With its exquisite silhouette and arresting beauty, few flowers set hearts a flutter like the calla lily. Our brides just love this bloom! And when it comes to wedding decor, the calla lily is versatile and grows in a spectrum of stunning colors such as crisp white, yellow, pink-peach, purple, and a deep aubergine that looks almost black! Whether your style is modern chic, classic, or romantic, the calla lily, our bb bloom in spotlight, is a great choice to decorate with on your wedding day.
Even the ancient Greeks fell under the flower’s spell – calla is the Greek word for beauty. According to myth Zeus brought, Hercules, his son from another woman, home to his sleeping wife, Hera, to drink her milk. As she woke, Hera pushed him away and the drops of milk fell to the ground and bloomed into beautiful calla lilies. Upon seeing the flower, Venus, the goddess of love, beauty, and desire, became jealous and stuck a large yellow pistil in the center. Often depicted with the Virgin Mary, the flower is associated with purity, holiness, and faithfulness. In wedding culture, calla lilies are said to be a good luck charm for wedding bliss. From bouquets to centerpieces to invitations, here are stunning decor ideas featuring the calla lily for the bride-to-be looking for inspiration.
In wedding bouquets, the calla lily can be featured on its own or used to add a unique touch to a multi-floral arrangement. An all white calla lily bouquet is the epitome of grace and elegance. In a deep eggplant shade, it adds dramatic interest to a moody colored arrangement. For the bride who wants to make a statement walking down the aisle, carry the bloom in cascading bouquet.
One of the big pluses about using the calla lily in table centerpieces is that because of the flower’s distinct beauty, it requires little embellishment. A petite arrangement in a low cylinder vase illuminated by candlelight sets the mood for romance. When paired with descending Phalaenopsis orchids, the flower’s signature shape and lovely green stems are accentuated to create a show stopping high centerpiece. For a look that is simple and classic with a modern twist, submerge calla lilies in a vase filled with water and top with a floating candle.
Use the floral motif as inspiration for your wedding cake design. Delicate, sugar spun calla lilies look ever-so-pretty on an all white cake. A 4-tier stunner combining the blooms with a luxe purple ribbon is perfect for celebrating a black-tie affair.
Thanks to its distinct character, the calla lily is one of our favorite flowers to use as the feature floral in boutonnieres. A coral hued calla lily adds a vibrant pop of color to your groom’s wedding day attire. For a natural look, pair a single white bloom with a few sprigs of greenery.
Luxury wedding invitations using the calla lily theme range in styles from chic sophistication to whimsical and romantic. Wow guests with a laser cut design that puts the flower’s unique and intricate beauty on center stage. The combination of hand calligraphy and watercolor sets a sweet, heartfelt tone for your special day.
Classic, modern, simple, romantic, unique – the calla lily can’t be pinned down by any singular style making it a choice bloom for any couple starting to think about wedding decor. Here are some important facts about the flower to keep in mind.
Availability: Calla lilies are available all year round (peak season is winter through late spring)
Scent: The flower is free of scent and a ideal choice for people with allergies
Water and vase life: Water every day, vase life of 7 to 10 days.