How to Make a Cascading Calla Lily Bridal Bouquet

Overview

Calla lilies are both stately and dramatic, especially when they are the focal point in a bridal bouquet. If you have calla lilies growing in a home garden, choose the most perfect blooms to create a cascading bridal bouquet that will complement the bride's ensemble and give her something to carry that she will treasure. With their creamy white blossoms, calla lilies are beautiful when you combine them with simple greenery.

Step 1

Fill the vase with cool water and add one envelope of floral preservative. Insert the calla lilies, the English ivy and the asparagus fern stems. Leave the fresh flowers in the water for one hour before constructing the bouquet.

Step 2

Fill the bowl with water and set the floral foam into the water so the foam is beneath the surface. Leave the bouquet holder in the water for approximately 10 minutes and then remove it.

Step 3

Cut the asparagus fern stems so they are all approximately 6 inches long. Insert the asparagus fern stems into the floral foam first to create a foundation for the bouquet. The asparagus fern stems should cover the floral foam completely.

Step 4

Trim 12 of the calla lily stems so approximately 3 inches of stem extends out from each blossom. Insert the calla lily stems into the floral foam on top of the asparagus fern stems.

Step 5

Cut one calla lily stem to 14 inches, two to 12 inches, one to 10 inches and two to 6 inches.

Step 6

Insert these long calla lily stems into the bottom edge of the floral foam so the stems cascade down from the bouquet holder. Arrange the various stem lengths so they are visually pleasing.

Step 7

Insert the ends of the English ivy garlands on the far left and right of the bouquet so they cascade down on each side of the calla lilies.

Step 8

Spray the handle of the bouquet holder with the spray adhesive and wait approximately 30 seconds. Wrap the entire handle with the satin ribbon. Tie the ribbon in a knot at the base of the bouquet handle and allow the ribbon tails to cascade down with the flowers and ivy.

Things You'll Need

  • Vase
  • 1 envelope floral preservative
  • Bouquet holder with fresh floral foam
  • Water
  • Medium-size bowl
  • Asparagus fern (12 stems)
  • 18 calla lily stems
  • 2 English ivy garlands
  • Pruning shears
  • Spray bottle filled with water
  • 4 yards white satin ribbon (1-inch wide)
  • Scissors
  • Spray adhesive

References

  • Save-on Crafts: Calla Lily Bouquet
Keywords: calla lilies, cascading bridal bouquet, asparagus fern

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