A South African Safari Destination Wedding

Since her family is from South Africa and her favorite thing to do is to go on safari, it’s a no-brainer that Kirsten and Matt opted to have a destination wedding in Pilanesburg National Park, South Africa. And dang, it was an adventure in the most fantastic sense.

Friends from all over flew in to Johannesburg and then piled into a bus for the long trek to the Bakubung Bush Lodge for a multi-day celebration. There was a ukulele serenade, marimba music, a traditional cookout, an epic sunset safari drive (complete with lions, rhinos, elephants and giraffes), and an end of the evening jump in the pool to top it off. There’s epic weddings and then there’s this one off in its comfortable yet exciting league of its own.

** No wedding rings were perpetually lost in the end of the night pool splashing.