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Pacific Weddings: Madame Butterfly

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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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POSTED BY:jenn s.JENNIFER SBRANTI is the Founder and Creative Director of Hostess with the Mostess®, a hip and modern party planning resource.

32 responses to “Pacific Weddings: Madame Butterfly”

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

  2. 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 :)

  3. Katie says:

    Absolutely stunning!

  4. 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!

  5. Tori says:

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

  6. 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!

  7. 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!

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

  9. 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.

  10. 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

  11. maiooo says:

    it is greaaaaaaaaaaaaat lovely beautiful decorations

  12. Loreyn says:

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

  13. 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

  14. 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! :)

  15. Marie says:

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

  16. 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.

  17. bella says:

    does anyone know where i can get the branches

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

  19. jenn s. says:

    Bella –
    You can order manzanita branches online at bloomsandbranches.com – http://www.bloomsandbranches.com/ – or at http://www.save-on-crafts.com

  20. bella says:

    How do u hang the butterflies (what do u use)

    thanks

  21. When I think of butterfly theme weddings, I don’t normally think of red, but I love this red, white and butterfly theme. Very elegant!

    I am doing a series of blog posts on Butterfly wedding ideas at: http://blog.OohandAahWeddingInvites.com.
    I will have to include a link back to this post.

  22. Kelly Rizo says:

    Hi im having my sweet 16 and my theme is about butterflies. Can anyone inform me of where those butterflies are sold i must have them thank you and please get back to me!

  23. Mick says:

    They sell a ton of different butterflies at http://www.GandGwebStore.com

  24. Susan says:

    Beautiful! Anyone know where I can get the edible butterfly cake toppers? I would love to use them for my daughter’s birthday party!

    • Linda says:

      Have you found out where the edible butterflies can be purchased from? I have been looking for weeks for some?

  25. Sandra says:

    Hello Im going crazy looking for these SAME exact red butterflies.. Im getting married in October 2010 and my theme happens to be butterflies and my color is red..Perfect timing!!! Please PLEASE, someone help!!!! Ive looked everywhere….

  26. Sabrina says:

    Hello I`m looking for butterflys theme weddings. I`m getting married in Jun 2011 and my theme happens to be butterflies exact same red .
    CAN U PLEASE REFER SOMEONE TO ME IN UK?
    Thank you XXX

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  28. Emma says:

    Hi Robyn,

    I don’t suppose you could give me the exact link(s) you used for the wedding? The website has so much stuff on there and I’m desperate to buy some as get married in 2 weeks!!

    Thanks!
    Emma

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