“Our loved ones visit us sometimes as butterflies.”
Some will say it’s destiny, some will say it’s a coincidence but we would all agree that it’s just incredible. Lydia and Max Van Gorder, an engaged pair, were about to walk down the aisle after the father of the groom honored the memory of his daughter who lost her life in a tragic car accident. But then something unbelievable happened.
The beautiful couple decided to release butterflies as a tribute to Max’s beloved sister. As his father was speaking, the butterflies were released but instead of flying away, they decided to join the emotional moment and land on the members of the family.
One of the butterflies clung to the father’s finger and didn’t let go till the ceremony ended. A few other butterflies were jealous of Lydia’s dress so they clung to her dress and walked her down the aisle.
Fortunately, the whole scenario was captured by the incredible photographer Jessica Manns. The story of the pictures was beautiful, so she had to share them on Facebook.
She wrote on Scott’s, Vanessa’s dad picture “That’s a real butterfly on his finger.”
“This is probably the most emotional thing I’ve witnessed at a wedding. The groom’s sister tragically passed away in a car accident a few years prior during the Christmas holiday.”
“To honour her, the groom’s parents released butterflies during the ceremony in her honour. There’s a common belief that our loved ones visit us sometimes as butterflies. As they released the butterflies, they wouldn’t fly off.”
She explained “They clung all over them and even stayed on their bodies the entire ceremony and well afterwards into cocktail hour. This same butterfly on his finger stayed there the entire ceremony and then flew onto the bride’s bouquet after the recessional.”
“Lydia, the bride, even walked down the aisle with two on her dress. Then a few hours later during the speeches, another butterfly somehow got inside the barn and landed on Lydia’s neck and remained there for all the speeches. Unreal,” Manns shared.
One of the butterflies fluttered in front of the bride’s face and her eyes lit up- it was all recorded on camera!
Lydia thanked Jessica for her beautiful pictures on her post “Thank you again for capturing such a special and loving moment during our wedding.” She shared,
“Vanessa was with us there and throughout the night. I relive my wedding day every time I look at your photos. You captured every moment so beautifully.”