Olympic gold medalist, Ryk Neethling, hosted a sophisticated celebrity party on Saturday 17th November to celebrate his 35th birthday.The star-studded affair took place at the chic Polo Club at Val de Vie Estate where he is also Marketing Director.
Organised by luxury events specialists, Brandnew Lifestyle. Fine Brandy. By Design and Blackberry South Africa teamed up to make this “Gentleman Polo Chic” themed event possible, spoiling the VIP guests at every turn.
|Ryk with Lanie Visser BlackBerry Marketing Director|
On arrival, delicious Fine Brandy. By Design cocktails were served, including the Klipdrift Gold Julep, Fish Eagle Rio and Collisions Cosmo. Guests enjoyed sumptuous canapés and an exciting polo match with the Drakensburg mountains as a dramatic backdrop, whilst being entertained by esteemed singer, Beshara.
|Lia Du Preez, Lisa-Marie Marais and Aaron|
|Ryk with Val de Vie home owners & directors Evan, Eugene, Renier, Wynand, Sarel|
|Tanya van Graan and boyfriend Kasper|
Inspired by Ralph Lauren’s classic style, the décor incorporated sophisticated white and navy elements throughout, including two beautifully presented 50-seater tables where guests were then treated to a gourmet dinner prepared by the revered Polo Club chefs.
|Tammy Lederle and Callum Lacey|
After an indulgent dinner, an all-white tiered dessert station was revealed and the dance floor opened by entertainer DJ Rene, whilst men were lavished with Fine Brandy. By Design cigars and after-dinner drinks in the bar. A photo booth with polo-inspired props, including beautiful fascinators by The Little Hattery, meant that each guest could have a photo printed as a keepsake.
On departure, ladies were gifted with a Sensai goodie bag, containing a range of exclusive Sensai products worth over R1600, as well as a Moleskin Polo diary. Men left with Fine Brandy. By Design Fedoras atop their heads.