Bass Lake, CA Winter Wedding | Gia + Andrew

Jun 16

Are you planning on incorporating the season into your décor or favors?

We’re sharing this sweet couples wedding from late last year. We’re loving the fall colors and festive holiday touches!
Things to highlight about their wedding:

When planning a winter wedding, you don’t always have to go with the same old winter colors like red, green or purple. You can incorporate winter feels into your decor in any simple way. Try using cool colors, lots of simple greenery, and include ball ornaments in any place. Ball ornaments can signal more than Christmas. They give a feeling of calmness and winter bliss without you even realizing it!! 
Using a basic and calm color palette is more pleasing on the eyes than a bright color palette when walking into the reception. Don’t misunderstand, we are the BIGGEST supporters of a bright and off the wall color palette!!! But if you’re wanting more of a winter feel, we definitely recommend calm colors: blush, cream, soft blue, soft burgundy, and lots of greenery. Really wanna throw in a crazy color? You can do this by adding the slightest nod to a soft rust color. This will give the feeling of the change from last fall to early winter!!

Go unique with your wedding party attire!! Different types of fabric can change the way the whole day looks! One idea would be to put girls in velvet and guys in silk. Something else would be all different styles (just like Giana and Andrew have done). Most people will simply do unique styles with the girls, but who’s to say you can’t do this with the guys too??

Surely there’s a reason you chose this specific time to get married! So why not showcase this throughout the decor? Here it’s shown through our grooms love for duck hunting. For you it may show through y’all’s love of fishing together, or whatever your favorite activity is together! 

As for including any other detail, we suggest using your last never any and everywhere!!! You’ll never regret having your last name in all the pictures. 


“I designed essentially everything and planned every detail of the decor. My amazing event planner helped me execute the rentals and get all of that going. But a little back story:
My husband is an avid duck hunter so I wanted to incorporate his love for that into our day. His ring is custom made and was engraved to replicate a vintage shot gun that had duck detailing on it. I also had our florist use duck feathers from my husbands hunts into all of the florals.  I also used vintage wicker duck baskets for the flower girls.

The colors of our wedding were inspired by my husbands and my love for the holiday season. The beginning of our relationship started during the Christmas season and it has always held a special place on our hearts. Our seating chart was a wood frame her built with little Christmas ornaments doubling as a favor to all of our guests

There are other little romantic details that I threw in throughout the reception space.
We are outdoor adventurers and are constantly on the go with an ice chest loaded, so our guest book was a yeti ice chest which we have since sealed and will use on all our trips to come!”


BRIDE | @gia.christine
PHOTOGRAPHER | @kelliannnephoto @millerimagery 
VIDEOGRAPHER |@jason_quaid 
GROOMS ATTIRE | @tonylamaboots @wrangler @menswearhouse GROOMS RING | Custom made by jeweler James Edwards with @fresnocoinca
CAKE | @frostedcakery
VENUE | @pinesresort 
MUA |  @jenmorenobeauty 
FLORAL | @reddoorflorist 
CALLIGRAPHY | @jess.calligraphy 
DRESS | @trudysbrides @maggiesotterodesigns

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