South African Safari Wedding

An American girl decides to pack up her life and move to South Africa for the man she loves. This is the stuff fairy tales are made of. Enjoy this beautiful safari wedding that showcases the breathtaking beauty of South Africa – and shows why Becky chose this country as her new home!

The dress

My wedding dress was a Monique Lhuillier Alencon lace gown that I chose while shopping with my Mother in America – I just couldn’t imagine finding my gown without her. I had fallen in love with the dress online (it was from an old collection).

The story

I am originally from America, but was sent by the company I work for, to South Africa for a one-year contract. It would be in Johannesburg, whilst enjoying my time abroad, where I would meet Kevin. We met at a Halloween party, and decided to go on a date, because we were both vegetarians and wanted to check out the restaurant of a vegetarian-friendly chef we both heard of.  Upon arriving at the restaurant on our first date, we were informed that the chef had quit the day before – great start. The food was, to use the waitrons own words – ‘a terrible mistake’. In spite of all this, we had a wonderful date, which quickly led to many more.Six months later I returned to America – my heart was broken. I was home, but something didn’t feel right. Our physical separation only lasted six months; I quit my job and returned to South Africa to be with Kevin. A few months later, Kevin proposed on the side of a cliff on a private canopy tour in the Magaliesburg Mountains – and of course I said yes!

Planning your big day

Planning Tip:
Kevin and I utilised online sharing of documents on Google Drive so that our checklists were always accessible and up-to-date.