Post # 1
Hi Bees…I need some ideas about butterflies!
FI and I are just nuts for Monarch Butterflies…I won’t bore you with the history or details, just know we LOVE them. We’re getting married in August because its such a great and meaningful month for us (Monarch migration).
So, I don’t want a butterfly wedding. Aside from the wedding being outdoors there will be few butterfly elements or ones the guests won’t pick up on (like a bouquet of nectar flowers).
However, I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to sport a monarch butterfly somewhere on my big day. Jewelry is out because I am wearing family pieces.
I’ve tought about facinators, or a headband but worry it would be tacky. (Why is there a bug in my hair?) or on the bouquet wrap?
Anyone have any great ideas or pictures?
Post # 3
The obvious would be to have a butterfly in your bouquet.
Post # 5
here are a few i think are beautiful!!
Post # 6
To specify it would have to be a monarch…so ORANGE & BLACK. Wedding colours are Purple, Tan, & White with hints of pink.
Post # 7
I’m doing monarchs too! I have some feather monarchs from Michaels, and I’m going to attach one to my bouquet, just sitting there, like in the pic (so beautiful!).
Btw, Michaels sells those feather monarchs in other colors besides orange (I know, technically, it’s not a monarch unless it’s orange, but the design is the same.) I know they have pink ones, and I think they have purple ones too. It’s worth looking into! 🙂
Post # 8
Ooh! Just thought of something else! Why don’t you release live monarch butterflies at the end of the reception? I’ve seen that at weddings, and it is BEAUTIFUL. http://www.swallowtailfarms.com/
Post # 9
Oooh I love the last picture in the hair. You should definitely have something like that!
Post # 10
I remember seeing this in Martha Stewart Weddings (tutorial here):
And this was on the cover of one of her magazines I have laying around…it may be a little much, but it was definitely memorable!
I also remember seeing a couple release live butterflies on an episode of Four Weddings! It seemed like something you could order specifically for that purpose.
Post # 11
How about making the ring pillow a butterfly? It can be embroidered in actual colours o left white. Please message me for more details if you’d like one 🙂