Butterfly Releases

Butterflies are symbols of the spirit of freedom and happiness.

Live butterfly releases are perfect for weddings, memorial services, birthdays, or any special occasion that you'd like to create a magical moment. The butterflies can be released individually in butterfly envelopes or in larger quantities from a basket or lantern (see photos below). The process of a Butterfly Release is very simple. A poem, prayer, or well wishes are said and then the butterflies are released as a symbol of the perpetuation of life. We have poems you can use for a variety of different occasions, or you can read your own to make the experience even more personal.

Individual butterfly releases provide a personal experience. Each person that releases a butterfly can make their own wish before releasing their butterfly. A mass release gives an awe to any occasion as the butterflies flutter away in numbers. Whether the event is joyous or somber, these graceful creatures add a sense of beauty and hope to make the good times even better and the harder ones a little more bearable.  

All of the butterflies are hand raised from caterpillars and never caught from the wild. Releasing butterflies at your celebration will support efforts to replenish butterflies in the area that they are released in. As a result, the gesture is symbolic because it connects your special event with the life cycle of the majestic creatures.


Monarch on a cone flower

Shipping available to the neighbor islands.


The pricing of a live butterfly release is based on a lot of different variants, such as the type of box or basket that will be used, the amount of butterflies, and more. Since there are multiple combo options, please contact us with details about your event and we will work with you to get an affordable price.



Like a butterfly emerges
and unfolds its graceful wings
A marriage grows and it develops
With the love each partner brings.
Your flight through life together
is what you make it, so reach high
Spread your wings and learn to soar
as if with wings of a butterfly.
Share together life’s great adventure.
Now the two of your are one.
Shower your lover with butterfly kisses.
Your infinite journey has just begun.
— Larry James
As you release this butterfly
in honor of me,
know that I’m with you
and will always be.
Hold and hand, say a prayer,
close your eyes, and see me there.
Although you may feel
a bit torn apart,
please know that I’ll be forever in your heart.
Now fly away butterfly
as high as you can go,
I’m right there with you
more than you know.
— Jill Haley

Butterfly Release Options:

  • Butterfly envelopes for individual butterfly releases                     

  • Butterfly basket (assorted baskets available)

  • Butterfly release FROM A WIRE BASKET OR LANTERN Available