Lockdown Love Styled Wedding Shoot


Initiated by pro-activeness during the lockdown and the effects it had on the wedding industry for both wedding venues and wedding suppliers”

Ritsako Game Lodge together with Mzansi Bride, a collective of professional black-owned businesses in the wedding industry embarked on a styled wedding shoot to promote their offering on social media for bridal couples wishing to tie the knot soon to stay inspired by the offering the venue and the wedding suppliers have in making their dream weddings a reality.

This proudly African local collaboration seeks to leverage on the various competencies the black suppliers have in putting together a stunning bridal shoot.

The team consisted of a chef, décor supplier, wedding gowns, suits, jewelry and accessories designers. Cake suppliers, photographers, videographers, sound, lighting professional, ethnic hairstylist, make-up artist and a wedding stationery supplier also joined the team.

The wedding industry is all about Love and Happiness and new beginnings, and that is just what the styled shoot delivered on.

The styled shoot showcasing the theme, Royal City of Gold featured three real-life bridal couples who had entered an online competition to be featured in the styled wedding shoot that took place at the Ritsako four-star game lodge in the Dinokeng Game Reserve, the only free-roaming Big Five game reserve in Gauteng.

The wedding suppliers posted images all at once on their social handles tagging one another for maximum impact and social media awareness and following.

Gwen Ncube is the Marketing Manager Ritsako Game Lodge and can be contacted at Tel: 076 576 2598/079 879 0619 Email: gwen@ritsakogl.co.za