September 17, 2009

Calla Lily

Calla Lily means Magnificent Beauty

Calla lilies come in many colors such as white, green ("Green Goddess"), white with purple highlights ("Diva Maria"), white with pink blush, cream ("Black-eyed Beauty"), yellow, orange, pink, red, peach, passionfruit, and deep dark purple.

The calla lily is a common theme for weddings. The calla lily motif can be found on invitations, favors, and in the cake design.

When arranging calla lilies in a bridal or bridesmaid bouquet, keep in mind that the flower stems can drip, leaving stains or marks on dresses or other material. To avoid this, let the flowers stay at least 30 minutes out of water before holding close to fabric.

Extra Tip: Carefully dipping the ends of the stems in melted wax and allowing to dry will seal the ends of the flowers and prevent any drips!