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Weddings with a difference

A wedding is the perfect occasion for a live butterfly release. Whether you chose to release just one or two butterflies, or to include your bridal party, or even your guests, in the release, you can be sure that you are creating a memorable occasion for your family and guests.

The words your Celebrant speaks while you are releasing butterflies can shape your intent in the release, whether you are creating an everyday reminder of the promises you have made, to simply carrying your guests’ good wishes and and blessings.

Local Celebrant, Angel Pearson shares her interpretation of a butterfly release:

“Anyone who’s been in any kind of long term relationship knows that success is less about the carefully scripted words and artful decorations of your wedding day,and more about what comes next – finding flashes of beauty among the ordinary, day to day events.

Today we release these Monarch Butterflies, and in doing so, create an ongoing reminder of this day for years to come. Whenever you see a Monarch Butterfly flitting past, choose to remember the promises you have made here today.”


Availability of Monarch butterflies is very seasonal, generally from November to April. We also offer beautiful Doves for outside of this seasonal time.


Occasional Monarchy is glad to provide live Monarch butterflies for release in the quantities you require, ranging from individual, paired or multiple. Click on the button below to see our pricing.

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Release Boxes

We stock a eclectic selection of presentation/release boxes for individual release or a larger release, these are available for purchase.

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Your words don’t need to be over-elaborate, sometimes simplicity has its own beauty:

Love is like a butterfly, it settles upon you when you least expect it.

Happiness is like a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.
Nathaniel Hawthorne

Beautiful and graceful, varied and enchanting, small but approachable, butterflies lead you to the sunny side of life. And everyone deserves a little sunshine.
Jeffrey Glassberg

A traditional Celtic Blessing:

May the wings of the butterfly kiss the sun, and find your shoulder to light on,
To bring you luck, happiness and riches, today, tomorrow and beyond.

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