butterfly wedding or bridal shower ideas

I’m seriously head over heels for this gorgeous red, white, and butterfly theme from Pacific Weddings magazine! How lovely would this look be for a bridal shower too?!

butterfly wedding or bridal shower ideas

For a stunning centerpiece, tons of faux red butterflies mixed with gloriosa lilies, roses and crystals hang from a manzanita branch, and pretty party favors are created from red & black favor boxes by Midori, adorned with ribbon and embellished with the sentiment: “Je t’aime”.

butterfly wedding or bridal shower ideas

For dessert: red velvet cupcakes topped with white frosting and an edible red butterfly! You can pick up the fabulous butterfly cupcake wrappers pictured below at Estilo Weddings…

butterfly wedding or bridal shower ideas

In keeping with the theme, red Pomegranate Martinis make for the perfect signature cocktail, and the menu and invitations feature a pretty red floral design.

butterfly wedding or bridal shower ideas

Click here for full “Madame Butterfly” details – and find lots more inspiration over at PacificWeddings.com!

{Photography by David Murphey and Kara Matsunaga}

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Jendayi Polite SAYS:

I concur!! This red/white/butterfly theme is gorgeous!

February 18, 2009 at 1:06 pm

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jenn s. SAYS:

Suzanne –
I’m not sure where these exact butterflies are from, but both of these websites have TONS of great artificial butterflies:

http://www.gandgwebstore.com/product.php?pid=bf_7

http://tinyurl.com/bs2m2b

Hope that helps!
Jenn :)

February 18, 2009 at 3:20 pm

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Katie SAYS:

Absolutely stunning!

February 18, 2009 at 8:07 pm

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Ashlee C. SAYS:

I love the timing for this post. I work for Ballet West, the professional ballet company in Utah. We are in the middle of our production of Madame Butterfly!

February 18, 2009 at 11:46 pm

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Tori SAYS:

I love the detail in the cupcake liners…so delicate!

February 19, 2009 at 8:21 am

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Robyn SAYS:

Hi Suzanne–the butterflies are from World Buyers:
http://www.worldbuyers.com/Cat-24-1-24/Butterflies.htm
So glad you like the setting!

February 19, 2009 at 11:57 am

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Kelli SAYS:

Gorgeous and I love the ribbon {or whatever material it is} she used for the “Je t’aime” ribbons! I am always looking for sweet little things like this I can slip into my French hubby’s lunch!

February 19, 2009 at 12:02 pm

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jenifer simpson SAYS:

OMG! I am in love with this theme…so amazing!

February 20, 2009 at 6:39 pm

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Sandra @ Ribbons and Favors SAYS:

Beautiful…and the red and black Midori boxes are a perfect little favor box for this theme. Hats off to Pacific Weddings for sharing this.

February 22, 2009 at 8:53 pm

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Jocelyn Taylor SAYS:

I am a butterfly lover and I am planning my 60th birthday party and this has inspired me. This is an elegant a presentation. Thank you so very much

March 11, 2009 at 5:49 pm

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maiooo SAYS:

it is greaaaaaaaaaaaaat lovely beautiful decorations

March 15, 2009 at 9:16 am

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Loreyn SAYS:

WOW! The decorations are very amazing….
love it ^_^

March 26, 2009 at 9:59 pm

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EVE SAYS:

I IN LOVE WITH THE BUTTERFLY. IAM ALSO PLANNING MY WEDDING ON 8TH AUGUST 2009.I NEED A DECOR WHO WILL BRING OUT THE BEAUTY OF THE BUTTERFLY ON MY WEDDING.
CAN U PLEASE REFER SOMEONE TO ME IN UGANDA, EAST AFRICA?
LET ME KNOW.
THANKS

April 7, 2009 at 10:58 pm

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jenn s. SAYS:

Marie –
It’s hard to tell from the pictures, but the branch is most likely sitting in a small vase filled with something heavy & firm like plaster of paris to keep it standing upright. Here’s another article I did on Manzanita Centerpieces over at RealSimple.com:

There’s a link towards the bottom of the article for a tutorial on how to create a sturdy base for manzanita centerpieces. Hope that helps! :)

April 8, 2009 at 7:38 am

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Marie SAYS:

Can someone please tell me what the branch is sittting in?

April 8, 2009 at 7:28 am

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Kathryn @ Australia Entertains SAYS:

the butterflies are amazing. We’ve been using butterfly Christmas decorations recently for decorating baby showers, bridal showers and weddings. Buying Christmas decs out of season makes them so reasonable.

May 20, 2009 at 3:24 pm

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bella SAYS:

does anyone know where i can get the branches

May 24, 2009 at 5:09 pm

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Sugar and Spice Event Design SAYS:

If you add a hint of blue, you will have an interesting take on a memorial day celebration! Just a thought!

May 24, 2009 at 11:21 pm
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