1000 Origami Paper Crane Wedding

We are so excited to be sharing this colorful paper crane wedding that was photographed by one of our favorite photographers – Jodi Miller Photography! I can only imagine the time and dedication that it took to fold all those colorful paper cranes, but they do look neat! Not only was their paper decor eye catching, all the bright colors that were displayed throughout the day really added to the occasion.

Origami Paper Crane Wedding

In Japan, the crane is highly esteemed and an ancient Japanese myth says that anyone who folds a thousand origami cranes will be granted a wish by a crane. Traditionally the 1000 paper cranes are given as a wedding gift by the father, who wishes a thousand years of happiness and prosperity for the couple.

Origami had a huge part in Abigayle and Mark’s wedding: from their 1000 all-white paper crane ceremony backdrop to their colorful paper crane seating chart. I especially like the handmade details that evidently went into creating this unique wedding day.


Origami Paper Crane Wedding - Invitations and Bridal Party

Origami Paper Crane Wedding Ceremony and Backdrop

Colorful Origami Paper Crane Wedding Seating Chart

Bride and Groom seating along with wedding dessert table cupcakes

Bride holding giant blue balloon alonside groom holding giant green balloon


Band:  Blue Suede
Makeup Artist:  Prat Partners

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  1. All those paper cranes-WOW!

  2. OMG love the heart vases! Where did you find them?

  3. Ruth- I made them. I bought the hearts from Michael’s; they’re plain wood hearts for 99 cents I believe. Then I just sanded and stained them on both sides, then picked the side I liked best and hand-painted the numbers on with plain white craft paint. Then we just hot glued them to each vase. All of the vases were collected mainly from Salvation Army or various antique stores in Northern VA.

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