They’re colourful, delicate and full of life, and you can even farm them in your own backyard.
Forget the tradition of throwing rice or confetti, people are now choosing to release butterflies at weddings and other celebrations across Australia.
Glenda Buhagiar farms butterflies out of her backyard in Traralgon.
The butterflies are transported live in Chrysalyis form and then hatched out when they reach their destination.
Glenda says she became a butterfly farmer by accident and she now devotes her time to hatching the butterflies and making sure they are kept in perfect growing conditions.
But she wouldn’t have it any other way.
“Who doesn’t love butterflies?” she asks.
“They are just so graceful. They will fly around you, land on you. They are just so peaceful and beautiful.”