_By themselves or with other flowers, Cally lilies are beautiful and magestic. Becoming popular in the 1920's calla lilies have since been a favorite of brides. Besides the wide array of colors available, callas are very sturdy. This makes them ideal for corsages and boutonnieres. They last and last even without a water source and are great for those hot summer weddings.
Common Name: Calla Lily
Botanical Name: Zantedeschia
The most significant calla lily meaning is magnificence and beauty. The calla lily name finds its origin from a Greek word for beauty. The calla lily meaning originates from a Greek myth that says the lily originated from the breast milk of Greek Goddess, Hera.
The legend goes that Zeus, the Roman God fathered Hercules with his association with a mortal women Alceme. He wanted his son to partake more of divinity and become mortal. So, he brought Hercules to Hera after drugging her to sleep. He placed baby Hercules at her breast and Hercules began nursing. When Hera got up from her sleep, she was shocked after seeing a baby nursing her. She flung the baby away from her. When doing so, some of her milk gushed across the heavens and formed the milky way. Some of the few drops fell on earth and these drops sprang in the first lilies on earth.
Calla lilies are available year round and come in a variety of colors. Standard sized callas come in white and green. These range in size from spathes 3-5" on a 15-36" straight stem. Mini callas are Available in White, Lavender, Purple, Pink, Red, Peach, Orange, Yellow, Cream, Green, Black, Bi-color and Dyed varieties Mini callas have spathes about 2" and 10-14" stems. Large size varieties are also available.
Interesting Fact: A calla lily, as the name suggests is not actually a true lily. It is also not even a calla. The calla lily belongs to the genus Zantedeschia and is grown from rhizomes.
_Pantone Color Institute has named Tangerine Tango as the color of the year for 2012. Yeah I know what you are thinking. Orange...yuck, who would pick orange as the color of the year. But this is where you are wrong. Tangerine Tango in anything but that traditional orange we are all use to. Tangerine Tango is bright, fun, cheerful and has a way of bring warmth and fun to any design. Tangerine Tango is popping up in fashion, interior design and yes even weddings. One thing to remember about bold color, a little goes a long way. So go ahead and make a modern, cutting edge statement at your wedding!
_With all the holiday engagements in the works, I wanted to share some inspirations for a winter wedding. Winter weddings are not as traditional but boy can they be stunning. You don't need to have the customary red, Christmas wedding. You have endless options. The vision board I created here show some of my winter favorites. Love the sparkle!
So this week I was spending some time going through some photos that I haven't had time to post. Well, I came across photos for wedding that I designed for that took place at Lensmier's Village Gardens. The photos made me remember how much I absolutely loved this wedding location. This wedding was the first opportunity I had to visit this very intriguing local. Funny thing is I have lived and worked within 20 miles or so of this place and I had never even knew it existed.
Upon the day of the wedding, I arrived with the flowers and was completely blown away. I literally felt like I had stepped out of the city into a secret garden. The staff was still setting up the chairs when I arrived. One of the staff, sorry I didn't get her name but she was very friendly, showed me around and helped me get situated. Every other staff member I happened to cross paths with after her was just as courteous and helpful.
I happened to find myself with some extra time to spare while I waited for the wedding party to arrive. So I spent some time wondering around, exploring this wonderful gem. I truly enjoyed my afternoon discovering different flora and sculptures at every glance and turn I took. My absolute favorite was the gigantic, working wind chime. I'm going to guess it was at least 25' tall.
So, if you are looking for a beautiful place to have an outdoor wedding in Central WI, I would happily recommend Lensmier's Village Gardens. It is on top of my list for favorite outdoor ceremony locations.
To see more picture of Lensmire's Village Gardens and Andrea & Garrett's wedding click here!
Lensmire's Village Garden
2811 Porter Court, Plover, WI 54467
Faye K.-Owner/Designer at Blooming Envy since 2005.