I’m pretty sure that I’ve never featured any wedding inspiration that features a giraffe before, and I’m super-excited to share these incredible ideas for a luxury safari wedding.
If you’re considering a wedding abroad you may have visions of a deserted beach or poolside setting, but have you thought about a safari location? Once you see these ideas I’m sure you will be adding a safari location to your list of wedding abroad options.
Of course, the beautiful, natural surroundings of the bush landscape takes centre stage. Set right in the heart of the Bushveld, Cheetah Ridge Lodge in Nambiti Private Game Reserve, South Africa, it is the perfect setting for these fine art, luxury, yet rustic wedding ideas.
I love the romantic, minimalist tablescape with the fabulous blooms, beautiful glassware, and gold candleholders, cutlery and antlers. The addition of rustic items such as the leather chairs and napkin rings adds a subtle nod to the location. Rich, warm textures of leather and wood mixed with the soft silk, tulle and lace create a real sensual feast.
The tipi style ceremony arch is so cute, providing a pretty backdrop without obscuring the incredible views.
Coordinated by Oh Happy Day, this safari wedding styling inspiration lends itself perfectly to a fabulous destination wedding or a romantic, intimate elopement. Enjoy these gorgeous pictures, captured by Brightgirl Photography.
Romantic Safari Experience
“We wanted to create a signature, luxury experience to appeal to both international couples and local brides wanting a safari-style wedding in the African Bush. You could extend this concept further, to honeymoon and elopement options for international clientele seeking an authentic and romantic safari experience. Often overlooked by brides, so we wanted to showcase what KwaZulu-Natal has to offer from a safari perspective.
“We wanted the beauty of the bush to be the highlight of our shoot, and chose a natural colour palette with luxury finishes. Key elements included the gorgeous bush-inspired stationery suite and choice of florals. By using options that reminded us of Africa, while staying true to and complimenting our surroundings, we let the natural beauty of the bush speak for itself.”
Photography: Brightgirl Photography
Styling, Co-ordination and Flowers: Oh Happy Day
Shoot Location: Cheetah Ridge Lodge, Ladysmith, South Africa
Dresses: Laced in Love Bridal
Accessories: Lauren Batchelor Jewellery
Hair and Make-Up: Blend Makeup and Hair
Suits: Kingsley Heath
Lingerie: Lauren Judith-Anne
Brand Consultant: Ask Ashe
Models: Chantelle and Brad from York Models