The history: Destination weddings are the ultimate destination for countless couples. What we love about this wedding is the way these planners have taken this popular concept and made it available to everyone. Instead of wandering to Africa or Asia, this safari takes place in Devon, England.
The site: The deer park was chosen as the venue due to its themed fit. It’s a calm and refined setting that even has its own wooden treetop shelters. The planners transformed this stunning setting in Devonshire to make the couple feel like they were fleeing to Africa.
The atmosphere: The safari theme set the overall style of this editorial shoot, which took advantage of a rural setting and gave it a vintage 1900 safari. Since destination weddings are completely inaccessible during the pandemic (and a more difficult and expensive option in a regular year), this shoot is meant to prove how possible it is to bring the mood of your destination wedding home.
The details: The look was inspired by early 20th century fashion but given a modern twist. The color palette was clean and simple, with crisp cream and beige bed linen as the dominant fabrics. The bride wore an ivory-colored vintage dress from Isabelle Montagu Bridal with a falling waist sash and lace details over the neckline and shoulders. The groom wore a light cotton shirt with stone-colored trousers, a matching jacket, and a panama-style hat. To do justice to this retro style, the decor has been kept clean and natural. Wooden animals that came from Kenya made a cute table landscape.
- When you include a topic, keep it simple. Don’t go overboard or it will look sticky. Sometimes a subtle nod is enough.
- When in doubt, use minimal accessories to keep your look clean and chic.
- Using exotic flowers doesn’t have to be expensive. Large pink proteas made a great affordable focal point for the flowers.
Shoot Organizer & Photographer: Jennifer Jane Photography // Venue: The deer park // evening shoes: Isabelle Montagu Bridal // Jewellery: Erin Cox jewelry // Make-up artist: Jai Prettejohn // Hairdresser: Natalie Nichols // Men’s clothing: Monsieur Mojo // Cake: Claire makes cake // Florist: Flowers by Sophie Millington // Stationery: Hipp Hipp Hurray // Table: Virginia’s Vintage Hire // Chairs & wicker table: The propeller factory // Wicker Chair, Suitcase & Soda Cipher: Keeping it Vintage // Table linen Lighthouse interiors // Dishes: Wedgwood // Glassware: Marks & Spencer // cutlery: Zara home // Model: Jasmine Lam // Model: Paul Wong