Whimsy and Wildflowers at Montage Laguna

May 14, 2024 10:03 am

A rainbow spectrum of soft shades of purple, yellow, coral, and pink created a luxurious yet playful setting for Marisa and Sahand’s September wedding at the Montage Laguna Niguel. Flowers like larkspur, delphinium and other wildflowers bordered the ceremony area and the aisle. The arch took on a more luxe feel, with roses anchoring the look. Daisies, chamomile, and cosmos added touches of texture and movement, along with accents of greenery. We also decorated the sofreh, designed by Afsaneh Sargordan, with more cheerful wildflowers, in shades of pink and lavender. Pastels filled the ballroom, from the clusters of roses, wildflowers, and dahlias on the table, to the flowers spilling from the ceiling. We added large magnolia trees for a whimsical... Read More


Classic Black and White at Hummingbird Nest Ranch

May 9, 2024 2:51 pm

Black and white served as a sleek, chic backdrop for Stephanie and Touraj’s Hummingbird Nest Ranch wedding. A multicultural celebration, we provided a thick border of roses and greenery for the Persian sofreh at the ceremony, along with accents of wildflowers, roses, and greenery lining the aisle. While their reception was on the outdoors lawn, it was as sophisticated as the most glamorous ballroom wedding. A black and white checkered dance floor by MTB Rentals set the tone. We followed suit with crisp white florals, set on black linens to continue the look. Lots and lots of candles and chandeliers and twinkle lights by NFP added even more style to the “room” for a super-cool event guests won’t soon forget.... Read More


A Romantic Garden Setting at Hummingbird Nest Ranch

October 20, 2023 1:57 pm

What a dreamy wedding! This Hummingbird Nest Ranch celebration was full of soft romance, from our multiple round arches framing the ceremony to the arrangements in pretty stone pots down the aisle, to the awe-inducing canopy of greenery and roses in the reception tent. Clara and Noah wanted a light palette of blush, pink, and ivory, accented by a generous heaping of greenery. We also added the arrangements in individual concrete pots finished in a rustic ivory, as if they were taken from the garden of an English estate. The arch motif continued in the reception tent, where arches were placed over guest tables and behind the sweetheart table. Collections of vases holding roses; alstilbe; and lisianthus lined the tables,... Read More


A Fall Wedding with Natural Charm

July 18, 2023 9:32 am

A fall wedding brings to mind rich autumnal colors, like copper, terra cotta, and goldenrod. For Mercedes and Kyle’s wedding at a private home, we created a gorgeous design full of vibrant textures and shades that brought both a natural charm and easy elegance to their celebration. The backyard of the home featured a pool, and we floated curves of rose petals in golden-yellow and burnt orange. We also lined a rustic wood aisle with arrangements of wildflowers, roses, and greenery in orange, red, coral, and even touches of blue. The dining tables featured tall centerpieces of rustic branches, greenery, and flowers. We also scattered pots in complimentary colors including copper and bronze. A delightful surprise: pots of mini peppers,... Read More


Bringing the Ballroom Outside at Hummingbird Nest Ranch

May 10, 2023 9:58 am

One of our specialties is creating lush overhead installations of florals. Usually, you need a ballroom ceiling to do that type of thing! But working with the right vendors, we can create such drama anywhere. In this case, we worked with Town & Country Event Rentals to accent Alexandra and Mattan’s dance floor at their venue, Hummingbird Nest Ranch. Town and Country created a framework of trussing for us so we could safely attach our florals, and the result was a stunning installation of white orchids with accents of greenery. We also lined the arches of the Ranch’s architecture with lush garlands of more greenery and classically beautiful white flowers. Our chuppah echoed this color scheme, too, a gorgeous showpiece... Read More


Rustic Glamour at La Quinta

February 22, 2023 4:12 pm

We love cherry blossoms – the perfect combination of pretty blooms and the rusticity of tree branches. Carrie and Dan wanted a natural wood and floral chuppah at their La Quinta Resort wedding; we created a structure with a blend of florals, including lots and lots of cherry blossoms. We also cascaded a lovely unfurling of tons of blush and ivory flowers at the base of the branches, too. Plus, a matching arch greeted guests at the beginning of the aisle. Along the crisp white aisle, we placed boxes holding bursts of more ivory and pink flowers. Inside the stunning ballroom, more branches, including curly willow, formed large arrangements on the round tables, dressed with hanging glass votives. Long wood... Read More


Black, White, and Rustic at Saddlerock Ranch

January 3, 2023 1:25 pm

Unlikely combinations of colors and textures are what we LIVE for here at Butterfly! When Shirin and Arsalan wanted to bring in black to a rustic theme at their Saddlerock Ranch wedding, we were 100% in. We made the black element work by keeping the rest of the color palette simple: White with greenery. Greenery bought in the rustic texture, and white gave the black a clean-cut, pristine counterpoint. We wound ruscus and white flowers around black arches on their ceremony aisle, and kept the greenery at a minimum for their all-white centerpieces in the reception. This monochromatic approach at the reception let the rustic wood of their tables really shine. The black napkins and chairs at the reception tables... Read More


Taking the Church Outside at Saddlerock Ranch

December 20, 2022 1:18 pm

During the COVID lockdown, many churches were closed for health and safety reasons. Priscilla and Will wanted to bring the church outside for their wedding – and we were thrilled to help set the scene! The couple rented church pews for ceremony seating (courtesy of Found Rentals) and we created a beautiful backdrop consisting of wood pieces echoing the stained glass windows of a traditional church. Tons of greenery and white flowers accented the arches. We also added an arch at the end of the aisle featuring actual doors – just like the entrance of a church. The reception space was a beautiful tent with swagging and more greenery. A black and white scheme reflected in chameleon chairs, linens, and... Read More


Pretty Romance at Calamigos Ranch

December 2, 2022 1:07 pm

Calamigos Ranch offers a whimsical, pastoral venue for weddings. Jessika and Adrian married among the dreamy trees and hanging lights in the Pavilion ceremony space; then, guests partied among nearby carnival rides and under Calamigos’ elegant tent. Our round ceremony structure, decorated with white roses, served as a dramatic backdrop for the couple. The natural mix of white flowers and greenery continued through the cocktail hour and reception space. We dressed the fireplace mantel with lots of gorgeous flowers, and moved the ceremony backdrop to the reception space to add visual impact to the sweetheart table. See below for photos by Brett Hickman Photo of this naturally pretty wedding. Floral Design: Butterfly Floral and Event Design Planning: Symphony Weddings & Events... Read More


Vivid Jewel Tones At Calamigos Ranch

October 18, 2022 5:35 pm

Jewel tones bring a deep vibrancy to an event, an unexpected bold vibe. Flowers come in so many gem-like hues, that for Jamie and Rusty we had a ton of options to work with. We focused on pinks, reds, and purples, with accents of blush to keep the look from seeming too ‘heavy.’ The Oaks Room ceremony space at Calamigos Ranch features a natural-looking arch that we decorated with lots of pink, purple, and red flowers as well as greenery to impart a loose, organic feel. We also decorated a chuppah to stand underneath the arch, adding lots of greenery along the posts. In the reception, loads of flowers accented every space, including the fireplace, along the tables, and cascading... Read More