A Night in White…again 02/03/16

17 Feb 2016

We are doing it again…. Our Night in White last year February was such a huge success so here it is, Number 2.  We (I) get so excited to put on an event like this, because weekend after weekend a bride uses Olive Rock as a canvas for her decor dreams, and i get my […]

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Olive Rock Food Experience – 22 Aug

15 Jul 2015

Nick and I live for love, and the pleasure of eating.  Every year we put on a special day for our next seasons bridal couples to come and soak up the beauty that is Olive Rock, taste the local wines, enjoy up and coming music artists and to experience the pleasure that is Nicks food. […]


Beautiful creations

10 Apr 2015

Beautiful December weddings – a beautiful Beth and her Donovan graced Olive Rock one morning while I was setting up for a wedding.  Such an elegant couple, Beth wearing a gorgeous wide-brimmed sunhat, were all smiles as they sat falling in love in every corner of Olive Rock  - with the views, the energy and […]

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The most stylish team

2 Apr 2015

All the way from JHB came Clarise and Rick, who knew they loved Olive Rock before they even got here.  And we felt super privileged because with being in the industry themselves (Garniche Studio), they chose us.  With food and wine a huge passion of theirs they wanted their guests to eat delicious fancy free […]

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Vintage weddings – Cara & Vanya

2 Apr 2015

If our liquor licence wasn’t until 2am, this crowd would have gone until sunrise.  Mojito’s, wine, delicious food, good friends and close family are all the right ingredients for a fantastic celebration party – and this was in abundance this night for sure. The service providers contributing to this experience at Olive Rock were: Decor […]

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Suzie & Al

20 Mar 2015

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Love your smile Suzie…

19 Mar 2015

I have just added Suzie and Alistairs valentines wedding to our gallery – i loved dealing with this wonderful family and am so sad its over. I can at least live it through Shanna Jones  who took the most gorgeous pictures of this stylish wedding. I asked Suzie what her theme for her wedding was – […]

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Our night in white

17 Mar 2015

  We just happened to have a Saturday night free in February and our good friends, Mark and Danell Watt said one night over a few drinks that they had a strong desire to have a classy party – something that the valley doesn’t always have, something with a difference, a wow factor, a dress […]

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Our wedding anniversary

16 Mar 2015

So Nick and I celebrated our 6th wedding anniversary this weekend.  We’ve had the most beautiful years, learnt, experienced and grown so much together.  We watched our wedding video yesterday morning with our children, it was captured by Nick’s cousin Andrew Luscombe​ (thank you Andrew :-)) but it hit me how important it is to […]

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Castle Rock Craft Experience 31 Oct/1 Nov ’14

27 Sep 2014

Its the second year we, Olive Rock and the Winterberg Inn are putting this experience together.  We have decided to do things a little differently this year – its going to be an all ‘craft’ affair, and we are totally excited about it. Our line up begins on Friday night the 31st of October where […]

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Dresses and Designers

20 Aug 2014

It’s the time of my life where i revisit ‘the matric dance dress’ again.  My daughter is in her final year of high school, it’s her special dance, and so of course we need that special dress.  There are so many wonderful dress makers and designers out there.  I see absolutely stunning dresses (wedding mainly) […]


Donna & Neville’s i do’s

3 Jul 2014

It was a very beautiful, very intimate, very special wedding. Milliliters and milliliters of rain came down the night before and on the day, the wind was violent, the clouds were dark and moody, the river came to the steps of Olive Rock to play and all of this added an effervescent atmosphere to this […]


A dinner to blog about

2 Jul 2014

Last night we had friends over for dinner.  Nick thought we could all do with a spoil so he went all out, our food is always good but last night was extraordinary. We started with a classic prawn risotto followed by Nicks take on Beef Wellington with homemade puff pastry (this is the business OMG) […]



17 Jun 2014

On a high from Neville and Donna’s wedding on Sunday. Im always so overwhelmed by the niceness of the people that get married at Olive Rock as well as how lovely their family and friends are. And they all absolutely love being here, they love the food, they love the surroundings, they love the simple […]


Olive Rock rocks their Food Experience

2 Jun 2014

Ahhhh, we are on such a high after our amazing event on Saturday, 31 May.  I dont even know where to begin… We had an incredible turn out of wonderful and super excited bridal couples for our next season coming to enjoy a feast put on by my Nick.  I lined up some really fabulous […]

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It’s been a happy day

15 May 2014

So its the end of our day, its pouring with  rain.  I thought i would end off with a stunning picture  of Amy shot by Abri Kruger last winter, and then perhaps i could share with you our plans for this evening. Dinner tonight: Bruschetta topped with Nicks homemade parma-style ham, rocket, pecorino shavings and […]

Olive Rock Food Tasting Experience

15 May 2014

With all the new seasons bridal couples looking for the next seasons inspiring dishes, we hold an annual Olive Rock Food Experience where all couples and anyone who just loves a great day of eating delicious food and drinking tasty wines can come and experience what we do.  We have a few of the local […]

Loving our new website!

15 May 2014

So in February we met this beautiful bride, Kate Butcher, and her dashing groom, Anthony at our exquisite venue and they fell in love with OLIVE ROCK the second they arrived and they immediately booked for their wedding in November. It turned out that Kate’s one major talent is creating gorgeous websites and she recommended […]