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Best Calla Lilly Wedding Ideas and Tips
The Graceful Calla Lilly has endeared brides for ages. This graceful flower lends itself as a theme to both traditional and contemporary themes.These delightful flowers not only come in bridal white, but several shades of pastels and tones.Create an elegant wedding theme by using the calla lilies in as many aspects of your wedding as possible
Calla Lilies have thick long stems that are three feet long, They are green and smooth. Mini Callas are half that size. The leaves are wide and long.they usually measure 1 to 1 1/2 feet long, and are blotchy green.
Calla lilies sigfnify purity and rebirthThe calla lily was the flower that early Romans used to signify the passing of the winter solstice
The calla lily is associated with rebirth because it can survive up to 10 days as a cut flower
Since the 1800's, the calla lily has symbolized femininity, modesty, and magnificent beauty. The open lipped, cone shaped flowers, with heart-shaped leaves on long 20 to 36 inch stems are a classic, sophisticated wedding flower for bridal bouquets
Calla Lilies are a perennial favorite of spring and summer weddings, but they are also popular with winter brides. They work in complete harmony with winter snow, ice and crystals.
Designing Your Calla Lilly Wedding
Options and Considerations
Congratulations on choosing this classic theme for your wedding. Your good taste will be reflected throughout your ceremony and reception with this classic flower theme. How you use it and what elements to chose is up to you. We have chosen several ideas to help you create a theme that will delight you and your guests.
If you are using classic white lilies, then we suggest that you add another pastel color or lighter tone to compliment your choice. On the opposite side, if you chose one of the colored calla lilies, then you may decide on white as your base color for your linens. You can add as many elements of your theme to your wedding. WE have gathered a collection that will help you put together your theme.
Calla Lily Wedding Invitations
Calla Lilly Wedding Theme Planning Tips
Here are some tips and ideas for your calla lily wedding theme:
- Find a venue with calla lily gardens This is the ultimate statement of your theme
- If you are having a garden wedding, plant calla lilies ahead of your date. Planning your wedding garden makes perfect sense
- Buy or grow potted calla lilies These can be used for a variety of decorations both at your ceremony and reception
- Give calla lily bulbs as your favor Your guests will remember you every time they see the flower
- Place miniature calla lilies in your bridesmaid's hair
- Light a calla lily shaped unity candle during your wedding ceremony.
- If you are having a formal dinner at your reception, place a single, long-stemmed calla lily on each person's plate.
- Calla Lilies are more reasonably priced during the summer months, so plan accordingly.
Grow Your Own Calla Lilies - Natural Wedding Décor Idea
Why not think about growing your own calla lilies for your wedding? Consider purchasing bulbs and growing them in pots. They can be used as center pieces, They can also be used in entryways, on gift tables, on escort card tables or anywhere you need a touch of elegance. later, you can plant them in the garden of your new home. You will have a living remembrance of your wedding forever.
Calla Lilly Wedding Invitations - Your Theme Starts here
The first place to start with your calla lilly wedding theme is to chose your invitations. Your invitations make a statement about your theme and sets the tone for your event. Adding special touches on your invites like a personal monogram and return addresses with calla lilies on them also make an elegant statement
Calla Lilly Wedding Cake
Calla Lilly Wedding Favors
We have chosen several calla lilly wedding favors for your consideration. These favors will briong elegance to your wedding without overpowering your event. If you chose not to place them at place settings, they could be placed on a silver tray with escort cards attached.
Calla Lily Wedding favors
Mixing Flowers With Calla Lilies
Calla Lily Wedding Attire
The bride has all the options when it comes to a calla lily wedding. A plain slim modern gown would be one way to go Or you could opt for a more nostalgic look with lace and a traditional veil.
Since there is a lot of white in both your flowers and your dress, you will want to consider using color in your bridesmaids and attendants. The color of your attendants' dresses will make a lovely frame for your pictures.
Calla Lily Wedding Bouquet Ideas
There are different ways to incorporate calla lilies in your bouquet. From simple to extravagant, there are multiple choices you can make when choosing your wedding bouquets and the flowers for your bridesmaids
A Crisp Clean Look
If you like a more contemporary look, then this bouquet would be for you. Accent leaves and grasses paired with calla lilies and dahlias, all in shades of white and green, were the perfect design focal point for the bridal bouquet
Adding Calla Lilies To A Rustic Wedding
There are more than one way to go when it comes to your wedding bouquet.If you are having an outdoor, more rustic wedding consider a just picked from the garden look with hydrangea, eucalyptus, tuberose, and sweet pea, for an organic, wildflower-esque arrangement.
A Simple Bouquet
If you want to keep it simple so that the calla lilies shine, select a few and add some greenery. These would be a more natural look that will show the flowers to their best advantage.
Create a Cascade
The natural flow of the calla lily enables you to create a cascade of flowers. You can stick to the pure white color which is the most traditional. Or you can choose colors of calla lilies that match the colors of your bridesmaid's dresses. No matter which way you decide to go, add some greenery and or grasses. Wrap it all in ribbon and you will have a delightful bouquet
Fall Wedding- Consider Cranberry
Calla lilies come in more colors than just white. If you are planning a fall wedding, consider cranberry calla lilies as an alternative for white. The dark red, almost purple shade will be picturesque for an autumn wedding, and the bouquet will provide the most beautiful contrast against the white of your wedding gown.
Types Of Flowers That Go With Calla Lilies - Tips For Your Wedding Bouquets, Arrangements and Décor
Calla Liilies are enhanced by other flowers. Knowing what to mix with them is very important so that you don't wind up with a confusing mess. Here are some suggestions. You can opt for the colored calla lilies rather than the white. Use silk or livr thr choice is yours
- Roses make a beautiful accompaniment to the gracious calla lilly.Mixing colorful roses with white calla lilies is a good way to add impact to bridal bouquets and other arrangements
- Orchids with calla lilies add a richness and style that makes perfect sense.Orchids can be tied along calla lilies long stems at various points for a spectacular effect.Orchids possess a delicacy that enhances the soft solidity of calla lily bouquets
- Lilacs combined with calla lilies can make a wonderful theme for a spring wedding The tiny flower clusters on lilacs soften the sleek lines of calla lilies
Calla Lilly Bridal Bouquets
To make a simple Calla Lilly Bridal Bouquet fill the stem with tepid water, then plug the bottom of the stem with a cotton ball" to make the bouquet last. Lay decorative grass or greens on a flat surface. Place the first lily on top of the pile with the flower peeking above the grass. Arrange two to five additional lilies around the first with flower tips slightly lower than the first. Gather the assortment in your hands and wrap a rubber band or florist wire to fasten them. Hide the bands with a ribbon. After walking back up the aisle, place the posies in a bowl of water to prevent premature wilting. Display it near the guest book.
The second alternative is to use silk flowers. This option takes away the chance of wilting flowers and gives the option of being able to carry it longer or display it on your heaad table
Do It Yourself Calla Lilly Wedding Projects
- Calla Lilly Wedding Bouquets
This bouquet makes a modern, fresh statement with white Calla Lilies and ribbon-wrapped stems. Designed by Debbie Terrell
- Calla Lilly Wedding Ideas
Great collection of calla lilly ideas and projects
- Calla Lilly Trailing Wedding Bouquets
This is a spectacular long flowing bridal bouquet. And it is very easy to make if you just follow the steps. An extra pair of hands is a plus when making this wedding bouquet.
Final Thoughts On Calla Lily Weddings
The calla lily lends itself to grace and elegance, that is something that most brides strive for in their ceremonies and receptions. This flower can stand on its own or be paired with other flowers to create both a casual and an elegant look.
The nice thing about calla lilies is that they are available year-round and can be very reasonable when it comes to your budget.
We hope that you will be able to use some of these ideas in your wedding planning. We wish you all the best as you move forward to your new life together.
© 2011 Linda F Correa
How Did We Do
antoniow on July 24, 2012:
I enjoy reading your lens, nicely done! Squidlike
Indigo Janson from UK on May 31, 2012:
The Calla Lily is beautiful. It makes a perfect wedding theme! Thanks for sharing your flower tips.