18 Feb

Pacific Weddings: Madame Butterfly

Pacific Weddings: Madame Butterfly

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?!

Pacific Weddings: Madame Butterfly

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”.

Pacific Weddings: Madame Butterfly

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…

Pacific Weddings: Madame Butterfly

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.

Pacific Weddings: Madame Butterfly

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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31Comments

1
Suzanne Bastien-Adams SAYS:

I must must know where those butterflies are from!

Does anyone know? I can’t seem to find the supplier!

LilithSilvermane@gmail.com

Reply February 18, 2009 at 12:08 pm

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Jendayi Polite SAYS:

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

Reply 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 :)

Reply February 18, 2009 at 3:20 pm

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Katie SAYS:

Absolutely stunning!

Reply 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!

Reply February 18, 2009 at 11:46 pm

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Tori SAYS:

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

Reply 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!

Reply 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!

Reply February 19, 2009 at 12:02 pm

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jenifer simpson SAYS:

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

Reply 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.

Reply 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

Reply March 11, 2009 at 5:49 pm

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maiooo SAYS:

it is greaaaaaaaaaaaaat lovely beautiful decorations

Reply March 15, 2009 at 9:16 am

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Loreyn SAYS:

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

Reply 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

Reply 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! :)

Reply April 8, 2009 at 7:38 am

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