In Season Now: Fresh Ways to Use Calla Lilies

In Season Now: Fresh Ways to Use Calla Lilies

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The calla lily is a graceful flower beloved by many brides for its sleek, sophisticated look. Often, the trumpet-shaped blooms are arranged without any other flowers or greenery, which looks very chic and modern. But calla lilies can also easily be mixed with other flowers - their crisp shape adds texture and depth to the overall arrangement. Calla lilies come in a wide array of colors, from crisp white and mango orange to a deep aubergine shade that almost looks black. Plus, they're also available in miniature sizes, which are perfect for bridal bouquets and boutonnieres. The show-stopping calla lily is typically available year-round but are most affordable in the summer, when they're at their peak. To give you some ideas on how to incorporate calla lilies into your wedding, we've rounded up of our favorite floral arrangements.

All-White Calla Lily Bouquet (above): Calla lilies are one of those flowers that look fantastic on their own, as this chic, all-white bouquet demonstrates.

В© 2011 James Erin de Jauregui and Courtney Keefe de Jauregui

Photo: Erin Hearts Court

Pink Bridal Bouquet with Calla Lilies: However, the flowers also play well with others. This pretty pink bouquet by Krista Jon combines calla lilies with garden roses, ranunculuses, and dusty miller.

Photo: Jonathan Young

Calla Lily Boutonniere: The calla lily's sculptural shape makes it a great choice for your groom's boutonniere. This one (I made it!) features a single miniature calla lily as well as ranunculus buds, geranium leaves, and pieris.

Photo: via Spindle Photography

Yellow Calla Lily Bridesmaid Bouquet: Paired with a striped ribbon, this bright yellow bridesmaid bouquet is the perfect choice for a preppy, country club wedding.

Photo: Esther Sun Photography

Ceremony Altar Decor: How chic is this all-white ceremony set up combining Moroccan lanterns, bouquets of roses and hydrangeas, and towering arrangements of calla lilies?

Photo: Colin Cowie Lifestyle

Ceremony Aisle Lined with Calla Lilies: This dramatic serpentine ceremony aisle is lined with calla lilies and ghost chairs.

Photo: via Homegrown Interiors

Submerged Centerpiece: Tall, slender calla lilies look striking when submerged in water. This arrangement also features two smaller, lower vases filled withd dahlias, scabiosa pods, and roses.

Special thanks to Sean Nestlerode at Torchio Nursery in San Francisco for his help with our "In Season Now" flower series!