Butterflies Take Flight In This Playful Wedding Design

Nirav Patel Photography
The bride drew on her skills as a wedding planner to create this event design.
Written by
Taylor Ellsworth


Spring/Summer 2021

Seizing on her love of all things modern as well as her lifelong affinity for butterflies, bride Leah Hwung drew on her skills as a wedding planner to create a fabulously unique and playful design for her wedding to Justin Lee. Leah’s vision paired the couple’s love for art with their appreciation for the outdoors by bringing modern and abstract elements into a beautiful natural setting. Butterflies became the central theme, drawing on the transformation that butterflies undergo to become beautiful as an allegory for the twists and turns in the couple’s own love story. The bride collaborated with her Two Perfect Events team on a collection of hand-painted and sustainable butterfly art pieces featured throughout the celebration’s setting. These were combined with artful and painterly details, such as a giant yarn installation on the ceremony’s oak tree and sculptural ikebana floral arrangements on the reception tables, to create an elevated and ephemeral party atmosphere.

City State:

Carmel Valley


Bride's Gown
Groom's Suit
Hair and Makeup