Monday, October 4, 2010

Cranes of Luck and Love

Saw this beautiful wedding of Laura and Jonathan in Chicago, IL.

What an incredible backdrop and a perfect way to add visual interest
to an indoor wedding where you may have a plain background.
The vibrant colors make her white dress pop that much more!
Beautiful shot of the cake through the shower of cranes.
I have a similar one with shower of orchids.

In Japanese legend, making 1000 cranes can grant you a wish, such as long life,
or a thousand years of good luck. The same can be said if it is given as a gift.
Given to a couple for a wedding gift, it would hold a gift of wishing a thousand years of
happiness and prosperity upon the couple. Given for the welcoming of a baby
would be wishing the baby a long life and lots of luck.
In Asia, the crane is a mystical creature that is said to live one thousand years.

I love this idea so much - it's great for any special occasion - a baby shower perhaps?
And easily transitioned into a baby nursery! I'm definitely doing this at some point!

Want to learn how to make some paper cranes of your own?
Check HERE for a step-by-step photo tutorial.
Or check HERE for a YouTube video tutorial.


VicissitudiniLombarde said...

Nice photos! ;)

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Haddock said...

Like that idea of the 1000 cranes.....and so colourful.

ellevictoire said...

the paper cranes are such a great idea. i love it

Jen of MadeByGirl said...

this is such a great idea of using paper cranes that way. interesting.
thanks for sharing :)

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