Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Crane Craze

The tradition of 1,000 Origami cranes has been a wedding tradition for many years. Folding a crane takes time, patience and understanding. It is believed that a man and woman who can fold 1,000 paper cranes together have enough practise and trust to sustain a happy marriage as these same qualities are vital for a marriage to last and thrive. Some believe in the tradition of giving 1,000 cranes, they do this to wish the couple a thousand years of happiness and prosperity.

Crane curtains create a whimsical mood for a wedding ceremony.

Use cranes to decorate your wedding cake or even use them as cupcake toppers...cute!

You could incorporate your colour palette and only make cranes in those colours.

Strands of floating cranes make a stunning backdrop to your wedding reception, bridal table or cake table.

An origami crane seating chart would be a fantastic piece to tie your ceremony and reception together.

Guests could write there wishes and words of wisdom on the cranes and hang on a wishing tree for the couple to read.

Origami boutonnieres for the groom and his bridal party.

Origami place cards doubling as favours for your guests.

Birdcages or clear vessels filled with paper cranes as table centrepieces.

The cranes can become the central theme in your wedding styling or be an individual feature piece for your guests to marvel at either way the symbolism of 1,000 hand-folded paper cranes is very beautiful and quite powerful plus they are a wonderful styling idea. The end result is a visual testament of your love for one another.

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