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south africa

This is Offbeat Bride’s collection of real wedding stories and pictuers from Cape Town and Johannesburg, plus South Africa wedding venues and more!

Wedding vows for a second marriage

Lauren and Chris got married South Africa, and had the perfect vows for a second marriage.

April Fool's Day wedding in South Africa as seen on @offbeatbride

I pity the fool who doesn’t see this South African April Fool’s Day wedding

Tay and Matt rocked their April Fool’s Day wedding with a colorful festival-style picnic wedding in South Africa. Get ready for live music, bouncy castles, blankets and pillows picnic-style, lawn games, and so so so much style. Don’t miss the bride’s gorgeous curled mohawk and her bridesmaids getting ready outfits: onesies!

Let’s take a look at the shenanigans, games, and potential blanket forts at this South African wedding…

Lisa & Waide’s South African farm wedding

We are loving the vintage-inspired DIY details, burlap decor and fabric flowers, and lovely farm venue at this South African wedding. But when you see the bride’s multi-layered, multicolored dress, you’ll feel right tingly in all the right ways. Add in some mini dinosaurs, fire dancing, and a really gorgeous grey cake, and you’ll be on board just like us.

George & Jade’s intimate Cape Town wedding

Capetown’s gorgeous scenery is the perfect backdrop for this sweet and intimate chapel wedding. You need to see this bride’s necklace/shoulder jewelry AND the groom’s adorable I’m-so-happy-to-marry-this-woman cheer or else our work isn’t done. Our only regret is not being invited to their second ceremony in Zimbabwe!

Carmen & Grant’s weekend getaway “crocodiles on safari” wedding

When a crocodile invites himself to the wedding, you pretty much have to show him a good time… or else! And these two totally did that with their South African dishes and Amarula, the bride’s awesome gossamer wings, the Harry Potter ring book, and the sweet wine box ceremony. Check out the rest of the wedding and keep an eye out for various fauna that might be on the loose.

Why I’m making my wedding flowers out of the Constitution

I came up with a wedding flower idea that excited me quite a bit. I decided that some of my paper wedding flowers will be made out of old copies of the current Constitution of South Africa. The reason is, I love the Constitution. I don’t love it just because I’m a South African lawyer and we’re supposed to like laws — I love it because of the freedom it represents…