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Ideas for a Garden of Butterflies Wedding Theme


May the wings of the butterfly kiss the sun
And find your shoulder to light on,
To bring you luck, happiness and riches
Today, tomorrow and beyond.

Irish Blessing

One of the most beautiful themes for a garden wedding is garden creatures - the bees, birds and of course, butterflies.  Take your inspiration from the soft colours and gossamer textures of butterfly wings and create a wedding theme that celebrates spring.

Setting the scene

Start with beautiful rice paper lanterns with butterfly designs and string them in clusters with coloured plain rice paper lanterns in various sizes. Use different lengths of fishing wire to hang the lanterns from trees, balconies and tall branches so the butterfly lanterns blow in the breeze throughout your event.

Make hundreds of origami butterflies in all sorts of shapes, sizes and colours and suspend them from wire stakes throughout the garden. They will sway in the breeze and look real. If you and your bridesmaids aren't crafty, Christmas decoration butterflies are readily available throughout the year, as are scrapbook and craft supply butterflies from discount department stores and two-dollar shops.


There are some glorious examples of butterfly inspired stationery on the market, but if you want something really different, you could create a butterfly on a stake invitation which flutters on a magnet once hung on your guests' fridge doors. Otherwise choose plain stationery and adorn with scrapbook or charm butterflies which are available from good craft shops and even two-dollar shops at most shopping centres.

Little details

Organise a butterfly release for your wedding. Check out Butterfly Releases Australia for a trusted supplier that delivers Australia wide for your wedding day.

Butterfly wings are a whimsical addition to your garden wedding when worn by your flower girls. Beautiful wings can be sourced through Fairy Magic Byron Bay and they'll make a lovely gift for your flower girls after the event. They're sure to use them for the next fairy party they are invited to!

If you're using parasols for yourself and your wedding party, glue a random scrapbook butterfly on your parasol to create a pretty illusion for your guests and photos.

Create smaller versions of your garden stake butterflies and have your florist use them as picks in your floral centrepieces and in your floral bouquet.

Butterfly themed favours

The best favour designers in the world recognise how beautiful the butterfly icon can be as a wedding symbol. They have designed some fashionable favours perfect to fit with this garden themed wedding. Some of our favourites include butterfly themed candles and bookmarks from Kate Aspen, though Pink Frosting.

For the more adventurous couple, try the mini tin pails, and grow some wheatgrass in them, then create a tiny butterfly stake and place into the grass. Voila! You have a pretty and practical gift for your wedding guests.

Pink Frosting sells a gorgeous range of butterfly inspired wedding decorations, wedding invitations, favours and accessories to help you bring this garden themed wedding to life on your special day.

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