Elopements are generally reserved for two—but sometimes a special guest is worth breaking the rules for! It’s hard to imagine a bigger bucket list moment than taking tea at Nairobi’s famed Giraffe Manor while two giraffes poke their heads through the window. But what’s more incredible than the lush grounds, the pinch-me moments, and the majestic animals, is what’s happening behind the scenes. Photographer Emma-Jane Photography shared a bit about the amazing work Giraffe Manor is doing for endangered Rothschild giraffes:
Giraffe manor is set on 12 acres of land with 140 acres of forest in Nairobi, with the main manor house dating back to the 1930s. The manor is part of the safari collection, where they have an amazing charitable foundation and environmental footprint! Giraffe populations in the wild have dramatically declined and with the purchase of the manor in 1974 the original owners started a campaign to save the endangered Rothschild giraffes.
The conservation and breeding program for the endangered giraffes sees many babies raised and then released back into the nature reserves and increased the population of the species. It was amazing to see these gentle giants so close up, and have amazing interactions with them, all while knowing there was great work going on behind the scenes.
You won’t even believe the incredible photos and moments that Emma-Jane Photography captured around the manor—not to mention the fashion! Let’s take a look!
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A Dip with Giraffes
When the couple arrived to take a dip in the pool, newly pregnant Betty and her eldest child, Lily, popped in for a visit! It was totally private and perfect—the most incredible welcome.
Exploring the Garden
Could you imagine getting ready here?!
The bride wore an ethereal Suzanne Neville gown that fit in perfectly against the luxe garden grounds.
What a moment!
A Glam Safari Dinner
After the sunset, the bride slipped into something more GLAM and the duo sat down for probably the most romantic dinner of all time.
Tea and Giraffes
Are you ready for this?
So amazing!! The couple had tea with giraffes for one last photo op before checkout. Bucket list, checked.
One last little snack with the giraffes!
So incredible, right? If you’re already planning your wedding, Giraffe Manor could be the perfect option for a honeymoon, vow renewal, or photoshoot to mark some of the most incredible moments!
photography: Emma-Jane Photography // venue name: Giraffe Manor, Nairobi, Kenya, Africa // wedding dress: Suzanne Neville // bride's shoes: Public Desire // getting ready robes: Chelsea Peers NYC // groom attire: Selected Homme Suit // paper goods: Papier // models: Emma Dearden and Kieran Parsons