Friday Flowers: Calla Lilies


Did you know that a calla lily is not actually a lily? Yup, although these sleek and sophisticated flowers are just as much a show-stopper as their namesake, they are more closely related to the Jack in the pulpit than the lily! Now that our science lesson is over, let’s look at some pretty flowers! For the most part when I see callas, the trumpet-like blooms are bundled without any greens or other flowers. Very sleek and modern, right? But when I do see them used with other flowers, their unique shape adds a whole new dimension to the arrangement. And when those stunning deep purple callas are used? Oh I swoon every time. Happy Friday everyone, and enjoy these gorgeous calla lily arrangements!


{calla lily bouquets by Butterfly Floral & Event Design, photo by Callaway Gable via Style Me Pretty}


{yellow bridesmaids with dark calla bouquets by Oakley’s Flower and Gifts, photos by Jamie Clayton via Southern Weddings}


{calla and wax flower bouquet by Blume Designs, photo by Delbarr Moradi Photography via Ruffled}


{white bridesmaids bouquet by Feel the Flowers, photo by Captured Photography by Jenny via Style Me Pretty; wine colored bridesmaids bouquets by Garden on the Square, photo by Nate Henderson via Southern Weddings}


{shades of fall calla bouquets by Heffernan Morgan, photo by Becky Hill from Morgan + Michael’s Wedding}


{lavender calla and orchid bouquet by HUNTlittlefield, photo by Angie Silvy Photography via Style Me Pretty; deep purple calla bouquet by Feel the Flowers, photo by Captured Photography by Jenny via Style Me Pretty}


{white and aubergine calla bouquet by Narcissus Florals, photo by Maggie Harkov Photography via Style Me Pretty; nautical key west inspired bouquet by Love in Bloom, photo by Kat Braman via Southern Weddings}

Love love love these romantic white bouquets:


{calla and cattleya bouquet by Holly Flora, photo by Samuel Lippke via Style Me Pretty; white calla and orchid bouquet by HUNTlittlefield, photo by Angie Silvy Photography via Style Me Pretty}


{vibrant yellow calla bouquet by Sayles Livingston Flowers, photo by Samuel Lippke from Rachel + Kevin’s Wedding; colorful calla and rose bouquet by Petal Talk, photo by Erica Ann Photography from Jaime + Byron’s Wedding}

Callas and succulents? I’m in heaven.


{deep purple calla and succulent bouquet by Blush Designs, photos by Ronnie Andren Photography and A. Park Photography, both via Style Me Pretty}

And to close out our post, a couple amazing calla bouts!


{calla and succulent boutonniere photo by Kate Harrison Photography via Style Me Pretty; chocolate calla lily boutonniere by Petal Pushers photo by Q Weddings, from Carlee + Patrick’s Wedding}

What do you think about calla lilies? Do you think they’re too modern or that they can be more versatile?

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    11 comments on “Friday Flowers: Calla Lilies

    1. i absolutely LOOOOOOVE calla lilies! i wanted them in my bouquet so badly but they weren’t in season at the time and were WAY out of my budget… but they’re just beautiful.

    2. Thank you for compiling such a wonderful blog post of such a classy flower.

      I really enjoy reading your Friday Flowers series and can appreciate all the time needed to put it together…they always look wonderful!

    3. When I think of calla lilies, I think white. I had no idea they came in so many other colors. Love the small ones, too…

    4. Wow! The photography showcasing these calla lillies has me re-thinking my choices at my own wedding. So many colors and options that I was not even aware of.

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