According to Japanese lore, folding 1000 origami cranes is tuly a labor of love. Tradition holds the bride who finishes this task (called sembazuru) before her wedding day will be richly rewarded with a good and happy marriage. Paying homage to the majestic crane, which mates for life and is said to live one thousand years, the bride ensures her own good fortune. In Japan, sembazuru is done when someone has a wish, be it for peace, health or luck. Today, couples fold 1000 cranes for a wish of a long and prosperous marriage. The folding of the cranes can be done with entire families and friends, not just the bride or the one making the wish. It is believed that the more people involved the more luck you will have. These pictures were taken the day of Ian and Teresa's Wedding in Las Vegas at the Artisan hotel in the garden area. It turned out beautiful. There were paper lantersn and cranes everywhere.
Dillon and Payton helped passing out the programs
Papa Jay and Grandma Vickie
Ian and his best man the professor
Grandpa Jody and Aunt Jeanne
Mom and the bride
You may kiss the bride!
The boys didn't know you were suppose to toss the rice! They chucked handfulls in their faces!
Casey and I have been married 14 years and have 4 wonderful children. Mariah is 13, Kylee is 12, Dillon is 9 and Payton is 6. We have 26 pets/livestock which incudes 2 horses, 2 english bulldogs, 1 holland lop bunny, 1 bearded dragon, 2 fish, 2 dwarf frogs, 14 chickens, 1 heifer and 1 guinea pig. We are one big happy family.