As the saying by Ralph Waldo Emerson goes, “Love is like wildflowers; It’s often found in the most unlikely places.”
This too, is true for Melissa and Hennie Ferreira – newlyweds who chose to celebrate their wedding at Granny Mouse Country House & Spa this year.
Hennie and Melissa, both from Secunda, met four years ago after a brief encounter on a local Secunda Church’s social media platform. Hennie had seen a photograph of Melissa and decided to make contact with her. Although it had been years since she had seen him, Melissa had remembered him as she had performed Ballet with his sister when growing up.
“By grace, our relationship grew for two years via long distance relationship as Hennie was in Secunda at the time and I was in Pretoria studying towards a Law Degree,” Melissa said.
Hennie then decided that it was time for him to relocate to Pretoria to establish his business – where they currently both work and live out their passion to grow local businesses and fight poverty.
Once Hennie had proposed to Melissa, they immediately started seeking out venues to host their wedding. A friend of Melissa’s had described a Fairy-tale wedding venue in the Midlands and encouraged them to see that venue first. The couple arranged a weekend to meet with Ane Du Preez, the Operations Manager who is in charge of the Banqueting Department – to see the venue and discuss the packages on offer. “It was love at first sight. Although the Midlands is so rich with the most beautiful wedding venues, we looked no further. Granny Mouse had everything we dreamt of to make our day unforgettable,” she added.
According to the couple, there were a number of features that reassured them that Granny Mouse was their chosen venue – from the extravagantly beautiful landscape and the chapel that displays it like a living portrait, to the well maintained gardens and facilities. “My mom once said that if you don’t believe in fairies and gnomes you should just go walk around Granny Mouse’s Gardens,” Melissa said, “I also found that the wedding packages were reasonable and made it possible to spoil our family for the entire weekend. Plus the professionalism of the Chef’s providing a complete fine-dining menu, was unmatchable,” she concluded.
With weddings being such an integral part of the Granny Mouse offering; attention to detail is key.
Having chosen a weekend wedding package for their big day, the couple were ecstatic to have their family guests that stayed over, talking continuously about their experience.
“The family really enjoyed themselves. Everything was faultless – from the flowers everywhere in one’s room to the friendly service and willingness to help no matter what, in order to make our special day stress free and perfect. Plus, Granny Mouse offered to help in a variety of departments. They helped us find our photographer, DJ and wedding flowers. Decor was also arranged with the help of Granny Mouse providing us with their preferred suppliers list. We couldn’t have chosen more professional people ourselves,” Melissa added.
Granny Mouse Country House & Spa take pride in offering a one-stop shop for all wedding requirements and the Ferreira wedding is testament to this.
The couple recommend Granny Mouse to any couple that’s looking for an intimate wedding and who loves the countryside. “Choose Granny Mouse if you would like to have a wedding that will have lasting memories not only for the bride and groom, but for everyone attending as well,” Melissa concluded.
Now that their special day is over, the couple still have the fond memories to reminisce upon and look forward to starting a family and extend the Ferreira name, in the near future.
Give Ane Du Preez a call on 033 234 4071 to discuss your wedding needs and budget and she will arrange to make your wedding a lasting memory!