We are seriously obsessed with today’s safari themed wedding! From the bride’s amazing custom-made dress to the fabulously unique safari theme, this wedding is absolutely dripping with style. Laura’s vision for her wedding was a fusion of her love for Anthropologie and their honeymoon location of South Africa (we are very jealous!). With these elements in mind, she planned an exotic DIY wedding, held at the UC Berkeley Botanical Gardens. Even the threat of rain couldn’t dampen their spirits. In fact, we think all the colorful rainboots and umbrellas make for some pretty darn cute photos! And speaking of photos, we can’t think of anyone who could have captured this better than Sara of onelove photography!

Bouquet and Plaid Bowtie

Walking on dirt road with ruffled dress

This dress may just be our most favorite – ever. The ruffles, the sweet bow in the back, and the fact that it was handmade by Parker’s aunt!

Smiling Bride and Groom

Green gumboots and red umbrella

All of the bridesmaids wore vintage dresses from Etsy. Laura’s three sisters wore different colorful ones, and all the rest of the bridesmaids wore black.

Super cute flower girls. We love the “here comes the bride” sign.

What an amazing setting for a wedding!

We adore Laura’s sparkly bolero! Such a stylish way to stay warm.

Laura gathered over 50 vintage tea tins for the flower arrangements and made the tablecloths from burlap she bought in bulk.

The tables were named after animals you might see on a safari. Such a fun idea! We also love the oversized clothespins holding them up.

Instead of a wedding cake, Laura and Parker baked over 160 mini-apple pies in mason jars for each guest’s dessert. Here is the tutorial they used to accomplish this dessert feat!

Safari Themed Wedding Statues

We love the elaborate safari themed photobooth! Can you believe they actually had giant giraffe statues?

Safari Themed Wedding Statues 2

Love it! Can someone please have a wedding just like this and invite us?

 

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Featured in this Wedding

Ceremony: UC Berkeley Botanical Gardens
Reception: Montclair Women’s Cultural Art Club
Florist: Sonset Flowers
Day of Wedding Coordinator: Jewell Chung
Caterer: Culinary Excellence
Bowtie: thetiebar.com

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Brancoprata - April 21, 2011

This wedding puts a BIG smile on my face… everything is adorable and fun!!

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Rita@Rent My Dust - April 21, 2011

One of the cutest weddings that I have ever seen! Love the rain boots and all the lovely COLOR!!! WTG Laura & Parker!!!

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tahni - April 21, 2011

love this wedding you guys! all the color is fun- i just like them a lot!

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eleGALA - April 21, 2011

This is adorable! We love!

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forget.me.knot.weddings - April 21, 2011

This wedding has to be one of my faves! Love everything about it!

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postcards and pretties - April 21, 2011

this wedding has such a great vibe. Anthropologie + South Africa = awesome!!

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the Perfect Palette - April 21, 2011

LOVE that bouquet, LOVE that bowtie, LOVE that they all had wellies in case it rained… AND LOVE all the colors they used! OH, one more thing- LOVE the suspenders on the groom. SUPER fun 🙂 xoxo, chrissy.

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Leah - April 21, 2011

I love everything about this wedding! The bouquet and dress are stunning and i love all of the fun little details like the apple pies and photobooth.
Leah xx

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Laura *You Stir Me* - April 21, 2011

oh my goodness! Dear Laura, your dress rocks almost as much as you two! I love the hair and all the vintagey tin cans…and the little sparkle shrug doesn’t hurt either:)

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Alicia - April 21, 2011

I love the Hunter boots, the “Here comes the bride sign” and the large clothespins. Great details. Looks like a lovely rainy day wedding.

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Lena - April 21, 2011

I adore everything about this wedding-those bright flowers, the pies in jars, and best of all, how everyone is grinning!

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Emily Heizer Photography - April 21, 2011

OH, I LOOOOOOVE this wedding! The wellies are AMAZING! (Especially since my very first pair of Hunter boots (in teal!) came day before yesterday! I love the colors, the stand out colors for the sisters, the black bridal party- “the bridesmaids wore black” sounds catchy doesn’t it? The bridal bouquet is fantastic!

Oh, I feel so … I dunno, EXCITED and… JOYFUL! Over this wedding! 😀 I just want to hug myself and squeal a little. Maybe I’ll go hug the cat. lol

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Emily Heizer Photography - April 21, 2011

Oh and PIE! What’s not to like about mini pie?! 😀

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Emily Heizer Photography - April 21, 2011

Oh and her dress! I love her dress! The ruffles and the vertical seams or details I love it!

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chandra ~ oh lovely day - April 21, 2011

This is such a fun, pretty, full of color wedding. I LOVE it!

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Elizabeth - April 22, 2011

What’s NOT to like about this wedding?! Love her hair, those wellies and bright colored dresses, her dress is uh-mazing and love the pie in a jar idea!!

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Kristi - April 26, 2011

Wow ~ this is gorgeous fun!!! Everything about this is fabulous ~ love the wellies, the mismatched bridesmaid dresses, the here comes the bride sign, her sparkly bolero, and the dessert table!!!! All of it really 😉

xoxo
kristi

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Gorgeous gorgeous wedding!! Love the colors and the rainboots!!! super cute. Congrats to the happie couple!

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Chamonix - July 23, 2011

Oh my goodness. This is one of the most beautiful weddings I have ever seen!! I love everything about it!
Just wanted to let you know that we’ve used a photo from you site in our latest post @ No Impact Bride.

Ahh…this wedding is gorgeous!
Hope you don’t mind.
Thanks,
Chamonix

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