What better way for you to get to know my work than through the brides who passed my way and given me the honour of being part of their truly special day...
“The Duke and Duchess will dazzle you with exquisite designs and a discerning eye for detail. Theirs is a floral experience you wouldn't easily forget.” Beverley, Cape Town, 1997
“Just a note to say thank you so very much for a magical event and wedding ceremony. Your involvement was absolutely critical and like the proverbial ”wave of the magic wand!” I know that you have created many wonderful and life-changing moments for people. Thank you so much for doing it for us too.” Clarissa, London
“Just to thank you once again for all your assistance and very professional guidance. You played a massive role in making our day the success it was. A HUGE thanks.” Tanya, Sussex
“The flowers were amazing! - I kept my bouquet to the very end of our honeymoon, I didn't want to let it go and it now has pride place in our house!. I thank you.” Brenda, Cape Town
“Again thank you for everything Gerrit – you turned our wedding dreams into reality (at a realistic price too!).” Roxanne, UK
“Thank you for making our special special day so magical. Everone loved the flowers!!! I've never been to a wedding where so many people noticed the flowers!” Petra, New York
“You knew exactly what I wanted! The flowers were done with so much style! I would not have changed a thing!!!” Angelique, France
“I wanted to thank you for making our wedding day an absolute dream. Your care and creativity was visible throughout the whole event and was so appreciated!” Marissa, Johannesburg
“Thank you for the gorgeous flowers at our wedding. You made all our dreams come true!" Heidi, Sydney, Australia
“I just want to thank you for everything you did for us on our wedding day. It was the most amazing day in my life. Thank you!” Jenna, Ireland
““What can I say? I wanted Hollywood and you laid it out! Absoluetly beautiful! The guests can'r stop talking about the venue and the floral arrangements. Nothing quite like it. Thank you so much. Hope we get to do another event.” Laurie and Kweko, Ghana
“I don't have words... it was breathtaking. Thank you for everything.” Pauline, Pretoria
“I just wanted to thank you for the great job you did at our function. The tables were absolutely stunning – I don’t think I’ve ever been more impressed by table decoration. So thanks once again." Lois Wark Rand Gold Recources
“WOW! You know how to make an impression! The bouquet you delivered is gorgeous. I will contact you soon with regards a possible business agreement in future."
"Greg and I wanted to thank you once again for the beautiful job that you did with our flowers for the wedding and also wanted to say what a wonderful and amazing job you did setting up the venue. I felt very relaxed and at ease knowing that you would sort everything out. You are a creative genius…"
“The fact that you remembered to come see us and take the time out your work suggests you are interested in business and meet your commitments – which I most respect." Allistair
“We use the Duke and Duchess who has privides us with an excellent and consistent product on request. The contact person is Gerrit van Niekerk and his details are as followings...." Alex Burgess - Duty Manager at Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa
"Paul and I just wanted to say a massive thank you for all your hard work and creativity to make our wedding day so special! When we first stepped into the marquee we were absolutely blown away (as were our guests!) by what you had achieved! You promised us the perfect "story", and that is exactly what we had! It was so lovely to meet you, I just wish we could do it all over again!"
Tiff and Paul x
"We just wanted to thank you so much for contributing to making our wedding day absolutely unforgettable and beautiful. The ballroom and reception area looked breathtaking and all the roses made my dream come true. All the detail and effort you put into everything is appreciated so much and we will treasure the memory forever."
Nina and Will
"Clay and I wanted to send our best regards to you! Thank you so much for helping make Friday the best and most memorable day in our lives! Especially on such a last minute basis! You made our wedding and reception look like a dream come true!! I am still in awe of it all!!! I could cry from utter joy!! And the lilies! The whole hotel smelled gorgeous! And the bouquet! I have never seen orchids so big in my life!! I could go on and on! Every single one of our guests had such high compliments for you! Thank you from the very depths of our hearts for everything!"
Nicole and Clay
PS, Clay loved the crystal detail on his button-on! It was so classy! HE LOVED IT!
"A big thank you to you and your team for the beautiful flower arrangements! Our event was a huge success and the table décor was perfect, I loved the flowers and everything complimented each other very well. Everything really looked fantastic!"
"We would like to thank you for the beautiful flowers you arranged for the Decorland event at the Radisson. They looked absolutely stunning and the client was thrilled. We look forward to working with you again soon."
"Was sitting on my coach and think back how amazing our wedding and flowers were. You have an exceptional talent and I am so glad you live out your artistic flair. You know that your flowers was breathtaking when you look at your pictures and see the flowers first instead of the people on the pictures."
"We just wanted to say a BIG thank you for ensuring that our wedding looked so elegant, yet with a relaxed atmosphere to it!! We were so impressed and really appreciate your openness to what we were wanting and bringing it in!"
Thanks again for EVERYTHING!!!
Judy & Daniel
"The two love birds are still on honeymoon but I just want to thank you, thank you, thank you to you and Deon for the most amazing flowers and excellent service. The weather played along and when Jackie walked out into the Garden it was picture perfect. EVERYTHING was absolutely stunning." Ina Vermeulen
"I was AMAZED with everything you did. I don't even have the words to describe it. Thank you for giving me my fairytale wedding that everybody dreams of. When we made our grand entrance we didn't know where to walk, we were so WOWED. Again thank you so much it was absolutely PERFECTION." Regards Narrimah
"Your flowers were a resounding success. I had lots of compliments about them."
Thanks so much
PA to David Kneale, Chief Executive Officer
Clicks Group Limited
"Just a note to say thank you so very much for a magical event and wedding ceremony. Your involvement was absolutely critical and like the proverbial "wave of the magic wand!." I know that you have created many wonderful and life-changing moments for people. Thank you so much for doing it for us too!”
"Just to thank you once again for all your assistance and very professional guidance. You played a massive role in making our day the success it was. A HUGE THANKS!!"
"The flowers were amazing! - I kept my bouquet to the very end of our honeymoon I didn’t want to let it go and it now has pride of place in our house!! an amazing time, with memories to last a lifetime!
"Time to say thank you for everything you did to make our day so special. You went the extra mile, which didn't go unnoticed and we appreciate it more than we can say. Everything from the bouquet to the flowers on the tables were exquisite. It was all a girl could dream of for her wedding day. It was such a pleasure to work with someone who could bring my vision for my day to life. We will definitely recommend you to all of our friends and family for all future services. We had lots of fun working with you and your team and can't wait to look for an excuse to use your services again. Abdurragmaan and Anisa
"A perfect day made even more amazing with you flowers and décor. Everythingw as so much more than we envisaged... We want to thank you for making lasting memories of this special day in our lives. Nicolette & Jason
"Thank you thank you thank you. One happy couple with dreams come true. You were a star! Thank you for sharing your passion to our wedding day. Lots of love. Antoinette and Marius
"Your dedictation and love for what you do showed in every detail of our wedding. You did an extraordinary miracle with the budget you had. We love you forever. Jonathan and Adrian
"We appreciate all your attention and dedication to our Wedding day. Your hand in everything were visible and made our day perfect. Thank you so much. Lynn and Costa
"Looking back at our wedding pictures we are so glad you were part of this amazing journey in our lives. We want to thank you for everything, from the smallest rose petal at the Ceremony to the largest flower display at the Reception. It was all done with love! We thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Genene and Paul
"Thank you for your patience and guidance assisting us with our special day. It was all exactly as we wanted it to be, perfecto! Love Joan and Jack
"Thank you again and share with you some pictures of your stunning flowers and decor... just amazing"
"My bouquet in particular was just breathtaking. In fact that really isn't true... - EVERYTHING you did was so wonderful and took my breath away. Everything was just perfect.
"Thank you so much! You truly made the day very special. Thank you gain. Helen"
"I would like to thank you for making my daughter's wedding the fairytale wedding she dreamt of all the years. The Reception venue looked amazing and the guests still talking about the wedding. I only discard of the flowers a few days ago as I could open the bouquets and use in my lounge and dining room. I was just lucky that the bridesmaids all forgot theirs at my house 🙂 I would recommend Duke and Duchess to any bride who wants to make their dream wedding come true! Gwen Anderson
"You only did a rose bouquet and a red buttonhole for our small intimate wedding. I want to say: THANK YOU! They were both beautiful and better than expected!!!!! Thank you for your professionalism and quality of work! Please use us for a reference any time!!!!!!"
"I just wanted to say a huge thank you to you on behalf of Lee and I for everything, the room was just stunning, exactly what we wanted and just as you described it would be, and those flowers were amazing my friend, and comments flew round the room the whole night. Take care..... Bruce and Lee
"I must make special mention of the flowers!” Stunning! I had so many complements for my bouquet and heard people saying it was the most beautiful flower bouquets they'd ever seen! Obviously the arch, petals, buttonholes etc were all stunning work! I will certainly make mention of The Duke and Duchess on Facebook as the photo's come through. Bronwen!"
"I just want to thank you again from the bottom of my heart for making our wedding look absolutely stunning. The flowers were so beautiful and the entire atmosphere created was just magical. I have not stopped receiving compliments about how beautiful everything was. Our wedding was amazing and I loved every moment of it. I couldn't have done it without my amazing service providers. Thank you so so much!!!! Anyuschka Nett
"Alexandra and I would like to thank you for everything that you did for our wedding. Although the evening had its own challenges, the flowers and your decor were a success. Out of all the vendors and suppliers that we dealt with, you were by far and away the most professional and consistent - your performance and delivery was exactly as per our expectations. It was a pleasure doing business with you from start to finish. We would certainly and definitely refer Duke and Duchess to our Johannesburg friends who need your services in Cape Town. Wayne & Alexandra"
"WOW, WOW, WOW! Thank you SO much for our lovely decor and flowers on our wedding day! You are so fabulous! Thanks for making our day extra special! I LOVED the bridal bouquet and the beautifully decorated Isola - so much class, style, sophistication and elegance! It exceeded all of our expectations! So much love and blessings to you and your team! Louise and Eva
"We just wanted to say a big thank you for making our wedding day absolutely beautiful with all the flowers and decor that you put together so perfectly. We received so many lovely comments about the flowers, and everything looked amazing - the gazebo with the draping and chandelier, the reception decor, the cake, and everything else that your hands touched. Our bridal table in particular just glowed that evening and the candles added the mood and setting. It was an absolute pleasure dealing with you! You were so kind and professional, always had a personal touch when dealing with us and managed to take what started out as an abstract vision, and turned it into something spectacular. We both appreciate it and cannot thank you enough. Thanks again, Anchen & Brandon
"We just wanted to thank you for the amazing job you did at our wedding. The bouquet was perfect, the arch was stunning and the reception table and bridal chairs looked amazing. Everything exceeded our expectations. Thanks again.
Warren & Alexis
"I just wanted to thank you so much for our amazing flowers – the wreath and arrangements were incredible!! My flower crown was also a huge hit! 🙂 All of our guests commented on our flowers and they were such beautiful quality too. We really appreciate the effort you took to make it exactly how we wanted it. You were fantastic to work with from the start – so helpful, enthusiastic and passionate! If you ever need a referral or recommendation please give me a shout and I will gladly do so. Thanks again.... Cayley
"Hi there, Shelley here, bride on the 20th Feb 2016. Well, well, well. What can I say!! Your talent has no boundaries!! Stunning beautiful pieces of craft work, everything I imagined and more was presented to me when I saw your vision of my expectations on the day of our marriage. Should you wish for any photos of your displays of our flowers on your web page, as I think they are worthy of sharing please don't hesitate, feel free! Thank you for being such a fun personality to work with over email and it was pleasure finally meeting you and put a face to the name. Keep up the good work. Take care and kind regards. Shelley & Gareth x
"Hi Gerrit, Your décor and arrangements on our wedding day was out of this world J.
When we walked into our wedding venue, we smiled from ear to ear as you made our vision become reality. The LOVE in the air was defiantly felt with every small detail in the room. Thank you very much for being on time, being efficient and ensuring that everything had gone smoothly. Our appointments prior to the wedding, your advice, funny jokes, creative ideas etc. really made you unique to work with. Our journey thus far together has been GREAT. We are really HAPPY. Gerrit, keep doing what you doing. You were BORN to do this! Lots of Love, Jody and O’dele Smith