A thousand paper cranes represent honor, fidelity and harmony in Japanese tradition. They're also symbolic for weddings since cranes mate for life. That's why we had them as the central focal point for our wedding. My sister, Beautia, took it upon herself to fold them all! She is probably the only patient person I know to do that without complaint. Stringing and hanging the cranes was a group effort on-site. We were all amazed by how it came together, especially with the string lights. They just made it magical, which you can see in the photo below.
(Above photo taken by Elizabeth Unterman; below photo taken by K.)