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KwaZulu Natal Midlands, South Africa Elopement Photo Story Award

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Nambiti Hills, KwaZulu Natal Midlands, South Africa Elopement Image - The couple exchanges private vows during their first look at their African elopement wedding with the vast African grasslands as the backdrop.

The couple exchanges private vows during their first look at their African elopement wedding with the vast African grasslands as the backdrop.

This couple came all the way from London, UK to get married in the beautiful KwaZulu Natal Midlands. They treated their intimate group of family and friends with a private game drive to view the lions, elephants and countless other wildlife at their selected private Game Lodge wedding venue.

The couple decided on a very emotional first look where they exchanged vows and private gifts. The ceremony followed with an exclusive private performance by the South African (2x Grammy award winners), the Sowetan choir.

A quick photoshoot after the passing thunderstorm followed. During the reception, the guests were treated to local Zulu dancing and an unforgettable fine dining experience under the African sky. To round the wedding off, the guests were moved inside to night canapes and another private performance by local musicians. All in all, the couple and their guests enjoyed a wonderful South African experience of food, wine, wildlife, and entertainment.

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The couple shares a private joke while their wedding guests arrive a the private game lodge at Nambiti Hills, KwaZulu Natal Midlands, South Africa

The couple shares a private joke while their wedding guests arrive at the private game lodge.

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The bride was all smiles and belly laughs of joy as she prepared for her African wedding ceremony at Nambiti Hills, KwaZulu Natal Midlands, South Africa

The bride was all smiles and belly laughs of joy as she prepared for her African wedding ceremony.

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The couple decided on a very emotional first look prior to their African wedding ceremony at Nambiti Hills, KwaZulu Natal Midlands, South Africa

The couple decided on a very emotional first look prior to their African wedding ceremony.

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The groom could not contain his emotional reaction to his beautiful bride during their first look on their African elopement wedding. - Nambiti Hills, KwaZulu Natal Midlands, South Africa

The groom could not contain his emotional reaction to his beautiful bride during their first look at their African elopement wedding.

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The groom surprised his bride with the bracelet she wanted while on holiday, 6 years prior to their wedding. They couldn't afford it at the time, but now it was her wedding gift!  - Nambiti Hills, KwaZulu Natal Midlands, South Africa

The groom surprised his bride with the bracelet she wanted while on holiday, 6 years prior to their wedding. They couldn't afford it at the time, but now it was her wedding gift!

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The groom and his sister joined in on the celebrations of the Soweto Gospel choir during their private performance at Nambiti Hills, KwaZulu Natal Midlands, South Africa

The groom and his sister joined in on the celebrations of the Soweto Gospel choir during their private performance.

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The stormy weather after the thunderstorm created beautiful moody weather for the couple's quick photo shoot in the African safari with wildlife in the background at Nambiti Hills, KwaZulu Natal Midlands, South Africa

The stormy weather after the thunderstorm created beautiful moody weather for the couple's quick photo shoot in the African safari with wildlife in the background.

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A thunderstorm was just passing and the stormy weather provided a mystical atmosphere for this fine art bridal portrait at Nambiti Hills, KwaZulu Natal Midlands, South Africa

A thunderstorm was just passing and the stormy weather provided a mystical atmosphere for this fine art bridal portrait.