Groom releases butterflies at his wedding in honor of his sister who died in a car accident

Max Van Gorder and his family have a very special bond with butterflies.

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The insect has long been used to remember his sister Vanessa, who was tragically killed in a car accident a few years ago during the Christmas holidays.

So when Max made the decision with his wife Lydia Van Gorder in Honesdale, Pennsylvania, the couple decided to honor Vanessa, who had been 29 this year, by releasing monarch butterflies before reading their vows.

But instead of fluttering away in a sea of ​​orange colors, the butterflies decided to stay and attach themselves to Vanessa's parents, with the rest of the ceremony on the finger of her father Scott.

Max Van Gorder and his family have a very special attachment to butterflies (pictured is the father of Max, Scott, who is holding a butterfly)

Max Van Gorder and his family have a very special attachment to butterflies (pictured is the father of Max, Scott, who is holding a butterfly)

Photographer Jessica Manns captured the incredible ceremony and later shared it in an emotional Facebook post.

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& # 39; That's a real butterfly on his finger, & # 39; she wrote, pointing to the image of Scott Van Gorder.

& # 39; This is probably the most emotional thing I have experienced at a wedding. The groom's sister died tragically in a car accident a few years ago during the Christmas holidays.

So when Max made the decision with his wife Lydia Van Gorder in Honesdale, Pennsylvania, the couple decided to honor Vanessa, who had been 29 this year, by releasing Monarch butterflies before reading their vows (Max & # 39; s parents in the photo)

So when Max made the decision with his wife Lydia Van Gorder in Honesdale, Pennsylvania, the couple decided to honor Vanessa, who had been 29 this year, by releasing Monarch butterflies before reading their vows (Max & # 39; s parents in the photo)

So when Max made the decision with his wife Lydia Van Gorder in Honesdale, Pennsylvania, the couple decided to honor Vanessa, who had been 29 this year, by releasing Monarch butterflies before reading their vows (Max & # 39; s parents in the photo)

Photographer Jessica Manns was gifted with capturing the moment she later shared on Facebook in an emotional post (depicted is Max, his wife Lydia and his parents Scott and Elizabeth)

Photographer Jessica Manns was gifted with capturing the moment she later shared on Facebook in an emotional post (depicted is Max, his wife Lydia and his parents Scott and Elizabeth)

Photographer Jessica Manns was gifted with capturing the moment she later shared on Facebook in an emotional post (depicted is Max, his wife Lydia and his parents Scott and Elizabeth)

& # 39; This is probably the most emotional thing I have experienced at a wedding. The groom's sister died tragically during a car accident several years ago during the Christmas holidays, & Jessica wrote (Vanessa & # 39; s mother in the photo)

& # 39; This is probably the most emotional thing I have experienced at a wedding. The groom's sister died tragically during a car accident several years ago during the Christmas holidays, & Jessica wrote (Vanessa & # 39; s mother in the photo)

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& # 39; This is probably the most emotional thing I have experienced at a wedding. The groom's sister died tragically during a car accident several years ago during the Christmas holidays, & Jessica wrote (Vanessa & # 39; s mother in the photo)

& # 39; In her honor, the groom's parents released butterflies during the ceremony in her honor. & # 39;

It & # 39; believe that our loved ones can visit us in the form of butterflies & # 39; is what gives Scott and his wife Elizabeth strength, and it was made all the more clear during Max & # 39; s wedding.

& # 39; When they released the butterflies, they would not fly away. They clung to them and even stayed on their bodies for the entire ceremony and long afterwards in a cocktail hour, & Jessica said.

& # 39; The same butterfly on Scott & # 39; s finger remained there throughout the ceremony and flew on the bride's bouquet after the recession.

It & # 39; believe that our loved ones can visit us in the form of butterflies & # 39; is what gives power to Scott and his wife Elizabeth (photo), and it was made even clearer during Max & # 39; s wedding
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It & # 39; believe that our loved ones can visit us in the form of butterflies & # 39; is what gives power to Scott and his wife Elizabeth (photo), and it was made even clearer during Max & # 39; s wedding

It & # 39; believe that our loved ones can visit us in the form of butterflies & # 39; is what gives power to Scott and his wife Elizabeth (photo), and it was made even clearer during Max & # 39; s wedding

& # 39; Lydia, the bride, even walked down the aisle with two on her dress, & # 39; said Jessica (Max and Lydia in the photo)

& # 39; Lydia, the bride, even walked down the aisle with two on her dress, & # 39; said Jessica (Max and Lydia in the photo)

& # 39; Lydia, the bride, even walked down the aisle with two on her dress, & # 39; said Jessica (Max and Lydia in the photo)

Guests were brought in tears over the representation of love between the Van Gorder family

Guests were brought in tears over the representation of love between the Van Gorder family

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Guests were brought in tears over the representation of love between the Van Gorder family

What is the meaning of butterflies?

Butterflies are deep and powerful images of life.

Many cultures associate the butterfly with our soul. The Christian religion sees the butterfly as a symbol of the resurrection.

People all over the world see the butterfly as an expression of endurance, change, hope and life.

Source: Gardens with wings

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& # 39; Lydia, the bride, even walked down the aisle with two on her dress. Then a few hours later during the speeches, another butterfly somehow landed in the shed and landed on Lydia & 39's neck and stayed there for all the speeches. & # 39;

Jessica called the moment & # 39; unreal & # 39; and with that laid a hand on her husband from 40 years ago, a butterfly in memory of Vanessa who sat lightly on her knuckles.

She took the bride's face as a butterfly nestled in her neck, etched pure joy into her eyes.

Jessica took the bride's face as a butterfly nestled in her neck, etched pure joy into her eyes

Jessica took the bride's face as a butterfly nestled in her neck, etched pure joy into her eyes

Jessica took the bride's face as a butterfly nestled in her neck, etched pure joy into her eyes

Lydia (photo on the day) publicly thanked Jessica when the photos on social media started to become viral

Lydia (photo on the day) publicly thanked Jessica when the photos on social media started to become viral

Lydia (photo on the day) publicly thanked Jessica when the photos on social media started to become viral

Lydia publicly thanked Jessica when the photos on social media started to become viral. Since then they have received more than 62,000 likes on Facebook.

& # 39; Thanks again for capturing such a special and loving moment during our wedding, & # 39; she said.

& # 39; Vanessa was there with us and all night. I relive my wedding day every time I look at your photos. You have captured every moment so beautifully. & # 39;

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You can look up more photos of Jessica Manns Facebook or her website.

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