Monday, January 19, 2009

Fun wedding trend takes flight...Asian Wedding Tradition

Ever notice that a lot of brides feature origami cranes in their wedding decor? Just look here, here and here.

Well, this popular wedding trend is based on an Asian tradition. The crane mates for life and symbolizes peace and longevity in Asian cultures. According to Japanese lore, a bride who folds 1,000 paper cranes before her wedding will have a prosperous marriage! Mini origami cranes make great escort-card holders or favors so start folding. Click
here for directions or check out Thousandfold Origami for some custom project ideas like this.



Want more? For details on the Origami Club, check out this Daily Candy article.

8 comments:

Once A Bride said...

These are great--orgami confuses me, though. :) oh well.

Asianexpressions said...

Origami ornaments make great wedding favors!

Grumpy Groom said...

I just hope that the tradition doesn't allow the bride to delegate folding those 1,000 cranes. Otherwise I'll have a new item for my to-do list. Very interesting article though. Thank you for sharing it!

Caitlin said...

Those are so cute!

Jamaica My Way said...

I LOVE the look of those invites! My mom lived in Japan for 5 years and I remember her telling me about this custom. She had a Japanese friend who lived with her and did the folding of 1000 cranes.

Dina said...

Hi, I recently saw a wedding invitation which used drawings of origami cranes, it looked very modern, graphic design. I think the invitation was pink. I have searched all over the net, has anyone of you possibly seen those images?? If yes, could you please, please, please post the link? Thanks so much!!! Dina

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