Floral Art Club Durban very proudly celebrated 60 years of flowers, friends and fun with a fabulous morning of entertainment. A what a celebration is was ......
Message from Paula Monk, current chairman of the club -
“Words cannot express how honoured and privileged I am to have been in the chair for this momentous event. My gratitude and immense feeling of pride that Durban Floral Art’s Diamond Jubilee was such a success, knows no bounds. A success beyond my wildest dreams. I attribute this to the wonderful team spirit of everyone behind the scenes, the amazing décor on the tables and everyone who supported us to make this happen. My heartfelt thanks to everyone who shared the morning. All contributing factors. I cannot single anyone out as I feel everyone there was a winner. In the immortal words of Dean Martin’s song “Memories are made of this!” Paula Monk and Committee of the Floral Art Club Durban”
Paula Monk with her "Fair Lady"
What a special day this was, bringing together members past and present, and being entertained with fabulous dancing, beautiful music and amazing fashion!
Vassie Nayanah with Veronica Lavoipierre welcoming the guests.
News through the years!
Our Master of Ceremonies, the gorgeous Karen Monk Klijnstra!
The scrumptious eats and pretty table settings, and a hall filled with beautiful and talented ladies!
Zakya Khan won best dressed table.
Our much loved and esteemed Honorary members - Rosemary Ladlau, Mona Edds and Hester O'Brien.
Remembering the good old days!
The delicious cake made especially for us by our own talented Mary Leigh.
Greg Wallace compering the fashion show and receiving donations for his charity, Save the Babies - thanks to all our members and visitors who donated so generously.
The fabulous dancers, Mark Wilson and Mandy, of Mark Wilson Studios, who put on an awesome display of dance.
The very talented Chloe Clark sang her way into our hearts!
The beautiful models who kindly gave of their time to show us the latest fashions from Calypso Boutique in Hillcrest!
Thank you Michelle and Gaby for sharing your new winter and spring ranges with us and Wendy for helping with the co ordinating!
A very big thank you firstly to our members and visitors who shared this amazing day with us. Special thanks to Karen Monk Klijnstra for being our MC, Greg Wallace for compering the fashion show, Vegmoflora for the generous donation of flowers to decorate the hall and the bouquets, Matthew Legemaate who kindly took our stunning professional photographs, Chloe Clark for singing, Mary Leigh for the Cake, and Calypso for the fashion.
We would also like to thank Paula Monk for the donation of the beautiful necklace won by Rosemary Ladlau, and Michelle from Calypso for the gift voucher, Chloe Clark for the donation of a CD, Trevor and Margaret Human and Leila Paruk for donations of other prizes for the raffle.
And last but not least a huge thank you to Paula Monk and all her committee who staged this fabulous event - an event where old and new friends met again, where fond memories were shared and which will be remembered by all for many years to come!