Wild Safari Elopement In The Masai Mara

This chic couple went for a wild at heart wedding in the Masai Mara in Africa

This chic couple went for a wild at heart wedding in the Masai Mara in Africa

Aaliyah and Gabriel had exactly the wedding they wanted – on safari in the Masai Mara over the course of a four day trip. Aaliyah is from Burundi, Gabriel is Tunisian and they wanted to have a wedding that focused on them and the incredible world around them, no fuss, guests or details. So, they decided to elope.

The wedding theme was ‘wild at heart’. The idea behind it was something very organic yet elegant and formal. The couple wanted something quite classic with our attire and the décor but with a sort of wildness behind it with the location.  The color scheme came from the picture of a Masai necklace and from a classic British registry wedding and more formal and elaborate weddings in Italy.

The couple was wearing rather formal and chic outfits – a white suit with a colorful boutonniere and a black tie for the groom and a white lace midi fitting wedding dress for the bride. She finished off her look with a little hat and chic heels with wings.

The most magical part of the day for them both was the ceremony. Held under a tree in the middle of the desert with wild animals in the distance, it was truly as they always hoped and imaged it might be. They didn’t do any DIY and obviously managed to save a lot of money by not having any guests. However, using air miles, they were able to upgrade their flights to first class! Their magical wedding adventure ended with a hot air balloon ride, the perfect end to the most amazing trip.

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The color scheme was inspired by the masai necklaces

The color scheme was inspired by the masai necklaces

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The bride was wearing a white lace fitting wedding dress and a hat, the groom was wearing a white suit with a black tie

The bride was wearing a white lace fitting wedding dress and a hat, the groom was wearing a white suit with a black tie

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Her bouquet was simple and was made of white and yellow roses

Her bouquet was simple and was made of white and yellow roses

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She finished the look with gorgeous shoes with wings on the back - so whimsy

She finished the look with gorgeous shoes with wings on the back - so whimsy

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The wedding took place in the real savannah

The wedding took place in the real savannah

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The couple were exchanging the vows under a big tree

The couple were exchanging the vows under a big tree

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The wedding tablescape was done with bright blooms, green chairs and some succulents

The wedding tablescape was done with bright blooms, green chairs and some succulents

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The food was simple and homey

The food was simple and homey

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The wedding cake was naked, with some greenery and fresh blooms on top

The wedding cake was naked, with some greenery and fresh blooms on top

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In the evening the bride changed for her traditional wedding dress

In the evening the bride changed for her traditional wedding dress

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The couple went for a hot air balloon ride after the wedding

The couple went for a hot air balloon ride after the wedding