We love the whimsical look paper cranes add to a wedding’s decor. These pretty pieces of folded paper are a form of Japanese origami and have played a significant part in ancient Japanese history. Legend says whoever folds one thousand paper cranes will be granted one wish. So, it is believed when a bride folds 1000 cranes she will learn the gift of patience and be granted the reward of a long and happy marriage. Today, you still see these pretty paper decorations featured in Asian and multi-cultural weddings, but in recent years they have also become popular in western weddings. Not only do they incorporate ancient symbolism into your wedding, they also add a very pretty and whimsical touch. Here are some gorgeous ideas you can use to include paper cranes in your wedding decor.
Table Decorations & Place Settings
Wedding Cake Toppers
Dessert Buffet Backdrop
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Love the idea of decorating your wedding with pretty paper cranes? Create an authentic look with these beautiful patterned origami patterned origami papers we spotted.
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