Wedding And Bridal Flowers: Calla Lily Wedding Bouquet Ideas And Designs

Designs and ideas for calla lily wedding bouquets and boutonnieres. Includes different color and style options for the bridal bouquet.

Calla lilies are a classic wedding flower for a bride who wants to portray simple elegance.Traditionally, white calla lilies have been the classic choice; however, the current availability of callas in a wide variety of colors opens up a number of bouquet options.Many brides opt for the classic look of white calla lilies tied together with a sheer white ribbon and carried cradled in the left arm during the processional.While other flowers, such as roses and gardenias, often require filler to give the bouquet greater volume, calla bouquets can stand alone with just the lilies to comprise the bouquet.The following bouquet options can be made at home or by a florist, and offer a few new options for this classic wedding bouquet flower.

Truly traditional

For a wedding bouquet that screams elegance and sophistication, choose several (5-8) long-stemmed white or ivory calla lilies.Cut the stem so that the blossoms are of slightly varying length, and collect the flowers with a sheer white ribbon tied into a bow.This type of bouquet should be carried cradled horizontally in the bride's left arm during the processional.For a truly dramatic look, use long-stemmed calla lilies with stems that are several feet long and cut to different lengths, so that the flowers drape over the bride's arm.To make attendant's bouquets, use a similar method but choose fewer flowers (3-5), or give each bridesmaid a single calla lily with a sheer white ribbon bow tied around the stem.For a more structured look, use white mini calla lilies to make your bouquets.For this look, cut 8-12 mini call lilies at a 10-12" stem length, then wrap them tightly together using green florist tape that is then covered with a sheer white ribbon tied into a bow.For the bridesmaid bouquets, use a similar method to tie together smaller versions of the same bouquet (3-8 flowers).

For the boutonnieres, choose min calla lilies that are the same color as the blossoms in the bride's bouquet.Use 3 mini lilies staggered vertically for the groom's boutonniere, and a single lily for each of the groomsmen.

A new twist on a classic look

Many brides are adding a touch of color to their bouquets by choosing from a number of brightly colored calla lilies that range from bright yellow to deep burgundy.For an autumn wedding, combine dark yellow calla lilies with orange-hued roses, or make bouquet from golden orange lilies tied together with raffia.For a romantic effect, make a bouquet from 12" long wine colored stems.A bouquet made of dark purple calla lilies is perfect for a winter wedding, especially when combined with dark pink mini calla lilies.To add a touch of whimsy, bundle together white calla lilies and add a ring of grape hyacinth or dark pink roses to accent the white lilies.For a spring wedding, bundle together two colors of yellow calla lilies, with the darker lilies (such as gold rush or millennium gold lilies) in the center and the lighter lilies (such as lemon chiffon lilies) circling the darker lilies. Alternatively, combine white mini calla lilies with calla lilies of a different shade, such as amethyst (a beautiful shade of purple) or cherry chiffon (a bubble-gum pink) for a colorful touch.No matter which option you choose, you are sure to have a beautifully elegant bouquet that matches your unique style!

© High Speed Ventures 2011