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!
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.
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.
This happy bride didn’t need her heels much as she decided to walk barefoot down the rose petal-littered aisle!
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!
The couple also brought a few personal mementos, like their parents’ old wedding photos.
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!
The couple stole a few minutes to make a toast as husband and wife before their grand exit.
A Lively Grand Exit
The elated bride had one final wardrobe change into a playful fringe dress.
The lovely couple made their way to their getaway jeep as guests showered them in flower petals!
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!