A Conservatory Love Story

In Weddings and Eventsby Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory

Spoiler – She said YES!

For Emily, it was just another Friday afternoon and just a normal visit to the Butterfly Conservatory. She and Dylan arrived with their sweet little girl just before closing and with the exception of one other person, they were all alone in the greenhouse. What a peaceful, relaxing way to cap off the work week! Little did she know, Dylan had called and arranged for exclusive after-hours use of the Conservatory, and the person casually strolling photographing butterflies was actually Catherine from Catherine Mombourquette Photography – there to capture the moment when Dylan asked Emily to marry him! Check out the adorable photos below – thank you so much to Catherine for the photos and to Emily and Dylan for sharing your special moment with us and agreeing to be featured on our blog.


We’re always honoured to be able to share such a unique place with our guests, and often for life’s most important moments. Butterflies are symbolic in so many ways so it’s not surprising that we see so many special events here at the Conservatory, but the novelty never wears off. We get just as excited as our guests do, and though we can’t promise that we won’t try to watch from behind a palm tree, we can guarantee that it’ll be a moment neither of you will forget.


Congratulations on your engagement Emily and Dylan – we hope the butterflies last a lifetime!