Butterflies For Your Love

By EdenGallery

For my latest blog, I grabbed one of my favorite images by photographer Sara Moon. This image inspired me to brainstorm why the butterfly might just be ideal for your offbeat wedding.

Depictions of butterflies in art have been around seemingly forever. Butterflies have been found in Egyptian hieroglyphs created 3500 years ago. As long as they have been in art they have represented more than just an insect. According to Kwaidan: Stories and Studies of Strange Things, by Lafcadio Hearn, butterflies personify a person’s soul. The ancient Greek word for butterfly primarily means “soul” or “mind”. In Chinese culture, two butterflies flying together symbolize love. Finally, there is the obvious idea of a caterpillar creating its chrysalis and turning into a butterfly which can represent a transition in life for anyone especially a bride to be.

Butterfly and Chinese wisteria flowers c.970

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Xvxi1.jpg

Now, on to the wedding items!

Edible butterflies for your cake by Sugar Robot

http://www.etsy.com/listing/92142086/the-original-edible-butterflies-large?ref=ss_listing

Vintage Botanical Butterfly Invitations by Sunshine and Ravioli

http://www.etsy.com/listing/91970144/vintage-wedding-invitation-botanical

Butterfly Leather Cufflinks by NostalgicLinks

 http://www.etsy.com/listing/88715668/butterfly-leather-cufflinks?ga_search_query=butterfly&ga_search_type=user_shop_ttt_id_5469513

Butterflies for your hair from katesCottage2

 http://www.etsy.com/listing/62987613/one-handmade-dupioni-silk-butterfly-hair?utm_source=Pinterest&utm_medium=PageTools&utm_campaign=Share

Yellow and Orange Sunflower with Butterfly Kanzashi Hairband by Kittykanzashi

http://www.etsy.com/listing/37957414/yellow-and-orange-sunflower-kanzashi?ga_search_query=butterfly&ga_search_type=user_shop_ttt_id_5499966

A butterfly dress by LisaSeraphin

 http://www.etsy.com/listing/71557117/circular-skirt-dress-inspired-marilyn

Butterfly mask by Artisian Maskers

 http://www.etsy.com/listing/75172134/sale-la-chantefleurie-ooak-collaborative?ga_search_query=butterfly&ga_search_type=user_shop_ttt_id_5354728

I hope my selections help you in your wedding search and that any wedding woes flit by on the wings of butterflies!

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Posted on April 26, 2012, in Accessories, advice, hair styles, hairpiece, handmade, themed weddings and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. I love butterfly wedding themes – that hairstyle is stunning!

  2. Thank you so much for sharing this lovely collection of butterfly ideas. Item after item, I was pleasantly surprised as I read.

  3. ArtisanMaskers

    Lovely, thank you! Such a wonderfully thought-out post. Also, I wanted to point out that the gorgeous butterflies on our mask were created by Kate (from Kate’s Cottage) who’s featured, as well! Small world! 😀 Thanks, again.

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