A Safari Wedding With an English Twist

The Story: For countless couples, destination weddings are the ultimate goal. What we love about this wedding is the way that these planners ave taken this popular concept, and made it accessible to everyone. Rather than trekking to Africa or Asia, this safari takes place in Devon, England. 

The Location: The Deer Park was chosen as the venue due to its on-theme fit. It’s a tranquil and sophisticated setting, which even has its own wooden treetop lodgings. The planners transformed this breathtaking Devonshire setting, to make the couple feel like they were eloping in Africa.

The Vibe: The safari theme dictated the entire style of this editorial shoot, which used a rural setting and gave it a vintage, 1900’s safari makeover. With destination weddings being completely in-accessible during the pandemic (and being a more difficult and expensive option on a regular year), this shoot is made to prove how possible it is to bring your destination wedding vibes home.

The Details: The look was inspired by early 1900’s fashions, but was given a modern edge. The colour palette was clean and simple, with crisp cream and beige linens as the dominant fabrics.The bride wore an ivory, vintage dress from Isabelle Montagu Bridal with a drop waist sash and lace detailing across the neckline and shoulders. The groom wore a light cotton shirt with stone coloured trousers, a matching jacket and a Panama-style hat. To fit this retro style, the décor was kept clean and natural. Wooden animals that came from Kenya made a cute tablescape feature. 


  • If you are incorporating a theme, keep it simple. Don’t go overboard or it may look tacky. Sometimes a subtle nod is enough. 
  • If in doubt, go with minimal accessories to keep your look clean and chic.
  • Using exotic flowers doesn’t have to be expensive. Large pink protea made a great, affordable focal point for the florals. 



Shoot Organiser & Photographer: Jennifer Jane Photography // Venue: The Deer Park // Dress & Shoes: Isabelle Montagu Bridal // Jewellery: Erin Cox Jewellery // Makeup Artist: Jai Prettejohn // Hair Stylist: Natalie Nichols // Menswear: Monsieur Mojo // Cake: Claire Makes Cakes // Florist: Flowers By Sophie Millington // Stationery: Hiphip Hooray // Table: Virginias Vintage Hire // Chairs & Wicker Table: The Prop Factory // Wicker Chair, Suitcases & Soda Cipher: Keeping it Vintage // Table Linen Lighthouse Interiors // Crockery: Wedgwood // Glassware: Marks & Spencer // Cutlery: Zara Home // Model: Jasmine Lam // Model: Paul Wong