Victoria Falls destination weddingChloe and Hansand elephant photo bombers in the Zambezi National Park

It’s not often you have to abandon Plan A (in this case Location A) because a bull elephant wants to feed under the same ilala palm you’re doing your photo shoot under…. What a special (and welcome!) photo bomber! I must admit I was too busy making sure Chloe and Hans were safe to snap a frame with him in – but he makes an appearance in the blog, crossing the road and giving us a wary eye. We retreated graciously and surrendered the floor. 

Chitenge and bubbles in the morning, elephants and ilala palms in the afternoon. Tear-jerking speeches under a bright Zambezi sky – (sentimentally and sidesplittingly hilariously) and some dance floor action to warm your heart. 

Chloe and Hans you were both so lovely and it was really a pleasure spending the day with you two.

What a wonderful day and what a wonderful group of people who surrounded you. 

Wedding planned by the always excellent Pure Africa Weddings.

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African safari wedding on the banks of the Zambezi River in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. Wedding planning byPure Africa Weddings. Photography by Photos by Mana.

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African safari wedding on the banks of the Zambezi River in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. Wedding planning byPure Africa Weddings. Photography by Photos by Mana.

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African safari wedding on the banks of the Zambezi River in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. Wedding planning byPure Africa Weddings. Photography by Photos by Mana.

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African safari wedding on the banks of the Zambezi River in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. Wedding planning byPure Africa Weddings. Photography by Photos by Mana.

African safari wedding on the banks of the Zambezi River in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. Wedding planning byPure Africa Weddings. Photography by Photos by Mana.

African safari wedding on the banks of the Zambezi River in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. Wedding planning byPure Africa Weddings. Photography by Photos by Mana.

African safari wedding on the banks of the Zambezi River in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. Wedding planning byPure Africa Weddings. Photography by Photos by Mana.

African safari wedding on the banks of the Zambezi River in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. Wedding planning byPure Africa Weddings. Photography by Photos by Mana.

African safari wedding on the banks of the Zambezi River in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. Wedding planning byPure Africa Weddings. Photography by Photos by Mana.

African safari wedding on the banks of the Zambezi River in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. Wedding planning byPure Africa Weddings. Photography by Photos by Mana.

African safari wedding on the banks of the Zambezi River in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. Wedding planning byPure Africa Weddings. Photography by Photos by Mana.

African safari wedding on the banks of the Zambezi River in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. Wedding planning byPure Africa Weddings. Photography by Photos by Mana.

African safari wedding on the banks of the Zambezi River in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. Wedding planning byPure Africa Weddings. Photography by Photos by Mana.

African safari wedding on the banks of the Zambezi River in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. Wedding planning byPure Africa Weddings. Photography by Photos by Mana.

African safari wedding on the banks of the Zambezi River in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. Wedding planning byPure Africa Weddings. Photography by Photos by Mana.

African safari wedding on the banks of the Zambezi River in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. Wedding planning byPure Africa Weddings. Photography by Photos by Mana.

African safari wedding on the banks of the Zambezi River in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. Wedding planning byPure Africa Weddings. Photography by Photos by Mana.

African safari wedding on the banks of the Zambezi River in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. Wedding planning byPure Africa Weddings. Photography by Photos by Mana.

African safari wedding on the banks of the Zambezi River in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. Wedding planning byPure Africa Weddings. Photography by Photos by Mana.

African safari wedding on the banks of the Zambezi River in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. Wedding planning byPure Africa Weddings. Photography by Photos by Mana.

African safari wedding on the banks of the Zambezi River in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. Wedding planning byPure Africa Weddings. Photography by Photos by Mana.

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African safari wedding on the banks of the Zambezi River in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. Wedding planning byPure Africa Weddings. Photography by Photos by Mana.

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African safari wedding on the banks of the Zambezi River in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. Wedding planning byPure Africa Weddings. Photography by Photos by Mana.

African safari wedding on the banks of the Zambezi River in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. Wedding planning byPure Africa Weddings. Photography by Photos by Mana.

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Venue: Zambezi Explorer Waterfront (Pure Africa Weddings)

Wedding Officiant: David McAlpin

Wedding and Day Coordinators: Bernadette Veldsman & Shannon O’Fee – Pure Africa Weddings & Events:  https://www.victoriafallsweddings.com

MC: Paul Kemp

Caterer, Set-up, Decor & Flowers: Pure Africa Weddings & Events

 

DJ: Francis Chigwada

Cake:  Dean Jones

Make Up: Michele Vickery

Hair: Agatha’s Hair Salon Vic Falls

Dress: Pronovias

Bridesmaids dresses: Victoria Lou Bridal

Wedding Bands: Diamond’s Palace

Stationary: The Stationary Garden

Videography: Matthew Blair Film

Photography: Photos by Mana

Overseas bookings and transfers: Vanessa Williamson and Off 2 Explore

Thank you Clive Wakefield for organising the Bucks Party

Beautiful Bridesmaids: Emma McAlpin, Katerina Skelton, Charlotte Nash, Tui Wineti, Sarah Meehan

Dashing Groomsmen: Riccardo Costantini, Paul Kemp, Matthew Dobrowsky, Luke Veens, Matt Lindsay

Speakers: Sven Christensen and Megan Hinde

To our parents for all they have done and continue to do for us! A special shout out to Sarah McAlpin for all her help coordinating.  

Lastly to all our amazing friends and family that made the incredible trip to be with us on our wedding day.

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