Butterfly Wedding Releases (Founded in 1993)
In Association with South African Butterfly Breeding Association (SABBA)
A Non Profit Company (NPC) – Registration No. 2005/035553/08, P. O. Box 599, Ramsgate, 4285.
We have been supplying SA butterflies as confetti since 1999.
Note; This service is not available to wedding/function Coordinators or wedding/function Venues
To avoid misunderstandings and misrepresentations
– we do not deal with third parties –
Responses from clients
Ek moet vir jou dankie se die butterflies dit was asemrowend baie baie mooi so n’ peace restored baie dankie Lizanne
“Good morning Hayley-Ann. We are including an incredibly beautiful butterfly in the package, marked with a small heart on the packet. This butterfly is one of our special ones, a large male that hatched this morning. We know that you wish to have a mass release, but perhaps you could give this specific butterfly to Declan’s parents to release, besides the mass release?”
“Hi Lizanne,I’m reading your mail and the tears are streaming down my face. Your kindness is amazing. Thank you so very much for your special gesture. Thank you again from the bottom of my heart.”
Much love, Hayley-Ann Rodgers
Good morning Lizanne. The butterfly release was absolutely amazing. There were over 200 people at the funeral and once we started handing them out, everyone swarmed us. The butterfly you selected for Declan’s parents was the most beautiful butterfly we had ever seen. And he didn’t fly away straight away. He lingered around for everyone to marvel in his exquisite beauty. It was absolutely the saddest day that we had ever experienced but somehow with all the love and support surrounding everyone, the butterflies brought a form of release to everyone as they let them float off into the air, and whisper a silent goodbye. I just want to thank you once again for making our day so special, and for that beautiful butterfly for Steven and Stacey.
Warm regards, Hayley-Ann Rodgers
Hi Lizanne, thanks – butterflies worked well – added a nice touch to the funeral as most had not seen it done before. All the best.
“The butterflies were wonderful and everyone was so amazed by such a thing. They had never heard of a butterfly release.”
“We would just like to thank you. You have help us to make our Granny’s Funeral very special. We will always remember this. All the butterflies were so beautiful and very pretty. Thank you so much. It was so beautiful. Thank you very very much. You have made it so special. Thank you “
Alida and family
“Die skoenlapper, is een van God se mooiste skeppings. Twee skoenlappers wat saam vlieg, word gesien as ‘n simbool van liefde. Skoenlappers verteenwoordig die Vryheid van jou Gees, ook geluk en vreugde. Die ruspe (Onse Oumatjie) het die einde van haar lewe bereik, maar sy is nou in ‘n volgende fase. Soos ‘n mooi, skoenlapper wat vry in die lug dans. Daar was onder andere ook ‘n spesie onder hulle watgenoem word “The Mother Of Pearl”. Net soos Ouma was. Een van die skoenlappers wat ons laat gaan het, het op my dogtertjie se blaadjie kom sit. Tot die Dominee gese het Amen, en die skoenlappertjie het gevlieg. Dit het haar gesiggie laat blom. Baie dankie vir al julle moeite. Die skoenlappers was so pragtig.”
“I just want to say a very big “THANK YOU” for the butterflies for my husband’s funeral, we played His favourite song ‘MY BUTTERFLY” WHICH HE USED TO SING TO OUR LATE DAUGHTER!!! I felt it appropriate that as the coffin left the church our special song was played and 50 butterflies handed out as a token of the 50 years we were married!!! I can honestly tell you that the Minster and everyone has been speaking about these beautiful butterflies and how peacefully they flew once we opened them!!
It was so awesome and when my one flew away I actually ran after it shouting there goes my butterfly, it was so touching!!! SO SO BEAUTIFUL!!! I just loved it!!! We had plus/minus 150 people attend the service as my husband was very respected and well known in the Motor Racing and boxing world. If you would like to access to my son’s website his name is GRANT VAN SCHALKWYK, he raced for many years here and abroad and you will read some of the comments made re the funeral and the impact the butterflies made on the day of celebration for our Dad and Hubby!!
Wishing you all the very best and please stay in touch. Was a wonderful experience which touched many people’s lives as well as the children. God bless and take care. With lots of butterfly love, Judy & Grant.”
Judy & Grant van Schalkwyk
“Just want to say a big thank you to you and the Conservation of Butterflies in South Africa. What a wonderful idea, everybody was so thrilled. Our friend Bronnie who passed was called Bronni Butterfly because of her love for butterflies. Bron had been suffering from Cystic Vibrosis for many years. The Cystic Vibrosis Emblem is a Butterfly, so very symbolic to all who loved and attended her memorial. It was a truly magical experience, what an array of colours, shapes and sizes.”
“I wanted to email you to let you know what a wonderful experience releasing the 20 butterflies was. Although a very emotional and sad occasion, with only 18 people attending, when each person released their butterfly, it really created a very special moment and we all were lost in our own little world. Seeing the butterflies fly off into the garden really lifted our spirits. Such a magical moment and everyone agreed that it really helped turn a very sad occasion into one of hope and acceptance. My friend, who lost her baby, thanked me for this and I in turn would like to thank you because without your help, none of this would have happened. Every butterfly was released and it was very, very special. Thanks again for your help and kindness.”