Monday, September 26, 2011

What's The Must-Have Flower For Your Wedding? - Part 1: Calla Lily

When a bride comes to me wanting to use her favorite flower in her wedding, I ALWAYS do my best to accommodate. Every bride deserves to love her florals! Therefore, one tip I would give to brides is this: If there is a flower you MUST have for your wedding, research its season and maybe even the different colors it comes in. Nothing is harder than having your heart set on Peonies in the Fall. :(

In my experience, some of the most popular flowers requested for weddings (in no particular order) are Calla Lilies, Roses, Cymbidium Orchids, Peonies,  and Ranunculus. I thought I'd start sharing some of the important information for these popular beauties to help brides make the best decisions for their special day. :)

Please keep in mind that all this information is from my experience, and things (like prices) are always changing. 

Calla Lilies
Season: Mostly Spring and Summer, but can be available almost year-round
Price: Higher than most flowers, use for personals such as bouquets and boutonnieres.
Colors: white, red, yellow/orange, pink, eggplant, burgundy, cream, peach/apricot, lavender, purple
Meaning: Calla Lilies are said to mean "magnificence or beauty" but depending on the color, that can change. For instance, a white Calla Lily can mean magnificence, virtue, and innocence.
Cool Fact: You can get Miniature Calla Lilies too! Mini-Calla Lilies are great for boutonnieres or other small details.

Why we LOVE them: Calla Lilies come in so many different colors! Also, not only are the flowers gorgeous, but you can get really creative with the stems. Calla Lilies have flexible stems that really allow them to be twisted, curled, or left long for a very grand statement.

Check out some of the ways Floral Occasions has used Calla Lilies:

Photo by Lucero Photography


 Photo by Julie Harmsen Photography

Photo by Christine Farah Photography

Photo by Frenzel Photography

Check back each day this week for a new featured flower and more photos, as Floral Occasions continues to spread some floral love! Tomorrow we will be featuring the Rose...can't wait!

What are some of your favorite wedding flowers and why? We would love to hear about any flowers you would like us to feature in upcoming blog segments. Looking forward to it!

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