New Year's Eve River WeddingSamantha and Mike’s Zambezi RiverZambezi River, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

New Years Eve 2020. What a day to get married! I don’t even know where to start with this beautiful Black Tie wedding… The fact that Samantha and Mike managed to pull it off was quite outstanding in itself. A cyclone expected, all the uncertainty surrounding Covid-19 restrictions, the list carried on. But it happened! And with so much love, happiness, wildness and pure unrestrained joy. Huge emotion, huge love, huge blue skies (which never unloaded) – and certainly one major party (how the newly-weds managed to make it to their dawn photo & video shoot at the actual Victoria Falls the next morning I’ll never know – but well done Samantha and Mike for that!!)

Samantha and Mike you two were a real and total pleasure to work with – Samantha your wholeheartedness and enthusiasm and love for life shines through – you wear your heart on your sleeve and its just such a pleasure to capture. Mike – the solid force of calm and consideration – and also a very good sport at six in the morning, after 2 hours sleep and a very big party behind him.

All the best for the rest of your bright future together. It was such a pleasure being there for the start of it.

Victoria Falls Wedding Zimbabwe

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Venue: The Riverside Venue – Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Wedding Officiant: Family friend – Larry Norton

Wedding and Day Coordinators: Louise Nielsen & Team – Vic Falls Occasions

MC: Michael’s Aunt – Julia Sinclair

Caterer: Ilala Lodge

Flowers, Set-Up & Décor: Louise Nielsen & Team – Vic Falls Occasions

DJ: Mark & Phillippa van Deventer – Sounds Vantastic Events

Cake, Hors d’oeuvres & Snacks: Jessica Gower – Frosting on Safari

Make Up: Jamie Schlatcher

Hair: Fiona Mason

Dress & Bridal Boutique: Ainsa – St. Patrick by Pronovias – Garnish Boutique  

Bridesmaids dresses: Azazie – Davis Black

Wedding Bands: The Diamond Channel – South Africa

Equipment Hire: Rooneys Zimbabwe, Venue Umwinzii, Bush Cuisine

Videography: Matt Blair – Matthew Blair Films

Groomsman suits: Jos. A. Bank

Houses: Kerry and Clive Bradford, and Mike Thorne

Invitation & Crest Design Artwork: Katherine Boggs

Invitations: Samantha’s Godmother – Leslie Habicht – Hillendale Press, Baltimore

Name places & Table numbers: Jacqueline Cable Signed With Love

 

 

 

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