we are the best choice for your wedding venue as confirmed by ernst and christine – again congrats from the holden manz team to the young couple!
ernst and christine decided to “split” their wedding day in two. the lovely couple started their big day with a laid-back picnic between the beautiful franschhoek vineyards along the franschhoek river amongst ancient trees. they then said their vows, and celebrated their union with a glamourous old world party in our franschhoek kitchen restaurant adjacent to the holden manz winery – nestled amidst the vines of our award winning wines.
‘we both rebel a bit against the norm; i.e. the way people do things just because that’s “how it’s done”. as a result our wedding was completely unlike any traditional south african wedding. we simply did whatever we wanted to reflect the freedom, joy, passion and vibe we as couple experience.’
‘firstly we had a lively, quirky but romantic picnic over lunchtime. i wore a short wedding dress and he wore a short “suit” – even the groomsmen were wearing “short” outfits.
we all got dressed after the picnic, and then we had the ceremony underneath the trees next to the franschhoek river on the holden manz estate.
after that the festive, more formal, old world glamour party started. there were cocktails & photo-booth stands as entertainment, and later we had speeches, dancing, champagne, loads of pudding and crackers & cheese. people confirmed that the whole vibe was different and amazing!’
you can see many brilliant images and more on their special day on this blog: http://www.theprettyblog.com/2011/05/vintage-diy-wedding-franschhoe/
so if you want to get married, then contact us on 021 876 27 29 and come for a visit – our team would love to show you around our estate and plan the big day with you.