04 Oct

A Vibrant & Artistic Wedding + 1300 Paper Cranes!

modern art wedding origami paper cranes

Oh. My. Goodness. Why, yes… that IS a CURTAIN of colorful origami paper cranes that served as the dazzling backdrop for the wedding of this lucky bride & groom!

And as beautiful as all of these floating creatures look on their own, they seem even more amazing when you learn about the special meaning behind them… all throughout the time they were dating, Jon sent paper cranes to Laura with secret messages hidden inside. Pretty sweet!!

modern art wedding origami paper cranes

Even if you don’t have the means to fold 1300 paper cranes like Laura did along with the help of family, friends, and a classroom of 5th graders (extra gold stars for them!) – this is still a fabulous idea for parties on a smaller scale too… for example a “Love Birds” engagement party or bridal shower, or a festive holiday soirée.

I’m also loving how the paper cranes look sitting on top of the wheatgrass below… almost like a contemporary flower field!

modern art wedding origami paper cranes

And now for a close-up of the curtaingorgeous!!

modern art wedding origami paper cranes

Vibrant floral centerpieces pop against black & white linens:

modern art wedding origami paper cranes

Lovely jewel-toned bouquets by Kloeckner Preferred Flowers:

modern art wedding origami paper cranes

modern art wedding origami paper cranes

Get more details on this wedding right here are brides.com – which recently debuted a fabulous new website design!

Photos by: Orange 2 Photography

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Jenni SAYS:

Beautiful! Oh, how I have to make a wall of paper cranes now!

October 4, 2010 at 1:28 pm

Kori Clark SAYS:

OH MY GORGEOUS!!! I love it and the meaning behind it makes them even more beautiful!

October 4, 2010 at 1:39 pm

Notes from Holly St. SAYS:


October 4, 2010 at 2:38 pm

Rebecca SAYS:

Absolutely stunning. I love love love this idea!

October 4, 2010 at 3:00 pm

Vivian SAYS:

This is a common Japanese tradition – 1000 paper cranes for good luck – often given at weddings, anniversaries, and milestone birthdays. I love how contemporary they made it – bank this idea for my sisters wedding in the future!

October 4, 2010 at 3:07 pm

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October 4, 2010 at 3:51 pm

jennifer gillespie SAYS:

This is so fun and I love all the fabulous colors!!

October 4, 2010 at 9:08 pm

Sabina SAYS:

Very sensitive!! great idea:)

October 4, 2010 at 11:33 pm

Ashley J SAYS:

I seriously want to redo my wedding because of these pictures!! So unique and creative, love the colors!


October 5, 2010 at 6:15 am

Emily SAYS:

LOVE this Wedding!! So Unique and whimsical. The Colors are Beautiful and there was No detail overlooked!! Fabulous…

October 5, 2010 at 6:45 am

Heather (Creative Family Moments) SAYS:

I love, love, love this! I had no idea that origami could be used to gorgeously.

October 5, 2010 at 8:04 am

Beatriz SAYS:

Oh my goodness! I did not even finished reading the post and I have to rush for a comment because I love thee curtains, backdrops so creative and I love tsurus!

October 5, 2010 at 12:48 pm

Beatriz SAYS:

For my baby’s first birthday, which was themed after the Antoine de Saint Exupery’s Little Prince, I used tsurus for representing the passage where the Little Prince flies with a bunch of birds. What is difficult is to install them in the roof and make they look settled.

October 5, 2010 at 12:57 pm

hena tayeb SAYS:

the paper cranes are lovely. and i love the cake. it looks so pretty.

October 5, 2010 at 1:47 pm

The Fairy SAYS:

Totally cool! I wonder how they hung them …

October 5, 2010 at 5:21 pm

Cassandra Peters SAYS:

Truly stunning. And the story behind the cranes is beautiful. Thank you for sharing this!

October 5, 2010 at 6:44 pm

Lauraine SAYS:

Cranes are also an appropriate symbolism used at weddings, because they mate for life.

October 7, 2010 at 6:48 am

Danielle SAYS:

I love how the bridesmaids dresses are all the same colour but different designs! Those cranes look A MA ZING!

October 7, 2010 at 7:00 pm

melody appel SAYS:

love the cranes- how personal & beautiful!

October 13, 2010 at 5:06 pm
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