Wednesday, January 6, 2010

1,000 paper cranes

after talking to a few clients about their favorite wedding traditions one that has stuck with me is when the bride folds 1,000 paper cranes before her wedding. i wiki'd it and also got this

A thousand paper cranes is also traditionally given as a wedding gift by the folder, who is wishing a thousand years of happiness and prosperity upon the couple. It can also be gifted to a new baby for long life and good luck. Hanging a Senbazuru in one's home is thought to be a powerfully lucky and benevolent charm. It is also used as a matchmaking charm for a Japanese girl when she turns 13 years old. She would make 1000 paper cranes and give it to an admired boy.

in my one interpretation i will fold them myself with maybe a few helping hands. and hang the from the ceiling at my Detroit party, or lay them on tables at my actual wedding. when i'm done i can make a mobile like this!


  1. ahh, I love this idea.
    plus what a nice (not to mention stylish) way to remember your wedding long after.
    it also makes a cute baby mobile.

  2. oh thank you! means alot coming from you. hope you are having a good weekend with some of my favorite ladies!