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Monday, April 29, 2013

Calla Lilies

The word Calla isn't synonymous with white anymore. And even brides who love tradition are going nuts for the deep hues of mini-callas in shades like mango, gold and burgundy.

Callas are costly, so they're used more sparingly than some other blooms. Expect to pay almost $5 a stem for the big, traditional kind, even if you're buying in bulk. Partly due to expense, callas tend to draw DIY'ers. They're relatively sturdy. They're available all year round. They enjoy a long vase life, and they're simple to prepare.

Mini-callas come cheaper; close to $2.50 or $3.00 per stem.  Also, the sky's the limit when it comes to color choices for minis, but if you need really big blooms for things like tower vases and centerpieces, you'll want to stick to white.  But keep in mind that mini-callas...the kinds with color...are just!

I found images of calla lilies being used in most every aspect of a wedding...from bouquet to the ring bearer. You will see callas being used alone and a single color...and in combination with other flowers and more than one color.  All are beautiful. 

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calla lily bridal bouquet
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Please share your comments and ideas below.  Are you planning on using Calla Lilies at your wedding?  If not, what flowers will you be using...or are you possibly going with a non-floral style? If that is the case, be sure to check out our earlier blog..."Non-Floral Arrangements". We would love to hear your plans for your big day.

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