Nothing says spring and summer quite like beautiful beating butterflies, so why not incorporate this pretty theme into your wedding day? This romantic magical setting is the perfect place to say I do and celebrate with friends and family. There are so many delicate details you can inject into your special day that bring this magical theme alive. It’s important, however to not go too little girl’s fairy tale fantasy, remaining elegant and sophisticated by adding simple and subtle specifics, will make it much more effective and tasteful for you and your guests to enjoy.

butterfly place cards

We love this theme for outdoor whimsical weddings, so if you’re planning just that, then this idea is perfect for you.  From party favours to place cards, this theme works stunningly for brides who crave that enchanting and romantic ambiance. Let’s start with your ensemble. A butterfly veil is the perfect way to create a dreamy and fairy tale like atmosphere on your special day.  This idea works beautifully on long veils that flow elegantly behind you as you walk down the aisle. If veils aren’t your thing, then why not use a pretty butterfly head piece or small and simple butterfly hair clips.  We also love using butterfly accessories on your bridesmaids and flower girls- you can easily do this by using headpieces or butterfly jewellery.

Placing some butterflies in your bouquet and arrangements is a fabulous way to incorporate this theme. Whether you opt for a full bouquet of butterflies, or several placed gracefully throughout your bouquet, this idea is simply stunning.  Kick-starting your theme early is always a good idea, this gives your guests a little taste of what’s to come. Using butterflies on your invites is a cute and pretty way of letting your friends and family in on the theme before your big day. Finally, your desserts, drinks and centrepieces are always a great way to bring a theme to life. From your cake to your straws, this tasteful tip is sure to impress your guests.

- Jenny Mooney

Image credits: Stationery: Bride Story | Hair clip: Brides of Adelaide | Hair clips: Etsy | Rings: Mango Studios | Bouquet: Karin Events | Place cards & straws: Etsy |