As a little girl growing up in a farming community, I have fond memories of seeing my mom and other ‘tannies’ do frequent arrangements for their church and other community occasions. I also remember scrambling around their feet to pick up the offcuts from their arrangements, and then arranging my own little posies.

Before long, I was (semi) grown-up and doing the flowers for friends and strangers’ weddings and other occasions. In 2010 I officially started curating flowers as part of my new brand, Varsliefde, which means ‘fresh love’ in Afrikaans.

I love working with people, designing and curating flowers in a way that best reflects each client’s unique personality, style and needs. My highlight in the flower world has always been to see the joy, anticipation and/or amazement (and combinations of these rich emotions) when a bride sees her bridal bouquet for the first time and it surpasses her expectations and dreams. When this happens, my floral life is made! Hence you can find a photograph of one of the sweetest brides, all teary eyed on the home page.

I am currently based in Johannesburg but available to work on destination weddings and events.

I look forward to hearing from you and curating the perfect flower experience for your special event, no matter how big or small.


Telephone:  +27 82 698 9245

Email: netmariette@gmail.com