Thursday, September 22, 2011

A love story from the Kenyan Bush

Just last week, Gamewatchers Safaris had the pleasure of organizing the wedding of a lovely couple, Gemma and Graeme, staying at Porini Lion Camp in the exclusive Olare Orok Conservancy near Kenya's Masai Mara Game Reserve. Even more exciting than the opportunity, was that fact that Gemma and Graeme had dreamed of an authentic Masaai Bush Wedding - being in the heart of the Masaai Mara, amidst the beauty of this wilderness and taking their vows under the African Sky - and we were able to make this a reality!

The ceremony was held at on a scenic hill overlooking plains dotted with wildlife, not far from Porini Lion camp with the Mara landscape as their stage! The Masaai welcomed the beautiful couple with their traditional singing and dressed her in their finest traditional wedding attire.

Pictures are worth a thousand words, so we thought we'd share, with the bride and groom's blessing, some of Gemma & Graeme's special day with you!The Masaai elders blessed the couple and wished them all the happiness in the world. The ceremony was then finalized by a pastor who pronounced them husband & wife!

We arrange weddings at all the Porini Camps you can have your dream wedding and make this special day truly unforgettable.

The Porini Safari Camps will take care of:

Assistance with wedding planning both pre, during and after the wedding ceremony.
Free bush lunch or dinner with sparkling wine
Indigenous flora decoration
Traditional Maasai singing ceremony
A Wedding cake made in camp
Traditional Maasai elders blessings
A bottle of sparkling wine
A present for the bride and groom
Assistance with photography at no charge (Professional photographer can be organized at extra cost) Client to provide camera and film
Commissioning of the marriage celebrant and their transport
Payment of necessary fees and marriage licences

For more details on weddings at the Porini Camps, please contact our North American representative, Lyndsay Harshman.

Photos by Porini Camps

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