Chinese New Year Decorations

Chinese New Year is one of my favorite holidays! When I lived in Hong Kong, I loved going to the huge New Year flower markets, visiting family, and eating all the delicious food my mom and aunties made!

Since I don't have family in SF, I decorate my home festively to get my in the CNY spirit!

Here are some decoration ideas with a modern twist. Full disclaimer these are NOT traditional, but it is how I've adapted them for my home!

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Created by Kelly Oshiro from Santa Barbara Wedding Chic and photographed by Halberg Photographers. Ruffled Blog

These photos inspired me to hang red packets, gold coins, mini red lanterns and yellow mums from pussy willow branches in a large glass vase. You could also use manzanita branches. So elegant!

Photo credit: Billy Ball Centerpieces shot by James Carson on Ruffled

Yellow or gold is a traditional Chinese New Year color so I have big vases of yellow flowers all over my home. My favorite flowers to use are billy balls, tulips, mums and ranunculus.



I always have a big bowl of clementines or satsumas on my coffee table for guests to enjoy during Chinese New Year. "Gum" symbolize prosperity!

Happy Chinese New Year!
- H x

Hanging Flower Decorations

Fall is upon us, and as leaves start to flutter down, one can't help but think of romance. There's something magical about beauty above us, so when thinking about your wedding centerpieces, think above the table as well as (or instead of) on the table. Here are a few examples of beautiful hanging floral centerpieces:












We know that letting your imagination soar is always fun, but not everyone has the budget to do large hanging centerpieces throughout the venue. If you'd like a scaled down version, consider using a hanging centerpiece to draw attention to one specific area, like the sweetheart table or cake table. 

Happy Planning!

*Photos courtesy of Ruffled, Style Me Pretty, Doltone House, Sullivan Owen, and Belle the Magazine