Decorations Inspired by California RegionsNone can deny the popularity of chic, Southern California wedding decorations inspired by the mecca of the fashion industry, the movie industry, and some of the most forward-thinking interior decorators in the nation. Many California wedding planners have had considerable interior decorating experience and are accustomed to turning a plain hotel flat into a penthouse-worthy suite. Especially if your wedding ceremony or reception will take place at an indoor banquet hall or other multi-purpose room, the plainness of the bare room must be transformed for your wedding day by decorations. Many a chic Southern California wedding will live up to your modern expectations if you consider using creative draping and lighting ideas, or perhaps using the same geometrical shapes consistently throughout your decorations.
The Bay Area, Napa wine country and the majestic Sierra Nevada mountain ranges all have unique colors and shapes found in nature to inspire your central California wedding decorations. San Francisco boasts rigid blocks found in downtown skyscrapers and sweeping lines on the Golden Gate Bridge. The twists and curls of Napa grapevines may inspire your decor, or perhaps you'd prefer the jagged lines of California mountain ranges and pine forests. Whichever California landscape has inspired your wedding decorations, there are scores of options that will extend your desired environment onto your reception tables and into the memories of your guests.
Getting Creative in CaliforniaWedding decorations are all about creativity and imagination and Californians are notorious for being out-of-the-box in their decorating styles. Unlike complicated wedding dresses or wedding cakes, wedding decorations can be not only inspired by you, but also made by you. Consider having a decorating party with your friends and family where you get out the crafts, paints, candle wax, glitter, dried flowers, bulk soaps, wooden boxes, ceramic keepsakes and experiment with different combinations. If you have a knack for flower arranging, painting, building or molding, your handmade wedding decorations are just a creative endeavor away.
Buying Decorations in CaliforniaFor those with less time on their hands, and to get the kind of decorations you can't create at home, you'll have to order online or through your local California wedding decorators. Use this guide to find some of California's most extravagant wedding decorations, such as a grand chocolate fountain, a dessert bar, beach torches, potted plants and trees, pillars, colored lights, nature-inspired projections, designer candles, flower-covered arbors, and a whole slew of others you haven't even thought of yet like elegant outdoor park benches and portable checkerboard dance floors.
A Twist on TraditionConsider a twist on traditional decorations with uncommon centerpieces and decorations, such as themed picture frames with photos of the bride and groom at different ages, lace-and-rice packets filled with maple leaf confetti, orchard trees lit up at an evening reception, and of course, floating candles in your California pool. Flowers planted in gel instead of soil, elegant jars of colored beach sand, and sprigs of local flora pressed underneath a glass table are all decorative touches that will show off your naturalistic California wedding theme.
When it comes to wedding decorations, try to remember what inspired you about your dream wedding in the first place. If it's the beach, the biggest hotel in the city, or a small outdoor gathering under giant trees, California has it all. The decorations for your wedding are one thing that can be fun to buy, customize, or create, so cease stressing about your wedding planning for a little while and go out and shop!