Pacific Weddings: Madame Butterfly

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butterfly wedding or bridal shower ideas

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?!

butterfly wedding or bridal shower ideas

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”.

butterfly wedding or bridal shower ideas

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…

butterfly wedding or bridal shower ideas

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.

butterfly wedding or bridal shower ideas

Click here for full “Madame Butterfly” details – and find lots more inspiration over at!

Vendor Credit
  • Photography by : David Murphey and Kara Matsunaga
By |2018-02-12T18:29:49-07:00February 18th, 2009|Bridal Showers, Weddings|

About the Author:

Jennifer Sbranti is the founder of Hostess with the Mostess®, a creative living and party planning resource established in 2006. She lives in Northern California with her husband, Sonny, and daughters Macy (8) and Rylie (6). Sbranti’s work has been featured in media outlets such as Good Morning America, The Today Show, Real Simple, People, InStyle Weddings, and Extra! TV. She has designed creative content and unique live events for several well-respected brands, including Mattel, Coca-Cola, The Hershey Company, Toys”R”Us, Pottery Barn Kids, and Starbucks.


  1. Suzanne Bastien-Adams February 18, 2009 at 12:08 pm

    I must must know where those butterflies are from!

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

    [email protected]

  2. Jendayi Polite February 18, 2009 at 1:06 pm

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

  3. jenn s. February 18, 2009 at 3:20 pm

    Suzanne –
    I’m not sure where these exact butterflies are from, but both of these websites have TONS of great artificial butterflies:

    Hope that helps!
    Jenn :)

  4. Katie February 18, 2009 at 8:07 pm

    Absolutely stunning!

  5. Ashlee C. February 18, 2009 at 11:46 pm

    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!

  6. Tori February 19, 2009 at 8:21 am

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

  7. Robyn February 19, 2009 at 11:57 am

    Hi Suzanne–the butterflies are from World Buyers:
    So glad you like the setting!

  8. Kelli February 19, 2009 at 12:02 pm

    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!

  9. jenifer simpson February 20, 2009 at 6:39 pm

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

  10. Sandra @ Ribbons and Favors February 22, 2009 at 8:53 pm

    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.

  11. Jocelyn Taylor March 11, 2009 at 5:49 pm

    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

  12. maiooo March 15, 2009 at 9:16 am

    it is greaaaaaaaaaaaaat lovely beautiful decorations

  13. Loreyn March 26, 2009 at 9:59 pm

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

  14. EVE April 7, 2009 at 10:58 pm


  15. jenn s. April 8, 2009 at 7:38 am

    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

    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! :)

  16. Marie April 8, 2009 at 7:28 am

    Can someone please tell me what the branch is sittting in?

  17. Kathryn @ Australia Entertains May 20, 2009 at 3:24 pm

    the butterflies are amazing. We’ve been using butterfly Christmas decorations recently for decorating baby showers, bridal showers and weddings. Buying Christmas decs out of season makes them so reasonable.

  18. bella May 24, 2009 at 5:09 pm

    does anyone know where i can get the branches

  19. Sugar and Spice Event Design May 24, 2009 at 11:21 pm

    If you add a hint of blue, you will have an interesting take on a memorial day celebration! Just a thought!

  20. jenn s. May 26, 2009 at 3:25 pm

    Bella –
    You can order manzanita branches online at – – or at

  21. bella May 28, 2009 at 10:54 pm

    How do u hang the butterflies (what do u use)


  22. JoDitt @ Joyful Heart Design June 16, 2009 at 8:56 am

    When I think of butterfly theme weddings, I don’t normally think of red, but I love this red, white and butterfly theme. Very elegant!

    I am doing a series of blog posts on Butterfly wedding ideas at: .
    I will have to include a link back to this post.

  23. Kelly Rizo July 1, 2009 at 11:45 am

    Hi im having my sweet 16 and my theme is about butterflies. Can anyone inform me of where those butterflies are sold i must have them thank you and please get back to me!

  24. Mick February 13, 2010 at 8:53 am

    They sell a ton of different butterflies at

  25. Susan March 25, 2010 at 12:46 pm

    Beautiful! Anyone know where I can get the edible butterfly cake toppers? I would love to use them for my daughter’s birthday party!

    • Linda January 27, 2011 at 10:01 pm

      Have you found out where the edible butterflies can be purchased from? I have been looking for weeks for some?

  26. Sandra April 9, 2010 at 7:31 pm

    Hello Im going crazy looking for these SAME exact red butterflies.. Im getting married in October 2010 and my theme happens to be butterflies and my color is red..Perfect timing!!! Please PLEASE, someone help!!!! Ive looked everywhere….

  27. Sabrina May 4, 2010 at 4:33 am

    Hello I`m looking for butterflys theme weddings. I`m getting married in Jun 2011 and my theme happens to be butterflies exact same red .
    Thank you XXX

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  29. Emma September 29, 2011 at 8:35 am

    Hi Robyn,

    I don’t suppose you could give me the exact link(s) you used for the wedding? The website has so much stuff on there and I’m desperate to buy some as get married in 2 weeks!!


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