“You want me to organise your wedding? Certainly Sir, at once. We will go to Africa”
Etiquette, style, professionalism, and entertainment all need to come together to create the perfect wedding. It’s a big undertaking, almost like taking on a brand-new company you have no experience in managing with a non-negotiable deadline that engenders both fear and excitement all at once as you consider the type of detail and input required. Ranging from business contracts and deposits to colour choices on ‘save the dates’, to cake tastings and pillow gifts in the bedrooms, it’s a wonder any self-respecting bride and groom make it to the alter after such a taxing ordeal.
South African law accounts for Civil Marriage, Customary Marriage and Civil Union and often traditional South African’s will hold pre- and post celebrations around the offering of lobola, a traditional white wedding and a cultural wedding in traditional dress and custom. Married couples may also choose to renew their vows, or go on that honeymoon they never had the time or the money for before. Whether you are looking for a beautiful natural landscape where you are close to Nature or a 5-star luxury-styled celebrity safari wedding, Hayward Safaris provides uniquely African wedding and marriage celebrations to suit most styles.
The Perfect Wedding
First, let’s ask what is the perfect wedding for you? Is it the church-venue-meal-cut-the-cake-and-wave-goodbye model that goes ‘without a hitch’ or is it something unique and personal to the engaged couple which delivers bespoke authenticity and personality? Does it entail cultural heritage and respectful honouring or a non-denominational co-joining and free flow celebrations that you continue to delight in, in years to come?
And there is going to be pressure to make it breathtakingly beautiful, where every detail gets a gasp of delight from your guests, a day where each one of your guests is considered, so they remain completely engaged and at one with you in celebrating the love you and your partner share.
What if we said you didn’t have to make all these decisions, that all you would have to do is decide where you wanted to get married?
There are a million wedding venues competing for your business. Hayward’s Grand Safari Company is not one of them. This is because we are not a venue per se, we are a luxury mobile African safari camp ready to prepare an exceptional experience just for you. You only need to point to your location of choice on the map of pristine wildlife nature reserves where you are assured of total privacy and we make your wedding event happen for you in 5-star safari luxury, with all the bells and whistles.
Hayward’s Wedding Menu:
Types of wedding events: Zulu, Pedi, English traditional, Safari or Outback
Types of transport for the bride: vintage car, helicopter, balloon, elephant back, camel back, horseback, horse and carriage
Venue: Bespoke 5-star tented, or under the open sky.
Culinary: An 8 course up to 22 course sit down silver service, Arabian style, traditional braai or spit.
Music: Full staged productions and DJ, full orchestra, Grand piano soloist, 5 piece quartet.
Themes: Arabian Nights, Sacred Safaris,
Pillow gifts: Beaded Ndebele bags, leather travel bags, safari wear, pith helmuts, beaded hats, engraved ostrich eggs.
Activities: Big 5 game drives, bush walks with an armed ranger, bush sundowners, picnics, and specialist astronomers.
Hayward’s Grand Safari Company
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