Amanda Duncan Photography | Sean & Brigitte's Game Reserve Wedding South Africa

Sean & Brigitte's Game Reserve Wedding South Africa

March 07, 2017  •  9 Comments

It is not every day you get asked to photograph a wedding in South Africa.  Sean & Brigitte said their I do's in the middle of Tala Game Reserve, Durban in Arcacia Lodge which is situated right in the middle of the reserve by a watering hole with 360 degrees views of amazing African bush.  They wanted to have a wedding that reflected their love of the bush and their passion for wildlife.

So to the story of their day, I have asked Brigitte & Sean to answer a few questions about their special day which started really hot with blue skies and puffy clouds and so getting ready began ........

How did you both meet?

"We met on Nambiti Private Game Reserve, near Ladysmith in KwaZulu-Natal.  I was part of the new reserch team, and Sean started not long after me as a ranger.  We met in the middle of the bush while he was doing some bush-clearing and I was tracking our research animals".

Onto the men ....

What was the biggest obstacle you had to overcome while organizing your wedding?

"The biggest challenge was organizing everything from a distance.  Not being in South Africa meant we weren't able to meet our suppliers, or to do things like choosing linen and decor pieces in person, or sampling menus.  We were very fortunate to have the support of all our family, they did a lot of running around and sending emails and photos back and forth to make sure we were happy with everything".

Riding high on the way to the venue ......

and then the ceremony begins ......


And then there was confetti ....

What were the highlights of your day?

"The whole day was just amazing and it's really hard to choose moments.  If we had to choose we'd say our favorite moments were

The process of getting ready with our family and closest friends

The moment we saw each other coming down the aisle

The creative photo shoot game drive

Dancing the night away with all of our loved ones".

 The romantic couple (not often you get the chance to photograph giraffe's and rhino's in the background of a couple photo shoot very special!)

onto the evening the weather now thunder and lightening ......

Where did you get your ideas and inspiration from?

"We are both bush people and wanted a wedding that reflected our love of the bush and passion for wildlife.  The rustic venue with neutral colors was just perfect for us.  We always knew we wanted animal centerpieces and my mom found the artists who made our favors and centerpieces.  Our families collaborated on ideas for all the other decor pieces, the jars, hearts, signs, table plan and table set up, it was amazing as it made it all really personable".

and finally dancing the night away to the heavy beat of the African music..........




Jocelyne de Coriolis(non-registered)
Thank you for sharing with us those beautiful photos of the wedding of Brigitte & Sean in that amazing site in that gorgeous country that is Africa
For us the family abroad it is a magnificient gift
Wish Brigitte & Sean all the Love they deserve, that they live happily ever after
Love, Hugs & Kisses from Mauritius ❤️
Colleen Stevenson(non-registered)
Beautiful couple and beautiful images. x
Jenny de Coriolis(non-registered)
Amazing photos of a very special day, captured beautifully. You were so relaxed and organised - can see why Brigitte and Sean wanted you to do the photos. Thank you for everything and hope to see you again on my next visit. Brigitte and Sean your photos are amazing, capturing your special day so beautifully. Such wonderful memories xx
Judy Ratner(non-registered)
Amazing wedding, amazing pics and an amazingly in love couple. So privileged to have been there to share in their day. Cheers to an even more amazing future together x x
Danny Costello(non-registered)
Wow, incredible work Amanda. Beautiful, natural and elegant photography. Bridget and Sean must be over the moon :) Great job x
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