1 Nov

Saddlerock Ranch wedding inspiration

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outdoor wedding ideas

A beautifully designed editorial shoot inspired by zebras to kick off the first of November? We shall. Lucia of Utterly Engaged Magazine and Nancy of So Happi Together created a fictional wedding story to help inspire the editorial shoot and design elements for Propel. Inspired by the zebras at Saddlerock Ranch in Malibu, CA they mixed organic blooms and safari inspired graphic patterns to create a modern down-to-earth glamour wedding that’s rich in textures and layers of love.

safari inspired wedding ideas

safari inspired wedding ideas

organic centerpiece ideas

natural outdoor wedding ideas

The fictional story for the shoot: “She’s a city girl, that has a big heart and love for Africa. He’s a southern gentlemen who loves big adventures. Consumed with love they eloped and married among their closest friends and family in an intimate celebration for twelve.”

organic centerpiece ideas

organic tablescape ideas

Above left photo by Justin Parker

organic tablescape ideas

photo by Isa Photography

organic tablescape wedding inspiration

above photo by Daisy Blue Photography

pink ombre wedding cake

pink ombre wedding cake

ombre wedding cake

Above photo by Ashley Batz

rustic sweets table

rustic sweets table

rustic sweets table

A little ditty from Caroline Tran and her new workshop:

Propel was born from my two passions: teaching and photography. I was a high school Physics teacher before becoming a full time photographer. Though there are many reasons why I chose photography, there are also many things I miss about teaching. I especially miss the mentoring aspects of teaching – I love sharing knowledge and I love helping people reach their full potential. I am so grateful for having the opportunity to teach again.

Propel focuses on helping you build a sustainable business, and establishing your style when you shoot. We cover topics anywhere from marketing & branding to workflow. And of course, we always have a couple of beautifully styled shoots for lots of hands-on practice. I walk you through how I approach a shoot, and then give you time to practice.

Propel is an experience. Think of it like summer camp or a retreat. There’s no way to fully describe it; you just have to experience it.

Yeah, sounds pretty amazing to us! See more from this gorgeous shoot in the newest issue of Utterly Engaged, Issue No. 24 Fizz & Frills!

Photography: Caroline Tran / Venue: Saddlerock Ranch / Editorial Creative Director: Lucia Dinh Pador of Utterly Engaged Magazine / Head Designer and Stylist: So Happi Together / Floral Creative Director: Inviting Occasion Inc. / Floral Assistant: Art With Nature / Caterer: Chef Anahita / Cake: A Wish and A Whisk / Desserts: Cake Monkey / Lighting: Chivari Chairs Rentals / Stationery: DL/sh Designs / Rentals: Found Rentals / Textiles Props: Scalamandré / Linens: Wildflower Linen

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  1. gorgeous feature! so great to see other Propellers featured alongside me!

  2. Okay- If I had a wedding do-over I would definitely get a zebra there. Love this- each picture is more gorgeous than the next!

  3. Check out this oh so pretty safari-inspired shoot by @carolinetran in the newest issue of @UtterlyEngaged! http://t.co/AkOX3R02

  4. Thank you for the lovely feature, ladies! It is always a special treat to be on your site and we are honored to be here alongside such amazing talent! xoxo!

  5. Pretty outdoor table w/ vintage seating! http://t.co/dHM0yfkL

  6. In love with this Saddlerock Ranch #wedding inspiration featured on @100layercake http://t.co/c77i6ZvN

  7. I love the neutral colors. It really brings the theme to life. This is a beautiful wedding, and gives me great ideas.

  8. Saddlerock Ranch wedding inspiration – A beautifully designed editorial shoot inspired by zebras to kick off the fir… http://t.co/4WIBLH8k

  9. Gorgeous! “@100LayerCake: Check out this oh so pretty safari-inspired shoot by @carolinetran in @UtterlyEngaged! http://t.co/w4GbpMWP”

  10. Loving this exotic wedding! Animal prints & patterns, shot by @carolinetran http://t.co/ImXTSNfP @UtterlyEngaged

  11. Simply stunning! Love the menu design.


  12. I absolutely adore this shoot!

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