Wow, wow, wow!! What an incredible wedding day we had. Thank you so much to you all for all your patience, guidance and wonderful expertise. Our day was truly perfect and one we will remember for the rest of time. Kirsty, thank you for being so wonderfully calm and making such great decisions when I struggled to. We really enjoyed your professionalism and working with you. Nicola, it was fun starting out with you and you really set the tone from day 1! Thank you for all the advice and chats. We are glad that we got to meet you too!! Aleit, what an amazing business you have! You truly are one of a kind and we are beyond grateful to have walked our marriage journey with you. All i’s were dotted and t’s crossed and more! Thank you for understanding us immediately and capturing our day so beautifully. I loved getting to know you and hope our paths cross again someday.
Dear Melissa and Aleit. Thank-you very much for making our wedding day a truly magical event in our lives. The spiral was beautiful and the Conservatory looked spectacular. Eduan did an amazing job with the flowers, especially the bouquet.Our guests truly enjoyed themselves and were blown away by everything which is what we hoped for. A big thank you to Cavalli for the delicious food too. Melissa, thank you for all your hard work and the long hours you put in for our day to be a truly memorable one.
I wanted to say a MASSIVE thank you to the whole Aleit team. You guys created a day that Anne and I will remember as our most special for the rest of our lives. Everything was perfect. Everything ran flawlessly. Our guests have inundated us with the most amazing comments about how unbelievably stunning and beautiful our wedding was. Anne and I have just received our photos from Vizion and all I can say is WOW. They are spectacular!! Better than we could have ever imagined! Once again, thank you for joining us in our most special journey and making it even more amazing. Anne and I really did have the best day of our lives!
Dear Nicola, Hope you are well. We are back in the States and still basking in the glow of the wedding and the whole week. We can't say thank you enough. It exceeded our expectations and was tremendous fun too. Big thank you to you and the whole Aleit team. We're missing South Africa terribly.
Thank you for the very, very fine and delicious food served at my daughter Liesl's recent wedding at Molenvliet. It truly was top class world cuisine, very original and unique and just plain yummy. He should be congratulated on an outstanding job done. Again, many thanks for a truly memorable wedding meal.
I would like to thank you and your team for the most beautiful, wonderful wedding. It's was all Candice and I hoped for and we really appreciate all your efforts. Thank you for a perfect evening!
Just wanted to say thanks so much for everything you did for us. The party was exactly what I was hoping for, it all worked out perfectly. We were very happy with all the suppliers and we got great feedback. The party seemed to be thoroughly enjoyed and most importantly Taryn and I loved it. Really appreciate all your hard work with this.
I don’t even know where to start other than thank you, thank you, thank you. I appreciate everything you have done for me, you have literally moved mountains to make our wedding day as special as it was. There was not one single thing I would have changed. It was absolutely perfect, like a dream… The guests can’t stop talking about how professional you were, how sooth everything just happened effortlessly and how spoilt they felt… Thank you once again, it was the most beautiful thing I have ever seen! I am ever grateful.
On behalf of Kleinood I just wanted to say thank you very much for the opportunity to work with your awesome team. The setting was amazing, your service top notch and the food of course was very special. Everything was top notch and we are extremely proud to have been part of it. Gustaaf and team, you’re a very tight, special team and with the warmth of your team I am sure you will continue to dominate what you do!
I’d like to extend a personal thank you for the effort and dedication you made in terms of arranging what turned out to be an extraordinary event given the very last minute and chop and changes you and to deal with. Everybody loved it!
I NEED to send a BIG thank you to the whole team at Stir and Acreate for assisting so generously in making Newberry House’s Christmas staff party such a huge success on Friday! It is always great to do something good for another entity on the farm and I appreciate it that you all just said “yes” and jumped straight in, delivering the best service as always.
I would like to say a big thank you to yourself and all staff who have worked so hard to make such a beautiful Xmas market - it was outstanding, decorations, xmas tree and all the extra vendor stalls outside, it looked classy, - and a huge success with all the walk ins that came, from all ages, a joy to see all the children having such fun on all the different rides, I felt very proud having our stall at Lourensford - WELL DONE to you all - and thank you for all your support to all the vendors.
Christian and I wish to send a massive thank you to all of you who contributed to making our big day super special and stress-free. Eduan, you are a gem! We felt so relaxed knowing the event, decor, everything is being taken care of and in the best hands possible. The venue looked absolutely amazing and even better than we imagined!!
The catering was outstanding, I really appreciated how you worked together, put it together and worked together with a smile and sometimes a very straight back 😉
I just wanted to thank you again for your part in what was an absolute magical day for us! Our families, friends and colleagues were absolutely blown away and cannot stop ooh'ing and aah'ing. It was elegant and super stylish. You made it easy and uncomplicated for me. Along with that you brought exquisite taste and a wonderful sense of humour. All the best for the future and please also extend our warm appreciation to the rest of your team.
A very big thank you to both of you for all the effort you went to in ensuring our décor looked FABULOUS for our dinner event on Monday. You really did a lot of work and all the back and forth really is greatly appreciated in finalising what was a magnificent event. We have had fantastic feedback from our clients and staff who attended and we are confirming the date of next year’s event hopefully in the next few weeks and would like you to do the décor the next year’s event which will be held at The Lookout again. I look forward to working with you in the future.
17th October 2015 was the day I was fortunate enough to marry the woman of my dreams. The day was definitely the most special day of both of our lives and couldn’t have been more perfect even if it was scripted. It is always difficult to be objective of the work and services supplied when one is involved in the wedding industry and it is your own wedding that you are reflecting on. Lené and I can honestly say that we were blow away by the service, attention to detail and willingness to assist us wherever possible. As a fellow service provider, we can honestly say that your team did an incredible job!!!! Thank you for helping make the day so memorable not only for us but for ALL of our guests. We will be forever grateful to you all.
Baie baie dankie vir die ongelooflike ete wat julle vir Yolandi en Daniel se troue (3 Oktober) voorgesit het. Ons het so baie komplimente gekry! Die gaste kon nie ophou praat van die fantastiese kos nie. Ek en Piet sal nog persoonlik kom dankie sê. Julle diens was puik! Ons waardeer alles regtig baie.
Firstly, a huge congratulations to all of you for another successful Nederburg Auction. I was very proud to be part of this event and this team. I have had only positive feedback – and this thanks to all of you involved. The energy and enthusiasm you brought was contagious – as guest soon caught on. Thanks for your commitment and hard work to make this such a wonderful showcase for South Africa.
Ek wil graag net weer vir julle baie dankie sê vir julle aandeel in Dinsdagaand se funksie. Die meeste mense se terugvoer is dat dit ‘n great en spesiale aand was.Dankie vir julle geduld met veranderings, op-die-nippertjie-versoeke, snaakse idees en vir al julle harde werk en moeite.
I was one of the delegates at the Brightest Young Minds Summit. I just want to thank the team for their hard work and for the wonderful summit. I work for an international organisation and I’ve attended a lot of events in a lot of different places. I was so impressed how all of the team members I engaged with were able to balance professional organisation, rigor and friendly charm… Essentially, it was a lovely event and the team did a stellar job. I’m sure it was a lot of hard work – which is definitely appreciated!
Your concept to create a series of different venues for different phases of the party was spectacular and contributed to the huge impact made by every subsequent surprise! However what makes the event even more spectacular is that you did it in 21 days from brief to function! Just amazing!
My name is Inger Harber and over the last few days, I was one of the delegates at the Brightest Young Minds Summit. I just want to thank the team for their hard work and for the wonderful summit. I work for an international organisation and I’ve attended a lot of events in a lot of different places. I was so impressed with how the team members I engaged with were able to balance professional organisation, rigor and friendly charm (I think our South African charm is especially wonderful and warm). Victoria from your team was also very friendly and warm. Essentially, it was a lovely event and the team did a stellar job. I’m sure it was a lot of hard work – which is definitely appreciated!
Dear Aleit, This one takes the cake! What an amazing party you and your team put on for us. We were thinking of going to a boring wedding venue, it was you who insisted on coming to our house and recognising the incredible potential of our home. Your concept to create a series of different venues for different phases of the party was spectacular and contributed to the huge impact made by every subsequent surprise! Then to engage Chris Erasmus for the food was inspired – our life revolves around fine wine and food – we could not have had a better resource! In fact he was the cherry on top! Of course we expected total project management, attention to detail, amazing flowers and table settings, lighting and sound systems like a theatre, brilliant musicians but we didn’t expect that when we woke up in the morning that every stick of furniture was back where it belonged and our venue was a home again! So it was a great success and I must thank you, Eduan and the whole team for an amazing function. However what makes the event even more spectacular is that you did it in 21 days from brief to function! Just amazing! As you can imagine Margs was knocked out by the spectacular party! Thank you all once again.
I just wanted to say a quick thank you to the kitchen team. You guys really made our day, it was exactly the food we had hoped for. So often you can do a tasting and the follow up does not match up but you really pulled it off. The seafood bar went down a storm (nobody was moaning of hunger prior to the meal) and the lazy lunch was perfect. The beef olives were beautiful and tender, the whole meal complimented the atmosphere of the day, by far the best wedding meal I have seen.
What an amazing weekend done and dusted with a very happy bride to show for all the hard work you put into this marathon wedding stretching over 3 days. You went above and beyond in order to deliver personalised service, an incredible vibe in the kitchen and outstanding standard of food. The bridal couple, together with their parents and wedding guests, were blown away by the exceptional food that was served. I snapped a photo or two of the bride with Chef Gustaaf as well as a photo of the father of the bride publicly thanking Stir food for their services and ensuring that their expectations, in terms of food, was not only met, but exceeded beyond what they could have hoped for. With the bridal couple being absolute foodies and also within the industry, the standards were quite high to start with, and I would like to thank the whole team for ensuring that our client enjoyed every aspect of the cuisine and thus adding towards the overall success of this wedding weekend.
Both Kevin and I would like to say a HUGE thank you for the incredible service we received before and on the day of our wedding. We couldn't have chosen a more perfect venue than Lourensford for our big day. Everything was magical and turned out better than we could have ever imagined. Lauren - thank you for always making me feel at ease and for your amazingly positive attitude. You went the extra mile to ensure that everything ran smoothly and I am so appreciative for how much you put yourself out, again and again. You handled everything with such care and finesse, and most importantly, always with a smile on your face. Thank you so much for a truly fantastic job! Lourensford is lucky to have you!!
The reception lasted much longer than we anticipated because everyone was so relaxed they just enjoyed the reception and especially the beauty of the venue. Thank you.
Thank you so much for assisting us with our special day. The day was perfect and everyone involved behind the scenes did a magnificent job. Just wanted to thank you personally for your guidance leading up to the day. The venue was perfect.. everything was perfect! Massive thanks from both Sim and myself!
Sincere thanks and appreciation on a spectacular, highly successful event last night! The food, service, ambience and attention to detail was exceptional! We received positive comments from the guests about everything and we could not have done it without you. The whole event definitely had the wow factor and the guests were completely blown away. It was a pleasure working with you and thank you for enduring all my demands and changes and apologies if I was difficult at times. Please convey my thanks and appreciation to all who contributed to the services and success of the evening. Well done!
Nou nadat die stof gaan lê na ons proelokaal openingsfunksie wil ek jou graag bedank vir die reuse bydrae wat jou span gemaak het tot die sukses van die aand. Dit was ‘n ongelooflike aand met goeie onopsigtelike diens en fantastiese kos. Die atmosfeer was vriendelik en gemaklik; die komplimente stroom nog steeds in. Ek besef dat daar baie werkagter die skerms gebeur en ek wil jou daarvoor bedank!
Baie dankie vir julle bydrae om die twee dae ‘n sukses te maak! Dit was ‘n plesier om saam met jou span te werk. Ek weet daar was ‘n paar uitdagings, baie dankie dat julle ons akkomodeer het. Weereens baie dankie.
Just a formal note to say thank you so much for helping make ArtAngels such a huge success. We have had such positive feedback from guests and of course we exceeded expectations on the fundraising side. Andele from Ellerman House can’t stop raving about you. I hope we can do it again next year!!
It was great working with you over the past two weeks on this event.
Thank you for all your assistance, creativity, support & warmth, everything was fabulous!
Ek is sedert Sondagoggend oorval met eposse, oproepe, smsse en vriende wat inval net om dankie te sê. Dit was veral interessant dat die manlike geslag die troue ook geniet het! Een van my vriendinne sê haar man hou nie van troues, maar die volgende woorde kom van hom: “classyste, greatste, lekkerste troue ooit!!” Perfek, Stylvol, Elegant, Asemrowend, Sprokiesmooi, Wow-ste Verruklik, Mooiste, Joligste Al hierdie woorde plus, met betrekking op die blomme, die musiek, die diens en die kos. Die gaste kon nie glo dat Lazerac die spyseniering gedoen het nie, so aan Stephen ook ‘n groot dankie. Die blomme in die kerk, terras, (tent)saal, wel die gaste het net gesê dit het hul wildste drome oortref, nog nooit vantevore sulke mooi blomme gesien nie. Dankie Lisa, Danè en almal wat beplan en mooi gemaak het! Julle het my baie trots gemaak!! BAIE, baie dankie!! Die aandag aan detail en werklike besorgdheid en op die hande-dra van Theuns en Riëtte was prysenswaardig. In alle opsigte was dit perfek en baie dankie dat ek net kon ontspan en die dag ten volle geniet. Julle is die beste en hou aan met die uitstekende werk.
Sincere thanks and appreciation on a spectacular, highly successful event last night! The food, service, ambience and attention to detail was exceptional! We received positive comments from the guests on everything and we could not have done it without you. The whole event definitely had the wow factor and the guests were completely blown away. It was a pleasure working with you and thank you for enduring all my demands and changes and apologies if I was difficult at times. Please convey my thanks and appreciation to all who contributed to the services and success of the evening.” Debra Savage – Rupert and Rothschild Event – 25th February 2015 Thanks for creating a fantastic, unforgettable experience for my daughter!! Best wedding I’ve ever been to :-).
We are still in amazement reflecting on our special and beautiful day. What an awesome and ravishingly stunning wedding you put together. We thoroughly enjoyed it and are extremely happy that you made it possible and could not have asked for anything better than what you did for us. We are grateful and humbled to everyone who worked tirelessly to make our day so special. (Secret Diary, Granny the wolf and many more). May you continue to stage more beautiful weddings, and more importantly may the Almighty strengthen and bless you all in what you do.
Ons wil net weer baie, baie dankie se vir n heerlike troue wat perfek gereel was!! Jou hand was orals te sien. Die foto' s wat so uit die niet verskyn het( moet nog betaal word?) was net fantasties!! Kirsty is n staatmaker! Ek kon nie glo jy gaan soveel kelners benodig nie. Daar was altyd iemand om n mens met iets te help. Sou enige dag weer n troue saam met jou reel. Baie, baie dankie vir alles.
Dear Cheri, Bianca, Lauren and Aleit Academy Wow! What an incredible evening on Saturday!! I feel every attention to detail was taken care of, all the behind the scenes activities, set up, facilitation and service on the night – everything was just absolutely seamless and that is a huge credit to you all!Bianca, thank you to you for all your hard work. I believe it was our BEST ever!!Cheri, I have to thank you for being so “on point” on the evening. You were my wingman and I cannot begin to tell you how much that meant to me, having your support made the world of difference. Thank you!! We have NO words to express our most sincere and grateful appreciation to you for the huge role you play in ensuring the success of the evening. We have received nothing but compliments and we could not be prouder! We are so honoured and privileged to have you on board. You truly have given us your shoulders to stand on. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!
I want to extend my and Berns sincere thanks to you and your team for all your assistance with delivery of the wedding of Nicola and Italo. It was the first time Lovely Events has worked with the Lourensford team and we will certainly be back – beautiful venue, great team and fun to work with.Seriously though Ryno – was super to work with you and we will certainly highly recommend Lourensford going forward – Till next time.
I would just like to say thank you for the fantastic wedding we had at Lourensford - you guys are a great team and we loved working with you. We were extremely happy with our wedding and would highly recommend Lourensford to anyone that asks.
We really want to thank you for all your efforts in making our big day so special. I know that the weather must have been on your top 5 most challenging weddings but as you might have heard we loved it. It felt like a touch from heaven, a kind of dramatic effect with the establishing of our covenant. I heard many a time during that night that rain on your wedding day is a sign of many children. Watch this space - God willing of course. Please thank your team for pulling out all the stops and going the extra mile to accommodate us with the big change from the ceremony in the lane to the reception. The staff were of a very high calibre and we had no complaints of poor service. I noticed how the waiters engaged with the guests albeit remaining professional. I will send an email to Gustaff personally but you really have partnered with one amazingly gifted chef. I am sure you truly appreciate STIR's service. I also then want to thank you personally for the time leading up to the wedding. You were always available, communicated clearly and willing to accommodate us.
Thanks for your assistance with the client function at The Conservatory last night. You certainly added value, took responsibility for your part in the process and managed a few crises moments with awesome composure! It was great working with you and your colleagues.
I like to be in control and stress very easily – so from a young age I vowed I would try eliminating those characteristics on my big day. The Aleit Group has exceeded all my expectations. They gave me no reason to stress and provided a service of such excellence that I felt no need to be in control. The Aleit Group and all their service providers offer a standard of service delivery you don’t see that often anymore. It astounded us! Our families, guests and Jaco and I still comment on how exceptionally smooth the day went. We all just enjoyed ourselves whilst they took care of the details. Best decision ever!
Being a bride was the most enjoyable experience of my life, so much of my enjoyment rested on the fact that Aleit and Kirsty took care of every single detail for me. I got to be involved in all the fun stuff but they had to take care of all the details. There wasn’t a moment where I didn’t feel completely supported by them and my catch-ups with Kirsty were the highlight of my days! Aleit came with me for my first dress fitting and to buy my veil which was one of the most special moments of the whole year! His attention and advice ensured I had the most beautiful outfit on the big day! All of this is a testament to the Aleit philosophy - going above and beyond is normal, being exceptional is expected so the people we worked with always exceeded our expectations. One of the best things about working with the Aleit group was seeing how relaxed and happy my parents were throughout the wedding year and particularly over the wedding weekend. They didn’t have a single worry and got to enjoy every moment - it was so precious!
One word stands out for both of us: Professionalism. We decided to work with the Aleit Group after hearing numerous recommendations about the excellent service and exquisite attention to detail. We can truly recommend the team without any reservations – they don’t only make dreams come true, they can even improve on your wildest dreams! Everyone asked us before the wedding if we were stressed about the planning and every time we replied: “No, we are in the most capable hands.”. One of the best parts is that we grew very close to the wonderful Kirsty and Aleit, they are more than mere wedding planners, they are friends.
For us, the ability of this team to translate our vision into something so personal and perfect on the day of our wedding was wonderful. Also, working with all the service providers and pulling everything together so seamlessly without us having to worry or stress about anything was very appreciated. We often heard from other couples how stressful and hectic it is to plan a wedding but with this team everything felt very easy and was so enjoyable! Beyond that, the every person within the Aleit group and all those that were recommended were fantastic people and such a pleasure to work with.