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Your true love may have tamed your wild heart, but your eye for wedding inspiration? Well, that will never be reigned in! Head to the African wilderness, get lost in the grasslands, and say "I do," Out of Africa-style with safari-inspired nuptials, brimming with earthy and elegant details.
Hunt for big day ideas in the land of big game, where lions, leopards, and elephants roam. For a wedding just as graceful, majestic, and richly organic as your love, this inspiration mood board is just waiting to be explored!
Leave the cheetah print stateside and instead use the romantic hues of Africa's lush landscape. Then, get wild with crystal, bronze, gold details to glam up your neutral Serengeti-inspired color scheme. These deep green and gilded invitations from Ellen Weldon are right on hue and your guests won't be able to help answering the call of the wild.
Remember those vintage photographs of early twentieth century British safaris? Steal some inspo from their open-air, billowy white canvas tents. Dine al fresco under a glamorous wedding tent, lit with twinkling romantic lanterns and covered in hanging greenery garlands.
Let your vision fully bloom with a bouquet of pretty proteas (an exotic South African blossom) and call upon gauzy, breezy white fabrics to transform you into the queen of the desert. Who needs a wedding dress when you can get wild with a ruffled silk-orgranza skirt and show a swath of skin in a crisp white button-down? You'll be able to dance under a blanket of stars with ease.
You don't need to travel halfway around the world to bring your wedding day vision to life. And there's no need to call in the African wildlife. (But, hey, if you can find an elephant in middle America, more power to you.) All you need is to be wild at heart (and crazy in love!)
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1. Lantern, $180, Skargaarden, available at The Dwell Store; 2. Bunny tail grass, bride protea, and delphinium bouquet, price upon request, Fifty Flowers; 3. "Safari Style" invitation, starting at $35 each, Ellen Weldon, LLC; 4. Shirt, $225, Theory; 5. Silk-organza skirt, price upon request, Watters; 6. Earrings, $34, Bauble Bar