Butterflies Began Spreading The Word
A butterfly release dramatically
brings a ceremony to a very memorable and photogenic conclusion. To
begin with you'll want to find a vendor who will provide
the number of butterflies you need. Do a Google search for
butterflies using your locality in the query such as "Chicago
Butterfly Release", or insert whatever town you live in.
All kinds of butterfly providers will pop up.
the conclusion of your ceremony your butterflies can be released
in one of two ways:
The first version is the one you
see above with George and Marisol releasing their butterflies
from the white container they arrived in. The butterflies are
brought up to the bride and groom by the officiant and the
photographer is invited to take his or her place. The guests
may be asked to gather around if the couple wants. Typically
the couple follows the release of their butterflies with their
first kiss as husband and wife and the guests applaud. You
in any way you wish.
The second version involves the
audience, and every guest, is given an individual butterfly
in its own "wrapper." The guests are invited to closely
gather around the bride and groom and the bridal party. The
groom are invited
to release their butterflies first and then to embrace. While
holding that embrace the guests
their butterflies. The photography will show the embrace of
the bride and groom and the excitement of the guests as they
the little critters now ascending heavenward. This effect
is similar to the photo at left. Like the example above, this
is a suggested method of a group butterfly release. Change
it to suit your taste.
Please keep in mind: A butterfly
release is a morning or mid-afternoon affair. Butterflies are
not interested in flying at dusk because they don't know whose
mouth they're flying into. If your butterfly release takes
place too late in the day, the butterflies will promptly float
the ground and walk around. They'll wait for sun up to resume
flying. A real expensive bummer for your wedding!
I inform guests how to release the
butterflies by releasing one myself. Guests can be apprehensive
at first, after all, you're handing them an insect. I ask guests
not to shake them around in their wrappers as butterflies don't
like be shaken any more than you and I do. A well thought out
butterfly release makes a very photogenic and romantic conclusion
for your ceremony.