Lizel & Guy’s African Safari Wedding

by Monique on December 10, 2014 · 0 comments

Game drives, dinner under a starlit sky and rustic décor, this African safari wedding is mesmerising!

Lizel & Guy's African Safari Wedding

Using a neutral colour palette of soft grey, complemented by white roses and DIY hessian (burlap) décor, this wedding is a must-see! 

Sweet ring shot

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Outdoor African Safari Wedding  ceremony venue

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How We Met

My husband, Guy Steele, and I met in 2012 when I started working in our corporate finance division.
Being an Afrikaans girl from a small town I came to the big city not knowing what to expect. A few year later, I found myself falling in love with the most amazing and kindest man on earth.

Here is how my husband describes our relationship:
“I always hoped to meet and marry a girl just like Lizel – Beautiful, intelligent, strong values and morals, and the list goes on.

I never thought I would be fortunate enough to marry the original. Right from the start I was always interested in the softly spoken Afrikaans girl from Klerksdorp (yes, she did start out soft spoken). I would always try to find an excuse to ask her something even when the answer was of no importance to me. When she went for tea, I would suddenly feel an urge for some rooibos – and I hate rooibos.

The first time Lizel took my breath away was at a go-cart racing day, she looked at me with her beautiful bluey/green eyes and I felt like Stan from South Park – except that I didn’t throw up! I told my mates that I had met my future wife.

It wasn’t until much later that year that our relationship took a turn for the best and we have never looked back. My time spent with Lizel has been the happiest of my life and the sweetest cherry on top was when Lizel agreed to be my wife. I still have to pinch myself sometimes.”

The Proposal

Being bush-lovers, Guy proposed to me in the glass house of the Phinda Mountain Lodge, which has one of the biggest sand forest on the planet, in September 2013. I screamed so loud, the game rangers came to ‘rescue’ us from wild animals! :)

The groom and his groom's men at an African Safari Wedding

Zebra foal at an South African Safari Wedding

Outdoor African Safari Wedding  Ceremony

Outdoor African Safari Wedding  Ceremony

Outdoor African Safari Wedding  Ceremony

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Rustic hanging décor at an African safari wedding

Drinks table at an outdoor African Safari Wedding

The Wedding

It was a weekend away with approximately 110 guests. All our guests stayed on the reserve, went on morning and afternoon game drives and had a boma-dinner on the Saturday night under the African sky. Our wedding was a real African experience with natural bush colours, white roses, hessian décor – to match the rusty bush atmosphere – and lots of attention to detail.

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Bride and groom portraits at an African safari wedding

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Rustic DIY décor at an African safari wedding

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Three-tier wedding cake at an African safari wedding

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Watch their gorgeous wedding video below…

Guy + Lizel from Blimp Wedding Films on Vimeo.

{Photographer} Rensche Mari  {Videographer} Blimp Wedding Films {Venue} Karongwe Private Reserve {Wedding Planner} Estelle from Karongwe {Wedding Dress} Olivelli {Grooms Suit} Hugo boss {Décor} DIY by bride and mother of the bride

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