Butterflies are a natural companion to flowers in nature. They are also a symbolic representation of a new life, a new beginning. This natural relationship and symbolic meaning make butterflies the perfect wedding decor accent in bouquets, centerpieces, even favors and wedding cakes.
How can you tastefully incorporate butterflies into your wedding flower arrangements?
Wedding Flower Bouquets
Butterflies symbolize a transformation from old to new. The joining of bride and groom during the wedding ceremony is the joining of two old lives into one new life together. Butterfly accents in the wedding party’s flowers are a representation of this new life and new beginning two people are about to embark on.
Realistic butterflies can be adhered or clipped onto the bride’s or bridesmaids’ flower bouquets. Let them rest above the floral blooms just as butterflies would in nature. Depending on the size of the bouquet two to three butterflies can be tastefully worked into the arrangement. White butterflies on picks are a subtle way to use this trend, they act as a soft accent and let the beauty and color of wedding flowers shine.
Another option is a butterfly jeweled pick or bouquet brooch to add to a bouquet arrangement. Every bride needs jewelry to dress up on her special day, why not let her wedding flower bouquet dress up to?
Wedding Flower Centerpiece
Butterflies can transition into reception decor to carry on the symbolism of a new life and new beginning for the married couple. Just as they did with bouquet arrangements butterflies are a beautiful accent added to table centerpieces.
Flowers and butterflies are a natural pairing. The subtle accent of butterflies tucked into floral blooms will radiate a fresh, lively tone perfect for a spring or summer wedding. Butterflies can also be easily incorporated into a rustic, woodland or vintage wedding theme.
You can coordinate colors within your floral arrangement to the color of butterflies you use for a harmonious arrangement. Or for a trend that will really pop and bring the butterflies to the center of attention use brightly colored butterflies against your wedding theme colors.