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Calla Lily Centerpiece & Bouquet Ideas

Updated on March 9, 2014

The Floral Trend

Every bride wants her flowers to be ultra perfect on her wedding day. Choosing calla lilies is a great option when you want to have unique floral displays that are anything but ordinary.

Calla lily photo is couresty of Marajane Creations on Flickr.

Calla Lily Bouquets

There are so many ways you can arrange calla lilies for your bridesmaids and yourself. You’ll want to carry an exquisite collection of blooms that you’ll always remember, but one thing to consider first is that calla lilies drip. So, before allowing anyone to carry them, dip the stems in wax and allow time for the wax to set. This will prevent any spotting on expensive gowns.

Choose your color from among the many gorgeous colors and hues that calla lilies come in. Nature has provided a rainbow to select from. You can go dark and sensuous or light and innocent. Shades range from a black-purple royal color to a sweet cream white. Orange, red, brown, yellow—go as wild or as soft as you desire.

Once you’ve selected the colors you and your bridesmaids will carry, it’s time to think about the arrangement or your bouquets. You will want your bouquet to stand out, but you also want it to coordinate with the attendants.

Photo by Laineys Repertoire of Creative Commons
Photo by Laineys Repertoire of Creative Commons

Wrapped in Ribbon

If you’re doing your bouquet yourself to save cash, this arrangement is easy to create. Take a bunch of long-stemmed lilies and form them into a chunky bouquet. You can use as few as three but as many as twenty will make a stunning impact. Once they are grouped together as you like them, tie a wide satin ribbon in your theme color up under the blooms.

The wider and more elaborate the ribbon, the more impact your bouquet will have. If you want to go subtle, choose a wide but gossamer see-through ribbon. This will create a sweet bouquet. Your bridesmaids can carry shorter stemmed versions in a different shade of your chosen color.

How to Make Wedding Flowers (Calla Lily)

Beautiful flower arrangements set the theme for the wedding.
Beautiful flower arrangements set the theme for the wedding.

Surrounded by Leaves

Your florist can provide you with large leaves that can accent the lilies in your bouquet. Take a group of lilies in hand and place leaves all around them at varying heights. The leaves should encircle the whole bouquet and give it a garden feel.There is a website out there now called which allows you to design your own bouquet.

The wider the leaves, the better the arrangement. You can fold the leaves back and tack them down for an exotic, flowing feel. Tie with ribbon to finish. Next up, don't miss your chance to jazz up your bouquet with some bouquet jewelry and other sparkly items.

Image by JAGwired on Flickr.

Pearls and other jewels make for a great touch to your wedding bouquets. Image by Milica Sekulic on Flickr.
Pearls and other jewels make for a great touch to your wedding bouquets. Image by Milica Sekulic on Flickr.


What’s to stop you from using faux jewels in your bouquet? Find giant pearl button earrings or stick pins that have large baubles on them. Stick them inside the lilies for a sparkle. Tie your bouquet with a faux pearl necklace or beads for a dazzling presentation. Buttons and tie tacks also work well. You can leave a trail of ribbon flowing off your bouquet and stagger it with pins and craft jewels.

Calla Lily Candles by Wedding Favors Unlimited
Calla Lily Candles by Wedding Favors Unlimited

Calla Lilly Centerpieces

The centerpiece is the focal point of each table, so go all out in making each one special. Keep your eyes open at craft stores and other related places, for ideas that might inspire your special centerpiece theme.

These calla lily candles were found at Wedding Favors Unlimited, they also have lots of other calla lily wedding favors to choose from. These candles are the perfect touch to spruce up your tables with something simple and related. When the night is over, guests can take them home as their own special souvenir. These lovely blooms are sure to make your guests rejoice in the celebration itself.

Calla Lily Favor Ideas

Collect your own unique vases for a variety of lily inspired centerpieces.
Collect your own unique vases for a variety of lily inspired centerpieces.

Bottled Blooms

For a really different display, save old bottles in a color that matches your scheme. Blue, brown or even clear bottles will all work well. Inside each bottle, place one long-stemmed lily. Group a bunch of bottles together for maximum impact, but don’t forget to fill them with water.

Additional touches might include ribbon, glitter, rocks/stones, and/or colored water to match your flowers. There are so many ways to make these customized centerpieces pop.

Image by Mllerustad of Creative Commons.

Use floating calla lilies in a fishbowl to incorporate your wedding theme. Image by Nikilok on Flickr.
Use floating calla lilies in a fishbowl to incorporate your wedding theme. Image by Nikilok on Flickr.

The Fishbowl

Arrange one large glass fish bowl (with a pedestal or without) at the center of each table. Fill with water. Add one or two cropped lily stems. You can choose to add live betta fish that a guest can take home, or you can simply fill with river stones or colored rocks from a craft store. The lilies will look stunning if you add only one or two for accent.

Calla Lily flower candles by Wedding Favors Unlimited.
Calla Lily flower candles by Wedding Favors Unlimited.

The Candle Creation

There’s so much you can do with candles and lilies. Arrange floating candles in a low bowl with a donut shape and fill with water. Inside the hole, place a tall, clear vase with colored water (use food coloring that matches your theme). Add several long stemmed calla lilies. When the reception starts, have all the candles lit for a gorgeous presentation. Accent your table with calla lily wedding favors for the final details.

These beautiful flowers can add an amazing touch to such a special days. How will you use yours?

Your Comments are Welcome!

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    • poetryman6969 profile image


      5 years ago

      You have a lot of lovely ideas.

    • KoffeeKlatch Gals profile image

      Susan Hazelton 

      8 years ago from Sunny Florida

      I love your calla lily bouquet. and the candles are beautiful. Wonderful suggestions.

    • TheListLady profile image


      9 years ago from New York City

      I love love love calla lilies - and love your suggestions. I haven't had calla lilies in years - and even the fake ones make such a statement.

      Thanks for a most creative hub! Rated up. Yay!

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      9 years ago

      Nice, Pinkchic18! Keep going with this topic. :)

    • EverythingMouse profile image


      9 years ago

      These are so beautiful. I think the floating lily is an excellent idea.

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      Janice S 

      9 years ago

      Calla lily stems wrapped in a wide ribbon is such an elegant, beautiful and affordable bridal bouquet! Plus it is perfect for the DIY bride. Great hub!

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      9 years ago from Holly, MI

      ooooh I love these! The candles are so pretty!


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