Feel it – it’s here! Or maybe not yet… The Garden Route has been blessed by a bit of Rain in the past month which
we are so grateful for, summer however is yet to arrive in its full glory. What iś here though is Wedding season. It
seems that in the months leading up to summer people were getting engaged all over the place. In the next 11
weeks leading up to Christmas, 19 bridal couples are preparing to tie the knot at Tramonto Wedding Venue in
George. They are arriving from all corners of the earth, Dubai, Ireland, the UK and Australia. Everyone wants to be
part of what the Garden Route has to offer. In this months’ newsletter we have a secret to reveal in a fantastic family
event on the 21st of December. Maryke has the month’s mood board inspiration, Susan Deacon Properties has the
best on offer in property and the Team at Tramonto wishes you a very blessed November! Happy Reading.
Property Feature: Susan Deacon Properties
It’s all about you
Real Wedding: Jaco & Nicolette
Elizabeth Arden Celebrates 100 Years of Beauty!!!
Elizabeth Arden, born in 1878 in Canada, opened her first salon on Fifth Avenue in New York in 1910. She was an
icon that empowered woman with her red lipstick in the suffrage movement and also once created a lipstick colour
to coordinate with the uniforms of the women serving in the armed forces during World War II. She was the first
beauty house to send out teams of travelling saleswomen and the first to offer products in travel sizes. By the early
‘30s she had salons all around the world.
All the top George clients celebrated 100 years of beauty @ Tramonto with a fabulous High Tea which would’ve
made even the Queen proud! Champagne and scarf’s, hats and gloves, teacakes and laughter, beauty and fun was at
the order of the day and we were proud to be hosts to such a wonderful event!
Tramonto, Curves and Cansa
I’m sure that by now everyone is aware that October month is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Ladies Gym, Curves, hosted a “Girls Night In” to further promote awareness amongst women. The auction event
aimed to raise money for Breast Cansa research. The night was a great success! Local businesses pulled together to
sponsor their services/vouchers/goodie bags and other prized to be auctioned. Tramonto is thrilled to be able to
assist in helping raise money for such a great cause.
2 Nights Accommodation in the Luxury Honeymoon Suite
Bed & Breakfast
½ day Kloofing Adventure in the heart of Wilderniss National Park
Lunch @ the Blue Olive Restaurant in Wilderniss
@ R2850 per couple.
Terms & Conditions apply
Pre-bookings are essential
Subject to availability
Valid from 15 November 2010 – 15 January 2011
044 870 7150
SELF-CATERING GUEST SUITES, KNYSNA Reduced to ZAR 3,400,000
Paradise Heads is situated close to the centre of Knysna from the busiest part of the town but with easy access to
supermarkets, restaurants etc. Knysna is a 2 hours drive west of Port Elizabeth and 45 minutes drive from George on
the N2 road.
The ideal for a stopover for visitors driving between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth OR for those enjoying a holiday in
the Garden Route.
Knysna is in the Centre of the Garden route hub and is therefore ideally positioned as an accommodation base for
further exploration of the garden route and little Karoo.
Read more: http://www.susandeacon.co.za/Property.asp?intProdID=4763&submit2=Search
BRENTON ON LAKE - THE WOODS, KNYSNA ZAR 1,295,000,
By virtue of its position on the western slope of the Knysna Heads peninsula, The Woods at Brenton-on-lake would
not easily part with its rural exclusivity. Due to the nature of the peninsula, development is limited and the urban-
styled country setting is guaranteed. The eastern side of the land neck is graced by the beautiful Knysna Lagoon
while its western shore is washed by the Indian Ocean.
Locals consider the area a wildlife sanctuary and their dedicated conservation principle is evident in the numbers of
wild antelope that roam free amongst the leafy gardens. The birdlife is equally prolific and many species would allow
your quiet approach to within almost touching distance.
Read more: http://www.susandeacon.co.za/Property.asp?intProdID=2750
LUXURY HOTEL AND RESTAURANT, WILDERNISS ZAR 11,900,000
Welcome to the Jewel of the Garden Route Guesthouses. Centrally situated in a tropical paradise, within walking
distance to everywhere in the Village and within an hour of most of the Garden Route. The exclusively designed
Guest House is rated as the place to stay in the Garden Route.
As you enter, the Guesthouse has a serene and calming ambience, spacious yet intimate and private. One can always
find a quiet space in one of the four lounge areas. Even when full, one can find a nook where you can relax and enjoy
Read More: http://www.susandeacon.co.za/Property.asp?intProdID=4498&submit2=Search
Marcel Deacon CEO: 083 630 2630
Lindelize is a rosé made form pinot noir and is Philip Jonker’s latest addition to his range of inspiring
Cap Classiques. Named after Philip’s wife, “Lindelize” celebrates the first ‘butterflies’ one feels when falling in love.
An excellent bubbly… perfect for wedding toasts, welcome drinks, sunsets, celebrations and just because! Served
with fresh strawberries and cream or Turkish delight …. The perfect pair! www.weltevrede.com/
When it comes to the modern wedding there are so many new ideals, trends & ideas. Everyone always wants
As for me? I’d like to go back to the basics. Tradition installs a sense of purpose and has always been inspiring and
has somewhat of a mysterious charm, yet still opens so many doors of possibility….
I’m not saying that you should go all out and take silly superstitions to hart but certainly give old customs a chance.
Traditions I love:
• Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed & Something Blue…
• Traditional Fruitcake! Spice it up with marshmallows, liqueurs or chocolate chips … and voila, served with
homemade crème anglaise you have yourself a decadent hearty dessert!
• Paper confetti.
• Rehearsal dinners. The wedding day is short enough, with months of planning gone in to it, I will grab any
chance to stretch it out a bit.
• Hand written thank you cards, a personal touch goes a long way.
• Sugared almonds and handmade treats, need I say more?
Call me old fashioned as it may be… but inspiration is everywhere…. Take these oldies and make them your own! We
look forward to seeing what you’ve come up with!
Should you have any questions, suggestions or topics for discussion please do not hesitate to contact us on
Weltevrede Wine farm & Bok van Blerk @ Tramonto!
Event: Weltevrede Wine Festival – The Big Reveal with Bok van Blerk
Place: Tramonto Venue, George, Geelhoutboom Road
Date: Tuesday 21 December 2010 gates open @ 12h00.
Entrance: Tickets available @ the entrance as well as Computicket:
Adults: R100 includes on tap Weltevrede Wines, Bok van Blerk Live Performance, and Local Artists.
Between 12 & 18 Years: R50. No Alcohol will be sold to any person under 18 years of age.
Under 12: Free
Two nights’ accommodation at Weltevrede Wine farm, Honeymoon Suite accommodation @ Tramonto Guesthouse
as well as fantastic wines & bubblies form Weltevrede to give away! All you need to do is show up!
The Big reveal from Weltevrede...!
Bottomless Barrels of Weltevrede Wines and the launch of a new special Vanilla wine...
Bok van Blerk will be performing live with opening band Flash Back. The Kids Corner with jumping castle & face
painting will provide peace of mind for weary parents whilst enjoying the variety of food stalls & Christmas shopping.
Weltevrede & Tramonto will be giving away some fantastic prizes! The event promises a family outing filled with
exciting entertainment, good food and great wines. Gates open @ 12h00 & Bok van Blerk performance @ 18h00.
Frikkie du Toit
082 572 7095
Whoever said that you can’t braai at your wedding and still keep it stylish? Say hello to the glorified braai! The best
way to ensure a welcoming celebration is to keep your guests entertained. Think of the last time you had a blast with
friends... 80% of the time it was probably around a fire! Here are a few menu notes to elegantly get the flames in the
air – canapé style!!
Mini roosterkoek with farm butter & korrel konfyt
Bite size Ostrich fillet steak canapé spoons with red wine drizzle
Small chicken kebabs with peanut dressing
Flame grilled vegetables with chilli & coriander salsa
Marshmallows with chocolate dipping sauce
Tip: Ask your venue to set up a “braai” corner with outdoor lounges where guests can be entertained during your
Jaco & Nicolette: 25 September 2010
“Ons het die heel eerste dag van klas ontmoet op Stellenbosch Universiteit. 'n Gemeenskaplike vriendin het ons
aanmekaar voorgestel en van daar het ons daagliks langs mekaar beland in die klas. Geselsies het later in laat aande
se kuier verander om kamstig te swot, maar na 'n paar bottels wyn was ons nooit slimmer nie. Die kuiers het in 'n
ongelooflike spesiale vriendskap ontwikkel, en dit was eers 6 maande later wat ons besef het hier is iets meer
spesiaal besig om te gebeur. Ons was van toe af saam, reg deur ons universiteits jare en toe ook daarna London toe.
Ons bly nou al in London vir amper 3 jaar. “
“Ek glo vas ons vroeë vriendskap was en bly die basis van ons verhouding. Ons is mekaar se beste pelle en, ook soos
'n vriendin vir my onlangs gese het: mekaar se beste vermaak! Baie lag is elke dag deel van ons lewe, vir mekaar, vir
onsself en sommer vir alles. Na 7 jaar saam het Jaco 'n verassing naweek uitstappie na die Franse wynlande toe
beplan en in die wingerde my gevra om sy vrou te word. 'n Onvergeetlike oomblik. “
“Ek onthou goed die dag toe ons en ons hele families Tramonto gaan besoek het om te besluit op 'n trou plek. Ons
was skaars by die hek in toe Jaco al vir my noem hy dink ons moet hier trou. Wilma het net die kersie op die koek
gesit. Nie net is die venue absoluut pragtig nie, maar Wilma het ons ekstra spesiaal laat voel en alles met baie
opwinding hanteer. Die skoon lyne van Tramonto laat jou vry om enige iets met die dekor te doen en Tramonto was
oop vir enige iets wat ek voorgestel het en reg om die werk sommer self te doen. Iets wat mens nie by elke venue
“Deur die hele troue het almal kom se hoe lekker die kos is en hoe professioneel die Tramonto span was met hulle
aanbieding en diens. Dit is presies wat mens by jou gaste wil hoor en daarvoor kan ons nie genoeg dankie se nie.
Troues is al om bekend vir baie stres en bekommernis, maar van hierdie emosies het ons die minimum of amper niks
gehad nie, want met die Tramonto span aan die stuur kon mens gerus wees en net alles geniet.”
“Dit was 'n sprokie dag in ons lewe en dis absoluut heerlik om getroud te wees.”
For the full portfolio: http://www.tramonto-venue.co.za/wedding_portfolio_jaco_nicolette_fourie.html
Venue: Tramonto, George
Guest house: Die Waenhuis
Wedding dress: Manuel Mota for Pronovias
Stationery: Littish Beyleveld @ Belle Amie London
Hair: Cheryl @ Just Cheryl’s
Make-up: Marelize Steyn -Earle @ Face Up - Tramonto
Décor & Flowers: Karen Postma @ Creative Functions
Videographer: Agape Visions
Photographer: Nikki Meyer Photography
Wedding Planner: Wilma du Toit @ Tramonto