When the bride first called me, a few months before the wedding, to ask about origami decorations, I had no idea how important their wedding was going to be for me..
First of all, I had an instant connection with Cristina, it felt like we've been friends forever. I admired her attention to detail, her love of perfection and her desire to make the wedding of her dreams come true.
I also admired Andrei, who showed a huge amount of patience and involvement and who bared with us through many hours of folding, decorationg, gluing and sewing.
I'm also lucky to have met the mothers-in-law, both Cristina's and Andrei's moms, who are two wonderful ladies!
But the reason why their wedding was so important to me was the fact that Cristina trusted me just as much as I trusted myself when I was a bride. She told me what she wanted and she allowed me to prepare the estetics of her big day. The decorations, the giveaways, the bouquets, the candles....they all contained origami. It felt like I was preparing for my wedding all over again, and I loved it!
Needles to say, I couldn't wait to see the photos and to enjoy the view of something that I was part of..
And it was worth the wait, because the photos really show what a wonderful wedding Cristina and Andrei had.. The restaurant, the dress, the guests, the happiness in their eyes, it's all a perfect mix with the love they have for each other and the magic of paperfolding.
And some golden venture figures were not made by me, but by Gabi, a friend of mine, who created the mini-bride and the mini-groom, the swan-godmother and the peacock-godfather, plus an amaizing gondola: