Butterflies for Wedding Releases
American Indians believed that for a wish to come true, you had to capture
a butterfly, whisper your wish to it, and then set the butterfly free. The
butterfly would carry your wish to Heaven, where the Creator was able to decipher the message and grant the wish.
Weddings are perfect for butterfly releases, sending wishes for the bride
and groom off on the wings of butterflies.
Butterfly releases are also great for birthdays, anniversaries,
graduations, baby showers, and grand
openings. A butterfly's beauty, charm, and grace will add a special
touch to any special occasion.
For an extraordinary gift, consider the addition of a few
butterflies to a basket of fresh cut flowers or silk blossoms. Butterflies
might also be placed inside an ornate bird cage that is covered with
tulle, lace, or organza.
We have been rearing butterflies since 1993. Our
butterflies are well cared for: housed in a greenhouse filled with
their favorite nectar sources, provided with fresh air, and given access to sugar water (which is
highly nutritious to butterflies). They are
protected from predators, insecticides, and harsh weather.
Our interest in butterflies goes far beyond raising them for
profit. We are actively involved in butterfly conservation and education,
and we have been avid butterfly gardeners for over 20 years. We love
butterflies! The well being of butterflies, both in our butterfly nursery
and in the wild, is of great importance to us.
We offer Monarch, Painted Lady, and
American Lady butterflies for release at weddings, anniversaries,
birthdays, memorials, etc. If you live within driving distance of central
PA, we suggest you come here to pick up the butterflies. If not, we are
permitted to ship them to most of the states that lie east of the
You may wish to release your butterflies from envelopes, or
you might choose to purchase one of our beautiful sinamay boxes or baskets
(which can be used for display and release). Whatever method you choose, the butterfly release will
likely be an experience long remembered.
We should have Monarchs available for release from early July
thru early October in 2016. American Ladies and Painted Ladies will be
available sporadically thru the summer. Orders should be placed several weeks ahead of
time, but sometimes we can handle last-minute requests too. We require a
50% down payment at the time of ordering, with the balance due five days prior to pick-up.
If you might like to place an order for butterflies, please send an email
to me at RoseFranklin@aol.com with
"Butterfly Release" in the subject line. Provide the date of
your event and the number of butterflies you would like to purchase.
Include your name and address and we will then mail
to you an information packet with an order form which you will have to fill out and mail back to us.
Once we receive the order form, your order is placed.
By June, there should be (right here) photos
of the various sinamay boxes and baskets we will have available this year.
107 Butterfly Lane Spring Mills, PA 16875
our busy shipping season (May 1 thru September 30), please email, don't
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