Ever since I first saw the breathtaking cascade of butterflies at Neiman Marcus, I have been fascinated with the idea of a butterfly wedding. I still find myself mesmerized each time I take the escalators surrounded by the sight of hundreds of glittering wings! A few years ago, I stumbled upon ruby red butterfly garlands on a site called World Buyers, and we created a fantastic scene of butterflies from the table setting to the desserts. Honolulu florist, Fong Tagawa of Floral Inspirations, selected Bacara and Black Magic roses to create a floral runner for the table and added gloriosa lilies, roses and crystals in a canopy of red and white to mix with the butterflies. I thought I would share it today, as it is still one of my favorite wedding themes.
Article first appeared in Pacific Weddings, Summer/Fall 2008
Photos by David Murphey & Kara Matsunaga; Cupcakes by Carmen Emerson-Bass, Cake Couture; Floral Design by Fong Tagawa, Floral Inspirations; Shot at the Honoulu Design Center; Style Editors Robyn I‘aea + Shaunna Keough; Hair + Makeup by Jacque Rojas; Favors + Ribbons by Midori Inc.; Menus by Ceci New York; Cupcake Holders by Paper Orchid Stationery