Game Farm Engagement

Right off the bat, I’m going to say this might be my favourite e-shoot ever. Louise Vorster‘s dreamy pics of Liné & Johan are just exquisite, and the whole thing took place in the African bushveld, which is my best place in the world. With some beautiful giraffes grazing elegantly in the background, a curious kudu, and lots of love and laughter between the couple, it may be the ultimate SouthBound engagement. Thanks so much for sharing, Louise!Read More

Inspiration Board {1 Theme 3 Ways}: Rock of the Bushveld

This week we’re featuring three safari-themed inspiration boards to show how a single theme can be interpreted in a number of different ways. Which one is your favourite?

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Geez Louise, did this board ever take a long time to do! But I’m glad I persevered, because even though it’s an unusual take on a safari wedding, it’s bold and unusual and I LOVE it! This week I’ve showcased two other game farm wedding ideas – one where I took the usual animal print and tried to make it as classic and elegant as possible. The second was a vintage safari, where I avoided all of the usual animal motifs. But for this one, I wanted to embrace the animals – just in a completely different way! Starting with plastic animals on the table (another awesome idea here is to spraypaint plastic animals gold, white, or even chalkboard black for your table numbers). Fill tins and other containers (extra points for truly South African brands!) with a range of wildflowers, and top up your decor with fun touches like crepe paper balls, funky tin animals, and don’t you love this garland made with painted clothes pins? Your stationer will have a ball using bright colours and animal silhouettes – I’ve gone for a loose purple, blue, pink and green scheme, but this is also a great time to incorporate that rainbow trend that wedding world is in love with at the moment! Needless to say, styling is bold – big necklaces, chunky rings, wellies. And I just adore the idea of a sunset bush ceremony under this beautiful arch, followed by wild festivities with your guests. It’s true that this idea won’t suit every couple, but you’d be surprised how easy (and FUN) it is to pull off!

Hope you’ve enjoyed your week of safari weddings! Which board did you like best?

Colours: Purple, blue, green, apricot pink.

Top row (l-r): Bride & groom (Paige Newton); crepe paper balls (Simply Jessie); tin rhino; bouquet (Simply Jessie); invitation (Zoom Photography)
Row 2: Clothespin garland (Paige Newton); bridesmaids (onelove photo); chunky ring (Zoom Photography)
Row 3: Ceremony arch; tin vase (onelove photo); animal escort cards (Mr Boddington’s Studio); plastic animals (Fat Orange Cat Studio).