The calla lily comes from South America, but surprisingly enough is not part of the lily family. The calla lily has a very unique shape for a flower; resembling that of a trumpet. Some feel that it is very reminiscent of the Archangel Gabriel as he carried a trumpet. These beautiful flowers can be held alone in your bouquet or can be mixed with other floral items such as baby’s breath.
Don’t just hold you to having these lovely flowers. The calla lily can make a great addition to your maid of honors bouquet as well as your bridesmaids. It would even be a nice flower for the groom to wear as this is his day as well. In some weddings it is customary as you walk down the aisle to give your mother and grandmothers a flower and your new mother-in-law and grandmother-in-law a flower on your walk back up the aisle. Handing them a calla lily will bring even more of a smile to their already glowing face.
Many brides are not stopping a just having a calla lily bouquet. They want to have a calla lily wedding theme. You can find many accessories to enhance your calla lily wedding theme such as your invitations, programs, and guest book. Another beautiful touch to your theme could be to make your own version of a calla lily with a bit of creative touch to house your bird seed in your flower. This way you are sharing your favorite flower with each of your guests. Using such simple accessories can bring your entire theme together for a beautiful wedding.
You don’t want to just have the calla lily theme for just the wedding itself. Make sure you carry your theme over to your reception. You can purchase accessories such as a calla lily cake topper and knife. You can have candles with calla lilies on them for centerpieces for each of the tables. Have your cake echo the calla lily theme as well.
Remember that the calla lily can come in other colors aside from white. Once this beautiful flower gained popularity, hybrid flowers were being born in a variety of other colors. If you go with the traditional white, you will want to have another color that will be a beautiful contrast. If you have decided to take a more modern road, make sure you don’t pick a flower that is going to be too overbearing in color for your theme. You want people to talk about how lovely everything looked, but you want them to remember you more than the colors of your wedding.
No matter which color you choose or which accessories you purchase for your wedding, having a calla lily themed wedding is sure to be beautiful. The calla lily is a very photogenic flower. Be sure to hire a photographer that will enhance the beautiful of the flower in your wedding pictures. This way you can refresh your memories of your big day as well as be able to share with others and they will be able to see that you had a calla lily themed wedding.