Safari Themed Wedding – UC Berkeley Botanical Gardens

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

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