Calla Lily Meaning, Wedding Ceremony Symbolism


Calla lily meaning and wedding ceremony symbolism trace back to ancient Rome.

Archeological evidence survives at various sites that the flower was cultivated for its decorative and ornamental use.

Today that continues.

The flower is used at celebrations, notably to mark the wedding ceremony space, create centerpieces, and bridal bouquets.

In dream interpretation, this flower traditionally symbolizes love, delight, beauty, loveliness and desire in marriage, as in real life.


They are my mom's most favorite bloom matched with roses.

Think of a time when you witnessed a wedding ceremony. As the bride began her processional to the ceremony space all gave way to her. In all her glory and loveliness, she floated toward her groom. She resembled a princess of Nature's wild. Her face with a luster that put gold to shame.

There is a magnificence in the calla lily meaning. The way the blooms lift up to catch the sun represents confidence in marriage. And it represents the faith the couple has in their vows to journey together over a life shared.

I myself carried a cascade of fragrant pink Stargazer lilies on my wedding day.


White symbolizes pride in oneself, an enlightened outlook, and a heart that knows what to do to put others at ease.

When a bride carries a bouquet of white blooms, the calla lily meaning and symbolism are clear...

The bride is sensitive to the feelings of others. Her motivation is guileless. Her procession to the wedding ceremony space is, ultimately, a goal of purification, unity, and enlightenment.

For the couple who opts for a bouquet of white blooms and a white boutonniere, the calla lily meaning is heavenly.

Certainly, the various colors of blooms affect the meaning of wedding flowers. For example, orange has an energizing action-oriented note. Lilac indicates responsibility for developing energetic and emotional expression.

Please enjoy this poem by Khalil Gibran, the Lebanese poet, who immigrated to the United States with his family as a young man.

Song Of The Flower XXIII
         Khalil Gibran

I am a kind word uttered and repeated
By the voice of Nature;
I am a star fallen from the
Blue tent upon the green carpet.
I am the daughter of the elements
With whom Winter conceived;
To whom Spring gave birth; I was
Reared in the lap of Summer and I
Slept in the bed of Autumn.

At dawn I unite with the breeze
To announce the coming of light;
At eventide I join the birds
In bidding the light farewell.

The plains are decorated with
My beautiful colors, and the air
Is scented with my fragrance.

As I embrace Slumber the eyes of
Night watch over me, and as I
Awaken I stare at the sun, which is
The only eye of the day.

I drink dew for wine, and hearken to
The voices of the birds, and dance
To the rhythmic swaying of the grass.

I am the lover's gift; I am the wedding wreath;
I am the memory of a moment of happiness;
I am the last gift of the living to the dead;
I am a part of joy and a part of sorrow.

But I look up high to see only the light,
And never look down to see my shadow.
This is wisdom which man must learn.

Throughout its rhythm and meter calla lily meaning and wedding ceremony symbolism are detectable.

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