Thursday, February 26, 2009

Wedding flowers: Calla Lilies

Another type of flower used during weddings is the calla lily. It has a simple, trumpet like shape that's very elegant and soothing to the eyes. It is said that calla lilies symbolize beauty, that is maybe why a lot of brides opt for these for their wedding bouquets.

Calla lilies grow mostly during the spring-summer season. It doesn't wilt that easily, so even after long hours, your bouquet still looks fresh.

They come in a variety of colors like yellow, orange and pink, but for most weddings, white is usually used. Probably because the color also symbolizes purity of the bride. You can also mix calla lilies with other blooms, but about two dozens of these tied together are, in my opinion, the most classic look of all.

Here are some wedding bouquets I've found over the Net using calla lilies, all for your inspiration:
Clockwise, from top right: Pale pink mini calla lilies bouquet from; Gold and orange-hued calla lilies wedding bouquet from; Bouquet of red and orange calla lilies, roses, geranium leaves and winter wheat from; Bridal bouquet of white calla lilies, stars of Bethlehem and green ruscus from

Calla lily information source lifted from and

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