March has arrived and to our relief the days are (finally) getting
cooler. At this point there’s still an abundance of many late summer flower
varieties. Garden roses, lisianthus and dahlias are all going strong, as are
many more. But there’s another flower that, after appearing around Christmas
time, really starts to come into its own: this month’s featured flower, the
The calla lily is a shapely and elegant flower that gives
structure and a sense of sophistication to a floral arrangement. You might have
noticed the calla lily in any number of art forms, most notably as a recurring
motif in the Art Deco movement. Callas were also a favourite of modernist
painter Georgia O’Keefe, who painted them again and again in great detail.
Calla lilies are a slender, trumpet shaped flower that can
be found in yellow, burnt orange, white, pink, burgundy or dark purple bordering
on black. While the colours are often brilliant and jewel-like, with the calla
lily, form is king. Make the most of their striking shape by arranging them at
staggered heights, or sitting high above the other flowers in your
arrangements. If you fancy a sleek, ultra modern vibe for your wedding, the
clean lines of the calla will no doubt appeal to you.
Despite their imposing presence, calla lilies are a surprisingly versatile flower. They will fit into a more formal aesthetic, or a more naturalistic garden style wedding. For instance, a cluster of calla lilies as a wedding bouquet could be the perfect complement to a detailed 1930s style wedding dress. A calla lily buttonhole is a great addition to wedding flowers with a more tropical and beachy aesthetic. Callas can even be used in a less structured, informal garden wedding. All of these styles, while very different to one another, can make use of the unique beauty of the calla lily.