How To Use 1000 Cranes:
In my last blog I showed you the process of folding 1000 origami cranes. I made these for my granddaughter’s wedding in Long Island, New York. I thought it would be fun to show you how we used the cranes in celebrating this occasion.
Once we arrived in Long Island we were taken to the church where the wedding was to take place in a couple days. My youngest granddaughter and I sat down to finish folding down the wings of the last 200 cranes which were to be used at each table setting for the wedding feast.
We had previously sent the cranes to NY with their wings still in the up position so they could more easily be packaged for the flight to NY.
The Majority of the Cranes in Place:
The day before I arrived most of the cranes had been strung on strings with various numbers of cranes on each. Some were long and some were shorter. Along with the cranes were several Japanese Paper Lanterns hung. The neat thing was, that since they were all white, the colored lighting could change the colors from pink, to blue, and yellow in an alternating fashion. Those who strung the cranes used a little dab of tacky glue to hold the cranes on the string with a little separation. When we came into the sanctuary for the first time the whole floor up front was covered with strings of cranes to be hung in and out of doors.
Some of the cranes were taken outside to a large tent and hung over the dance floor and eating area.
The Bride and Groom indoors
Father and Bride Dancing Under the Cranes.
Cranes Are A Symbol Of Good Fortune
And A Long Lasting Relationship.
One of the interesting things about cranes is the way they mate for life. They have been a symbol of faithfulness and good fortune for thousands of years.
The Bride and Groom:
As a Christian I am reminded of the faithfulness of our God to His Bride, the Church.
What a celebration awaits us when He returns to claim His Bride. That will be a celebration like none that has ever come before it. I hope you are rightly related to Him so you can celebrate on that day too.
Read more about it in Ephesians 5:22-33.