Based on Japanese tradition, cranes are noted as mystical creatures.Cranes represent longevity and good health, and are believed to live for 1001  years. The tradition to fold 1001 paper cranes has become a staple wedding gift for many years in Japanese culture.

Folding 1001 paper cranes is believed to make a person’s wish come true; when a folder bestows the cranes on a couple it symbolizes their wish for the couple to have a long and happy marriage.

Last week's wedding,  the bride’s mother folded these gorgeous paper cranes. This custom, however, is not limited to just family' anyone can give such a unique and truly beautiful wedding gift.

Making Paper Cranes Tutorial