The tranquil surroundings of the Grande Provence vineyards in Franschhoek make for the most amazing, secret elopement.

Kristina and Matt are both teachers from the UK and have taught in some interesting places like Uzbekistan and Angola. After visiting South Africa a couple times before, they decided to return for this special celebration and we’re glad they did!

They declared their love and said their I Do’s with the lush green Grande Provence vineyards behind them. They shared some local bubbly and few laughs before going off to explore the property with Riekert and his camera.

Later that evening, they shared a romantic dinner for two on the patio of the La Provencale Cottage, before calling their families with the exciting, surprise news of their marriage!

Kristina and Matt, it was such an honour to be part of this amazing journey! The way you love and support each other is wonderful to see!

To the spectacular team behind this elopement… Thank you!

Venue – Grande Provence | Photographer – Riekert Cloete | Wedding Officer – Symi, Tie the Knot Cape Town | Hair & Makeup – Makeup by Lauren | Cake – Big Dog Cafe | Flowers, Decor, Planning & Coordination – Runaway Romance

Comments (3)

Ava and Symi

January 30, 2019

What a beautiful day! It was an honor to work with the Runaway Romance team again! As always, we had fun, shared beautiful moments and made special memories!

Looking forward to working with you again!

Hugs, Ava and Symi Van Aarde
Tie The Knot Cape Town



August 29, 2020

I found this site last night and am obsessed! Considering elopement (I'm in the USA). Around how much would something like this cost with about 8-10 guests?


    Louise Schnetler

    September 3, 2020

    Hi Vanessa. We mailed everything through to you :) Please let us know if you received it.


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