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Hayley Bowlby &

Married on Mar 7, 2022 in Limpopo


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Magical Moments


Our wedding was postponed 4 times due to Covid, so our big day was a long time coming!

We had 60 guests and rented out 2 game lodges for everyone to stay - Thornybush Lodge and Saseka Tented Camp. Our guests stayed the night before and the night of the wedding.

We had a bush dinner with all our guests the night before the wedding and got to spend real quality time with our special people.

Our ceremony was at Saseka Tented Camp followed by canapés in the river bed below, in amongst the wildlife and soft setting sunshine. We were serenaded by a sax and melodic dj, sipping champagne and eating delicious food.

Our reception was at Thornybush Lodge with our guests being transported by game vehicles. We danced the night away, to epic music, under fairy lights and the moon.

It truly was the best time of our lives!

The Honeymoon


We went to Mauritius for a week

Wedding Gallery


The Venue

We got married at Saseka Tented Camp and had the ceremony at Thornybush Lodge.

Our guests stayed the night before and the night of the wedding at Saseka Tented Camp and Thornybush Lodge

My Bridal Beauty Regime

A friend of mine suggested trying the Ordinary skincare range in the buildup to the wedding. I would highly recommend for a low cost, very effective regime.

I cut out sugar and booze in the build up to the wedding which really added to a healthier looking skin tone and helped me loose a few extra kilos.

Wedding Elements

I wanted to go for a soft and classic look that looked like it fit in the setting.

We had white and peach roses.

All out Decor came from Exclusive Hire in Johannesburg

My Groom And His Groomsmen

My husband is British and wanted to wear traditional British attire at a wedding.

The groomsmen, groom, my dad and our MC all wore morning suits.

Beautiful Bridesmaids

My bridesmaid wore infinity dresses, in a taupe colour.

They were cool in the heat and the girls could wear them any way they wished to suit their body types

My Captured Moments

Our photos were captured by Natasha Laurent from Papercut Love stories and video by Koi Films

The Wedding Planner

My mum is an event planner so we worked together

Wedding Transport

Some guests flew into Hoedspruit while others drove. Game vehicles were used to transport guests between lodges and on game drives

Food & Cake

Thornybush Lodge

Wedding Stationery

My mum and I designed the stationary and got it printed at MinuteMan Express in Pretoria

The Reception and Entertainment

Our reception was epic! Our guests did not stop dancing all night!

We practiced a few moves for a first dance but really just winged it on the night!

Sound and lighting was by Resonate in Johannesburg.

Our DJ was Shaun Westwood and Sax was Jamie Faull