Adriana & Andrew met in Guam but now live on the island of Hawaii. They decided to travel to South Africa, which had been on their bucket list, to tie the knot and honeymoon at the same time.  Their journey to forever took them into the heart of the African bush. Within the untamed beauty of Kruger National Park, Mdluli Safari Lodge set the stage for their unforgettable safari elopement.

Bush ceremony

Under the expansive canopy of an Acacia tree, Adriana and Andrew exchanged heartfelt vows. Their words carried the weight of a lifetime of love and commitment. They were surrounded by the symphony of nature and the grunting and “yawning” of nearby hippos. The tranquil dam, filled with these magnificent creatures, provided a breathtaking backdrop. Surrounded by the raw splendor of nature, they sealed their union with a kiss, marking the beginning of a new chapter together. It was an intimate affair, filled with joy, laughter, and the undeniable magic of the African wilderness. And all under the watchful eye of our ranger, making sure everyone was safe and free to enjoy the experience.

They popped a bottle of delicious South African bubbly and enjoyed some traditional snacks. Afterwards, Adriana and Andrew embarked on a romantic photo shoot in the bushveld. The golden light of the African sun bathed them in its warmth. From dramatic savannah vistas and huge trees to secluded spots, every photo reflected their adventurous spirits and unbreakable bond.

Dinner under the stars

As the day transitioned into night, Adriana and Andrew’s celebration continued with a private, candlelit dinner for two. Under star-studded skies, amidst the flickering glow of lanterns and the serenade of nocturnal wildlife, they toasted to their future, surrounded by the magic of the African bush. They dined on gourmet cuisine infused with African flavors. The chef baked them a special mini wedding cake to finish off their safari elopement experience.

Adriana and Andrew’s safari elopement was not just a celebration of love, but a testament to the wild and untamed spirit that binds two souls together. It reminds us that love is an adventure that can lead us to the most unexpected places and create memories that will last a lifetime. And as they embark on this new chapter of their lives together, their safari elopement will forever remain a cherished chapter in their love story.

Venue & Accommodation – Mdluli Safari Lodge | Photographer – Marne Photography | Hair & Makeup –  Edge Beauty | Marriage Officer – Louise from Runaway Romance Marriage Officers | Planning, flowers, décor and on the day coordination – Runaway Romance |


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