South African Meets Irish Festival-Inspired Wedding

This Irish couple went for a South African wedding with festival vibes and lush florals

This Irish couple went for a South African wedding with festival vibes and lush florals

Fionnuala and Michael’s wedding was a celebration of South African and Irish heritage, it was a beautiful and relaxed festival-inspired wedding.

Describing their day as “Bohemian meets Bushveld“, Fionnuala and Michael wanted to give their Irish guests a taste of true South African hospitality. They held their ceremony and reception at the Intundla Game Lodge. Their ceremony was under a beautiful structure with streaming floral garlands and ribbons to protect them from the South African sun in the most beautifully bohemian way possible.

The bride was wearing a gorgeous embellished wedding dress, with grey beaded shoulders and a matching sash. She finished her look with a wavy side hairstyle and some glitter grey shoes. Michael’s Dee Graham suit was made of a delicious damask pattern and their bridesmaids – last minute emergency bridesmaids who stepped up to fill the boots of some very disappointed nieces in Ireland – wore beautiful grey Boohoo dresses.

After the I dos, they celebrated with drinks and Skyping family back home before moving inside for the reception, into a beautiful open-windowed room decorated with draping and more hanging flowers. The wedding reception was done with neutral textiles, with wooden placemats and lush and vibrant floral centerpieces. There were many birdcages decorated with blooms hanging overhead. To stay in line with their casual, festival-influenced inspirations, Fionnuala and Michael finished off the night with a bonfire. Despite many of their family being half way across the world, it looks like an amazing day – congratulations guys!

The bride was wearing a fully embellished fitting wedding gown with a cutout back, grey embellished shoulders and a sash

The bride was wearing a fully embellished fitting wedding gown with a cutout back, grey embellished shoulders and a sash

The wedding dress features a V-neckline and the bride finished her look with long waves down

The wedding dress features a V-neckline and the bride finished her look with long waves down

Her shoes were matching grey glitter ones with multiple straps

Her shoes were matching grey glitter ones with multiple straps

The groom was wearing a three-piece wedding suit with a green blazer with a damask pattern and a bow tie

The groom was wearing a three-piece wedding suit with a green blazer with a damask pattern and a bow tie

The bridesmaids were wearing embellished grey lilac maxi dresses and the groomsmen were rocking black tuxedos

The bridesmaids were wearing embellished grey lilac maxi dresses and the groomsmen were rocking black tuxedos

The wedding arch was made of wood, with some blusha nd white fabric and lush blooms hanging down

The wedding arch was made of wood, with some blusha nd white fabric and lush blooms hanging down

The wedding reception was neutral, with lush blooms and greenery used for centerpieces

The wedding reception was neutral, with lush blooms and greenery used for centerpieces

There were many faux birdcages hanging overhead and decorated with fresh blooms

There were many faux birdcages hanging overhead and decorated with fresh blooms

The couple skyped to their family and friends that were left in Ireland to share the moment

The couple skyped to their family and friends that were left in Ireland to share the moment