Real Wedding!<br />Real Wedding<br />Ilana & Jacques het mekaar op universiteit ontmoet. “Aanvanklik was ons lekker sku om mekaar,maar na 'n paar kuiers saam met gemeenskaplike vriende, het ons skaamheid gou opsy gestaan vir 'n vriendskap van 5 jaar.”<br />“Jacques het vir 18 maande groener weivelde gaan soek in Engeland, waartydens ons kontak behou het. Maar kyk, het die vuurwerke afgegaan die aand wat ons mekaarvir die eerste keer na die 18 maande gesien het. Ons was dadelik onafskeidbaar.Drie maande later is die koeel deur die kerk en was ons offisieel 'n paartjie. Ongelukkig het sy werk ander planne gehad en besluit om hom Uniondale toe te stuur vir 'n jaar. Net daar begin ons langafstand verhouding.”<br />“Duisende kilometers se reis heen en weer en ure se telefoon gesprekke het die afstand laat krimp en kort voor lank het ons besef, ons lewens kan net beter saam as apart wees. Op ons eenjaar herdenking het ek af gevlieg vir 'n romantiese naweek in Knysna. Oppad soontoe het ons egter 'n detour gevat na die pragtige Goose Winefarm. My asem was weggeslaan toe ek die wonderlikste piekniek in die hartjie van die wingerde, met die Outeniqua berge in die agtergrond, sien. En selfs in my dromekon ek nie 'n beter oomblik verbeel nie!! Hy het die mooiste ring uitgehaal en my gevra om vir ewig synete wees.  Die volgende dag het ons Tramonto besoek!!! Ook daar het ons besef... daar is nie 'n beter plekom ons lewens saam te begin as in die lieflike venue nie. 89 emails later tussen my en Maryke  en die troue was gereel!! 26 November het al die harde werk van die troue en al die beplanning vrugte afgewerp. <br />Al was ek bietjie laat, was die res van die aand, mooier as wat ek ooit voor kon hoop of droom. Alles was net absoluut perfek. Van die kos, tot die blomme!!! Daarvoor kan ek ook net Maryke en die wonderlike span van Tramonto bedank! Die sorg, toewyding en natuurlik die persoonlike aandag wat ons ontvang het,het dit amper soos 'n familie-effort laat voel! Ons harte word warm as ons aan die mistige aand dink. Dit was die grootste eer om ewige trou aan my beste vriend en sielsmaat te beloof. Ons opregte dankaan Tramonto wat die PERFEKTE aand vir ons geskep het om dit te doen!<br />Venue: Tramonto<br />Wedding coordinator: Maryke Groenewald @ Tramonto<br />Dress: Lady Marmalaide @ Tramonto<br />Flowers: eL Le Fleur - Elmarie Bredell - Cape Town <br />Make up: Marelize Steyn – Earle @ Face-Up Tramonto<br />DJ: Hennie Visser - Playtime Productions <br />Videographer: JVS Productions 084 600 <br />