Lake Tahoe Inspires Winter Wedding Luxury Featured on Strictly Weddings

As originally featured on Strictly Weddings

"While the summer sun is warming up and bridal season is under way, many brides are looking further ahead and planning their winter weddings. Strictly Weddings is thrilled to showcase gorgeous winter wedding styled shoot in Lake Tahoe from award-winning wedding photographer Natasha Gillett in Northern California.

Nestled in the Sierra Nevada mountains of California, Lake Tahoe is famed for its crisp air, sparkling waters, stately mountains, clean beaches and bright sunshine. It’s hard to imagine a more spectacular setting for a wedding! The natural beauty of Lake Tahoe, the pristine beaches at San Harbor, and the snow-capped mountains in the background inspired photographer Natasha Gillett to create a shoot inspired by nature with timeless elegance and glamour.

The color palette for the shoot features antique gold and bright scarlet red against crisp white linens. Forever Vintage Rentals brought the look to the next level by adding a red velvet tufted bench, brass candelesticks, a gold chandelier and fine porcelain dinnerware on gold chargers.

Amanda, owner of Jiosia Designs, dressed the tables with floral arrangements that complemented the backdrop by using local fauna including moss, ferns and pine. She contrasted the natural greenery with scarlet red amaryllis for a bright pop of color. The bride’s bouquet was a cascade of the same greenery tied with gold lace while the groom’s wore a simple boutonniere of juniper berries.

The bride wore two stunning creations from the Summer 2015 collection of couture wedding dress designer Jinza Jin of San Francisco. The first was a full-length lace mermaid fit gown in 100% pure silk shantung skirt. The top has a deep v-neck covered with a high illusion lace neck and a trail of buttons down the back. Her hair was swept up in a low, loose chignon with a long, wispy veil trailing down the back.

The second gown was a short, sleeveless sheath dress with lace overlay and scalloped lace trim paired with snakeskin print ankle strap heels to show off her shapely legs. Her hair was swept to the side in a knot and instead of a veil, she wore a long-sleeved lace jacket that flows into a full lace train."

Photography & Styling: Natasha Gillett / Venue: Sand Harbor, Lake Tahoe, California / Floral Design: Jiosia Designs / Wedding Dress: Jinza Couture Bridal / Hair: Roland Hernandez / Jewelry, Rings: Satomi Kawakita / Invitations & Stationery: Hyegraph / Dinnerware & Rentals: Forever Vintage Rentals / Pillow Gifts: Eko Kreations / Models: Tanya Sanderson and Marcin Tarczynski