October. The month in which all the shops pull out the golden oldies of Christmas songs & decorations …. where has
the year gone? It has been 7 months since we started our newsletter and wedding season is now in full swing!
Summer is slowly but surely settling in and brings fun, fresh ideas to the table! Be inspired this month with all that
glitters & tips on how to avoid mishaps on you big day. Have a good month & happy reading!
Column on Occasions: Alwijn Burger
Events in the Western Cape
Well done to our stunning Tramonto couple featuring in this month’s SARIE magazine! Wynand & Isobel Vermeulen
was married at Tramonto on the 20th of March 2010. They are currently competing in the Wedding Diary’s Bride of
The Year competition. To vote for the couple please sms: “Bride 5001091” to 36009.
“Ons troudag was iets uit 'n sprokies verhaal, by een van die top venues in die land naamlik Tramonto, met kleure van pienk,
silwer en swart, stargazers, ‘n sjokolade fontein en ons openings dans liedjie was "Love Story”, want dis hoe ek my en Wynand
sien, as twee mense wat hul pad gevind het na mekaar met die genade van God en dat ons troudag die begin was van ons eie
For the full article: http://www.sarie.com/lees/artikels/wynand-en-isobel#articleGalleryAnchor
Linda Klein, winner of the Tramonto 10km Wedding Run walking category had a fantastic time at the
Guesthouse@Tramonto! They were wined, dined, pampered and spoiled!
The pamper package they received, proved to be so popular we have decided to let you in on the fun with a fantastic
guesthouse special…. http://www.tramonto-venue.co.za/specials.html book now to avoid disappointment!
*** The full picture gallery of the Wedding Run event can be found on the brand new Tramonto Website!
Even after months and months of planning for a wedding, it's inevitable that something will go wrong, right?
WRONG! … certainly not at Tramonto!
There are three things that make or break your wedding, your Master of Ceremonies, your menu selection and most
importantly your DJ. The DJ is responsible for ensuring that everything concerning your sound & music runs
smoothly throughout your celebration.
Here are a few things to take into consideration when choosing a DJ for your special day:
• The meeting. Corresponding over email is simply not enough when it comes to your DJ, you need to be able
to have a face to face meeting and get a feel for the person behind the music, for those travelling form far a
proper phone conversation will do you fine.
• The sore eye. Sound equipment significantly visible in the reception is certainly undesirable, ask you DJ what
your options are for making those nasty speakers disappear within the décor.
• Guest satisfaction. Why not have your guests fill in a small list of favourite songs during welcome time while
you are off having your photo’s done, this will also avoid that one rowdy guest that falls over the DJ box
when making requests.
• Experience. How many years have they been in the industry?
• The List. Your first dance, entering the church & venue, the cutting of the cake, these are all special
moments, best to have the DJ well informed beforehand, one can never be too organized!
• Style & Genre. It is so important to make the DJ aware of your music preferences, there is nothing worse
than sombre love songs.. get the happy going from the start!
• The Reference. Remember that most engagements arise by word of mouth and recommendation goes a long
Music is a great way to reflect your personality and set the tone for a great party and is perhaps the most important
element of making your guests remember the good time they had for quite some time to come.
Did you know? The phrase “to tie the knot” means to make an unbreakable pledge. Actual knots have been used in
marriage ceremonies for some time and the tradition of trying the wrists of the bride and groom with twine
continues today in marriages in the use of sashes. The word 'knot' has been associated with marriage since the 13th
Congratulations to Tramonto’s future Blushing Brides….
Dewald & Inalie Abri & Natalie Lelani & Leon Lerette & Johan
30 April 2011 2 April 2011 3 January 2011 22 January 2011
Cobus & Riandi Vidette & Heinrich Paul & Wilma Sunette & Herman
8 October 2011 17 September 2011 16 April 2011 15 January 2011
“There is no more lovely, friendly and charming relationship, communion or
company than a good marriage.”
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Column on Occasions
All that Glitters…
Don’t you even think of lying to me! You know you love them. Square-cut or pear-shaped, these rocks don’t lose
their shape. Diamonds are a girl’s best friend!
There is a certain enigmatic quality to shiny things, which I have always been fascinated by. I know my reverence for
all that glitters is shared by many – especially brides who are planning the wedding of their dreams.
Could any theme be more appropriate?
Here are a few tips on creating your own crystal-encrusted wedding celebration:
- Introduce an elegant, bold yet understated floral element. Stick to using only one variety of flower and cut
down on the use of foliage.
- The ‘glitter’ look is all about accessories – stock up on sequin scatter cushions, gilded mirrors (seating plan),
sparkly napkin-rings and crystal wedding favours. Although size does matter always keep subtlety in mind
(the same rule does not apply for your engagement ring!).
- The introduction of an opulent damask tablecloth will instantly transform the room. Combined with the
charming silver tiffany chair (available at Tramonto) your look is on the right track!
- Replace the standard glassware with crystal glassware (available for hiring). This will lend a wonderful air of
sophistication to your table settings.
- Garnish your champagne glasses with a tiny sliver of gold-leaf (edible) – your guests will think you are
- Dust your wedding cake, dessert and mother-in-law with edible glitter…
Remember: carats are not the vegetables you serve as a side dish with peas. It’s time to indulge…it’s your wedding,
Should you have any questions, suggestions or topics for discussion please do not hesitate to contact us on
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Events in the Western Cape
DCM Cape Pioneer Trek – 18 – 23 October 2010
Dryland Event Manager, Henco Rademeyer, promises that at least 30% of this year’s
route is ‘virgin terrority’. Apparently nobody has ever cycled on the single-track sections, some of which date back to
the days of the Voortrekkers and British Settlers.
When organizing any of their events, their policy is based on two principles. The first and most important principle is
that riders who enter a Dryland event should enjoy every moment that they spend on their mountain bikes.
Secondly, they want the riders to feel safe while they are riding.
Rademeyer and his colleagues have undoubtedly struck on a winning recipe. For the past two years the MTN
Attakwas race was voted by the riders to be the most popular one-day event of the year. Considering that it is also
regarded to be one of the toughest races, this is a huge compliment. This year the Attakwas is basically the first stage
of the Cape Pioneer Trek.
For more information visit http://www.capepioneer.co.za/
Pinotage on Tap 2010 Cape Town – 30 October 2010
Pinotage on Tap (POT) promises to be a party of note, celebrating 10 years of wine making and the release of the
original ‘coffee and chocolate’ Diemersfontein Pinotage.
Leave your stresses and troubles behind and join the party. Oak barrels flowing with pinotage will be there for the
sipping, canapés that pair well will be there for the munching – and the pinotage challenges will be more frivolous
Besides quaffing and chomping, you could some frolicsome pinotage games or express your cool moves to the
sounds of live music. Delicious Mexican chilli hot chocolate or cocoa dusted cappuccinos will be on tap, slices of your
favourite chocolate gooey cakes; fountains of chocolate and strawberries for dipping.
If hunger still bites, they will be firing up the braais later in the afternoon. Tickets include Pinotage for the day, a food
goodie bag on arrival, canapés, chocolate fountains and bands.
Venue: Diemersfontein Wine and Country Estate
Guillaume & Lealta
If there ever was a no fuss, totally relaxed, bubbly, calm & serene bride to be found, Lealta would be it!
Guillaume & Lealta met each other five years ago at a casual braai, according to Lealta the love that they found that
same night keeps growing every day. “When we are together nothing can bring us down, we cling to each other and
simply can’t bear to be without each other!”
“We originally had Venue linen up for our wedding celebration but after being guests at a wedding held at Tramonto
we, (almost in unison) realized just there and then that THIS IS WHERE WE WANT TO GET MARRIED!! No other place
“When I arrived at Tramonto on the morning of my wedding everything was already perfectly tailored and set out, I
was spoiled like a princess in the guesthouse and everyone was at my beck and call!”
“Our wedding was truly ‘n dream day and we would like to thank everyone that made it possible for us!”
To view the couple full wedding portfolio go to: http://www.tramonto-
Wedding Planner: Wilma du Toit @ Tramonto
Flowers: Rosenhof Events
Photographer: Michelle Photography
Make-Up Artist: Marelize Steyn-Earle @ Face Up: Tramonto
DJ: Playtime Productions
Videographer: JVS Productions