A Breathtaking Safari Wedding in South Africa

What’s more adventurous than an African safari wedding? This couple’s intimate wedding took close friends and family on a trek to South Africa, and the entire wedding day was spent in the bush among the alluring African wildlife and scenery. Planning a destination wedding in Africa or an exotic safari-inspired wedding? Get inspired with these wild details shot by Sarah Marie Photos!
Bride and Groom with Elephant | African Safari Wedding | Sarah Marie Photos

An African Bush Wonderland

Camp Jabulani, found in the Hoedspruit Game Reserve in South Africa, was an extraordinary location for a small destination wedding, providing daily safaris, interactions with rescued elephants, and luxury suites and villas for guests.
Jabulani Camp Sign | African Safari Wedding | Sarah Marie Photos Beautiful Animal Safari in Africa | Sarah Marie Photos

Pretty Delicate Details

The bride left no detail behind! She turned to Africa for inspiration using the national flower of South Africa, a King Protea flower, as the center of her bouquet. Her classic Christian Louboutin nude heels were the perfect complement to her dreamy sequined gown.
Bride's Wedding Dress, Bouquet and Shoes | African Safari Wedding | Sarah Marie Photos This happy bride didn’t need her heels much as she decided to walk barefoot down the rose petal-littered aisle!
Rose Petal Covered Aisle | African Safari Wedding | Sarah Marie Photos Bride and Groom Taking Their Vows | Sarah Marie Photos

Colonial Era Safari Style

Old world safari styles were inspirations behind this magical ceremony. The groom’s leather boots, the bride’s cheetah print heels and a copy of Out of Africa by Isak Dinesen were splendid touches!
Bride and Groom's Shoes and Rings | African Safari Wedding | Sarah Marie Photos Cheetah | African Safari Wedding | Sarah Marie Photos Photos of the Bride and Groom's Parents | African Safari Wedding | Sarah Marie Photos The couple also brought a few personal mementos, like their parents’ old wedding photos.
Giraffe | African Safari Wedding | Sarah Marie Photos

Majestic Wilderness

The most beautiful animals were in sight, from elegant giraffes to fierce lions. The bride even had twelve grand elephants lined up as she walked down the aisle!
Impala | African Safari Wedding | Sarah Marie Photos Bride Posing with Elephant | African Safari Wedding | Sarah Marie Photos Male Lion | African Safari Wedding | Sarah Marie Photos

The couple stole a few minutes to make a toast as husband and wife before their grand exit.Bride and Groom Make a Toast | African Safari Wedding | Sarah Marie Photos Yellow Billed Hornbill | African Safari Wedding | Sarah Marie Photos

A Lively Grand Exit

The elated bride had one final wardrobe change into a playful fringe dress.

Bride in Brown Fringe Dress | African Safari Wedding | Sarah Marie Photos Rhino | African Safari Wedding | Sarah Marie Photos Bride and Groom Grand Exit Safari Wedding | Sarah Marie Photos

The lovely couple made their way to their getaway jeep as guests showered them in flower petals!

Bride and Groom Just Married in Jeep in Africa | Sarah Marie Photos
Vendors

Photographer: Sarah Marie Photos | Shoes: Christian Louboutin | Dress Store: BHLDN

What magical details do you love from this real safari wedding? Tell us in the comments!

Happy Planning!

 


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