Sunday, July 31, 2005

BUTTERFLY KISSES

Yesterday I went to the wedding of my friends' daughter.  As the happy couple left the reception, dozens of butterflies were release to escort the new couple.  This little guy landed on a rock in a nearby pond where it happily enjoyed the coolness of the water.

This butterfly was in no hurry to fly away and stayed on the groom's sleeve until he got to the car.  The bride decided to take the butterfly with them as they enbarked on their new life together.

15 comments:

cw2smom said...

Wonderful shots!  The one of the butterfly on the groom with his brides hand showing is just perfectly beautiful!  An award winner in my humble opinion!  Lisa

joolsinwa said...

lovely!
~Julie

demandnlilchit said...

Dorn these are fantastic!!!!! Those are probably the best candid shots at the wedding....although that butterfly on the rocks looks like it was just waiting for that photo oportunity.....look at me! look at me,......I am a beautiful butterfly! lol

sylviam4000 said...

Stunning photo's. So very different. Thanks.
Sylvia

mtrib2 said...

The monarch butterfly on the rocks has great color/composition.  The one with the hand is unique.   mark
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scotthlori said...

Apparently, butterflies are the new "rice".  When I got married 8 years ago, having your guest blow bubbles was the thing to do...I wonder what will be next!  hehe!

Beautiful pictures!

Lori
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astaryth said...

What great Pics!! I would be sure to show the second one to the bride that is a really cool 'candid' shot that I'll bet she would enjoy.
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gotomaria said...

Nice shots of the Monarchs.  I have heard of butterflies being let go on weddings and also white doves.  I guess rice is not to good for little birds stomachs since it tends to expand beyond their capacity to disgest at times.  I sometimes people also throw rose petals instead of rice too.  Kind of neat all these different customs.   I love the shot of with the wedding gown and hand...did you get any of the flock of Monarchs?  That must have been quite a site!  Thanks for sharing.

ctx424 said...

Both shots are BEAUTIFUL!
What a nice wedding idea.
Kate

rjet33 said...

We used birdseed at somebody's wedding I went to.  Lovely shots of the Monarchs, btw.

kokoapuffy1 said...

Love the butterfly shots. Been to weddings that throw birdseed, or blow bubbles.

melvinlee2005 said...

beautful

debbted said...

Ahh yes, new life! Butterflies and hummers are two of my favs. Stunning shots here and unique 2nd one--lovely!!! :-) Sassy

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erkskindl said...

Real nice pictures.  I really enjoyed them.  You've got a great eye.

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