Safari wedding at Port Lympne Hotel and Reserve

Megan & Matt’s safari wedding at Port Lympne, was just incredible. From an elegant ceremony to the cool and awesome safari watching Rhinos and Giraffes! It doesn’t get much better than that! Check out their amazing day below!

First names: Megan & Matthew
Ages: 27 & 28
Wedding date: 31.05.2019
Venue: All Saints Church & Port Lympne Wild Animal Reserve, Hythe.

How did you guys meet, tell me all?

We met whilst I was on a gap year working in a pub, it was my night off and I was minding my own business having a few drinks with a friend when Matt decided he wanted to use the dartboard positioned directly above my head. After a few darts were thrown what seemed directly at me, he came over and asked for my number and I guess the rest is history.

How did you get engaged, is there a cool story?

I was planning on proposing to Megan on a holiday to the Dominican Republic, we had carefully researched the holiday together and I wanted it to be very special. Unfortunately, things did not go to plan and the holiday was a total disaster. After having to go through the stress of concealing the ring through the airport a few nights in Megan decided to say ‘wouldn’t it be awful if you had planned to propose to me on this holiday given everything that’s gone wrong’ My heart sunk and I had to reconsider my grand plans..

I ended up proposing to her on our anniversary when we arrived home and I put together a treasure hunt with memory boards and clues around the house. She was more than surprised..

What made you choose your wedding venue, did you look at many?

We both absolutely adore animals and wanted a venue where everyone could stay on site – Port Lympne over delivered in so many ways and we just knew it was right for us from the moment we stepped onto the mansion grounds and gardens.

What was the inspiration/theme of your wedding?

We have gone with an elegant safari theme, Megan is a real girly girl so of course there will be hues of pinks, corals and rose gold too!

What is your first song and why?

King Princess 1950 – this song signifies elements of how our dating relationship went and it’s one of Megan’s favourites. You know what they say ‘Happy wife, happy life after all’.

What would be your number one tip to other couples planning their wedding?

Remember to keep coming back to why you two are both getting married, try not to get too caught up in trying to please everyone and keep a track of your budget as things very quickly spiral out of control.

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The photography: All images captured with two Fujifilm X-T3 cameras.
Fujinon XF 16mm f1.4 R WR, Fujinon XF 23mm f1.4 R, Fujinon XF 35mm f1.4 R and Fujinon XF 56mm f1.2.

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