Forget confetti* or rice—guests at chic Australian weddings are casting live butterflies at the newlyweds. The demand for butterflies at Australian weddings has soared in the two years since the country’s first commercial butterfly breeding business was set up in Western Australia by Jill Murray, who noted a growing trend in the United States.“Demand has been amazing because so many churches and parks now do not allow confetti, rice or rose petals,”Murray told reporters.“Releasing a box of butterflies can be a magical moment and every bride likes a little magic.”Murray breeds the butterflies on a farm at Denmark, 217 miles south of Perth, and delivers them at a cost of .50 for six in cool, dark containers, which prompt the cold-blooded creaturessintosnatural hibernation. When the packages are opened the warmth and light wakes them and they fly out. Murray said butterflies were also in demand for fashion shows, funerals and naming ceremonies, with the events ordering 24 butterflies on average. Butterfly experts said there was no real harm in the practice but the butterflies should only be released outside and on warm days to allow them time to find food and shelter before nightfall.