40th Birthday Celebration at Farm Lorraine in Franschhoek
An ultra-luxurious and elegant surprise 40th birthday celebration in Franschhoek!
Surprise birthday party
Nothing can replace the look of delight and wonder on Chantal’s face when she walked into the stately lounge of the well-appointed private manor house and saw her family sitting in full black-tie regalia awaiting her arrival! A mixture of sheer delight and absolute surprise, happy laughter and applause filled the room!
Chantal’s chic and sophisticated weekend birthday celebration was hosted at the exquisitely appointed Farm Lorraine in Franschhoek.
The beautifully-dressed guests began the evening’s festivities with an elegant Champagne welcome reception on the manor house’s patio, which boasted a majestic backdrop of the Franschoek mountains and olive orchards.
Elegant birthday dinner at world-famous Grande Provence Wine Estate
The celebration then moved to the world-renowned Grande Provence, a privately owned ultra-luxurious five-star estate located on sprawling hectares of ancient vineyards and fruit orchards.
Dinner took place at Jonkershuis, an intimate and exclusive dining room set alongside the Grande Provence’s main restaurant.
Decorated in neutral tones of creams and dark wood with an over-sized chandelier, this setting was the perfect blank canvas to create a beautifully styled birthday celebration.
The rich hues of golds and creams and opulent deep reds and sunset oranges of the floral arrangements permeated the air with the gentle scent of garden roses and orchids, Chantal’s favourite flowers!
The bespoke four-course a la carte dinner created by executive chef Darren Badenhorst was exquisitely plated on designer crockery, and paired with delectable wines from Grande Provence’s own vineyards.
Bespoke design and styling details
Unique design details included personalized acrylic name place menus for each guest in gold foiling.
On-trend Drip Birthday Cake
Dessert was a dark chocolate ganache birthday cake, an on-trend black and white drip cake with fresh dark floral accents and gold drip icing.
Every detail was carefully crafted to convey intimacy, exclusivity and luxury.
Planning & Coordination: Boutique Bridal Concepts
Flowers: Epanouir Flower Studio
Photographer: Dehan Englebrecht
Catering: Grande Provence
Cake: The Cake Box