Owner

Yolandi van der Merwe

Yolandi van der Merwe
Hello! My name is Yolandi and I am the proud co-owner of Garland of Grace Tea Garden.

I am at my happiest when I’m filled with the love of God, spending quality time with my husband, our beautiful girl, Shiloh, our family and our 2 fur kids who don’t actually know that they are dogs - please keep it a secret!

I’m an absolute romantic, have a regular affair with good food and I believe I’m a Masterchef in the kitchen. I am at my best when I’m surrounded with positive energy, I strive to see the beauty in life even in the simplest forms and my weaknesses is all things sparkly, handmade and vintage!

I finished by degree in Somatology in 2009 and since then I’ve had my own beauty salon which is situated at our tea garden. I also followed my heart’s desire to study photography and got my Diploma in 2013. Therefore my expertise and experience has really helped me to understand and value the creative process from correctly applying the appropriate make-up and hair, to capturing the final image. Now I can also apply my skill to photograph our yummy food and live out my creativity .

The dream of having a tea garden was one of me and my mom's biggest dreams for the last 12 years. We have always been busy with setting up events for the family and friends, doing the flowers, decor, styling from weddings to baby showers. It's something we love to do and that comes naturally for us. We have always envisioned having a one-stop shop. My salon were the bride get's her hair and make-up done and everyone enjoying this special time together while having something to eat. Sharing in this special time by providing kitchen tea's or birthday celebrations. Our vision is to build lasting relationships with clients to walk with them on their journey in life by celebrating in their special occasions and not merely as a once off event. So from kitchen tea's to the baby shower and kids birthday parties.

God is so faithful! He answers prayers long forgotten and turned our dreams into reality, when we opened our doors last year.
060 704 7570
227 Veda Ave, Montana
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