A summer celebration at ReedValley | Carolize and Jono
Carolize and Jono

A summer celebration at ReedValley

Carolize and Jono were married at ReedValley on a beautiful and bright February afternoon. We caught up with the new Mrs Maree and asked her to tell us more about their special day.

Can you tell us a little bit about your engagement?

Our engagement took place on a weekend away in Plett. We were staying in a beautiful wooden villa on the beach. The question was popped during a candlelit dinner after my, now, husband had stood on a bee. Although he’s highly allergic, he luckily still managed to propose! After he asked the question, I laughed for about 5 minutes from shock but I knew from the start that my answer would be “yes”…

Why did you choose ReedValley as your wedding venue?

ReedValley stood out from the rest because of everything it had to offer. It had exactly the style we were looking for which was a cross between natural and classy with a bit of a rustic finish. The owner and staff have always been amazing and attended to our every need. ReedValley offered that homely feeling that we wanted for our wedding. It was also very affordable and easily accessible for our friends and family who came from all over the world.

Describe the style of your wedding

We wanted to express nature and love. The venue hall’s wooden interior, with soft romantic flowers and decorations, all surrounded by stunning vineyards, were the perfect combination. 

Tell us about your spectacular wedding dress

The dress (some lace, ivory vintage) was designed by a local designer in George. My grandmother added a few extras to the dress to make it exactly what I wanted. 

What was the most memorable part of your wedding day?

Definitely the ceremony, exchanging our vows, and saying “I do” in front of all our friends and family.

Any tips on how to save time and money that you can share with future brides?

Keep it small … invite only the people you really want to share the day with. Like a good recipe, keep it simple. It’s easier, less stress and you get to focus more on the person you’re actually there for.

Photographer: Peter Chan