So tonight the great crane making adventure begins...
Ancient Japanese legend says that a crane is a holy creature that can live for 1,000 years. After folding 1,000 origami paper cranes, one for each year of its life, the majestic "bird of happiness" is able to carry that person's prayers to heaven. So it became a tradition for wives to be, to single handedly fold 1,ooo cranes before their wedding day to bring good luck to their marriage.
I thought it sounded like a lovely thing to do and it also looks spectacular when hung somewhere during the wedding - Pinterest board for proof!
After excitedly telling my fiancé about the story and how pretty it would look, he thought it was an excellent idea as well. He was particularly interested in the part stating that the wife has to make them...all on her own. And as a lovely gift he bought me 300 pieces of origami paper (from Japan) to get me started. They arrived today and tonight, after a few screwed up balls of paper, I made 10!
Please let me introduce you to NUMBER ONE.
I'm a happily married 30 something who has a fondness for planning and organising, an appreciation for spreadsheets, a love of all things wedding, a passion for DIY and am totally smitten with our two cats Bruce and Eddie.