A favourite wedding venue of ours is the Plas Isaf in Corwen. It was chosen by Adele and Aled for their ceremony and reception and I have to say this wedding had the most decorative effort of any I have seen so far.
An ancient Japanese legend promises that anyone who folds a thousand origami cranes will be granted a wish. The crane in Japan is one of the mystical or holy creatures and Senbazuru is a group of one thousand origami paper cranes, in this case folded by a man and a woman to symbolise the patience and trust necessary to sustain a happy marriage. There you go, you learn something new every day! That is a serious test of a couples patience, but I’m glad they did because the Plas Isaf looked fabulous with hundreds of paper cranes everywhere you looked.
Adele and Aled married at the barn in Corwen, surrounded by family, friends and those 1000 folded paper birds. Not quite an ornithologists dream, but I did see a couple of Red Kites overhead which was nice as they were all but extinct in Wales until recently . The ceremony was followed by a blessing in the garden and if legend is to be believed 1000 years of happiness. This was their day.
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