Branching Off Studio
The last wedding we photographed in 2016, was very unique, indeed!
I had spoken with Geralyn for months before the big day,
and she mentioned that she was making 1,000 origami cranes,
which she was folding herself.
It’s not that I didn’t believe her, it’s more so that I was not entirely prepared for what exactly that meant!
She had, in fact, folded 1,000 origami cranes for her wedding, and it was amazing!
They adorned the wedding cake and cupcakes,
and the groom’s boutonniere and her wrist corsage were made from paper cranes in lieu of flowers.
They were such a joy to see, and also to photograph because no two are alike and they are so very unique.
You can watch the wedding Slideshow Here to see them all!
Turns out that Geralyn started an Etsy shop devoted to this paper folding art,
and I’ve been long wanting to share it!
Click On Any Photo Below To Skip My Musing and Go Directly To Her Shop!
Her work is pretty incredible, and it’s awesome to see it day to day in my news feed,
as I’m honored to follow her and keep up on the beautiful items she makes!
From centerpieces, to key chains and car charms to earrings to framed wall art, she does it all!
Once I got this blog rolling just a tad, I wanted to feature her shop,
as I love and admire what shes doing!
From Geralyn, Shop Owner @ Branching Off Studio on Etsy:
“Branching off studio was created several months after my November 2016 wedding.
It was there that I had based my reception off the history of 1000 origami cranes.An ancient Japanese legend promises that anyone who folds a thousand origami cranes will be granted a wish by the gods.Click To Tweet
1000 cranes decorated the tables, were given as favors in glass ornaments
and hung from a tree at the welcoming table
The wedding festivities ended but my love for folding paper was just starting.
In March 2017 I decided to give my try at an Etsy shop.
I expanded to origami jewelry, home decor and gifts.
Origami Cranes are believed to mate for life and are a symbol of long life, happiness and good luck.”
I believe there is something inherently special about handmade pieces like these.
Imbued by the love that was put into them, they are kept by that energy and will always carry it with them!
Especially by Geralyn; she is super cool people and I’m delighted to have worked with her!
I absolutely recommend her if you are looking to do something different and had she had her home studio and Etsy Shop when we were planning ours, I definitely would have hired her for 1,000 cranes and purple flowers! <3
How Do I Find Her, You Ask??
Other than Her Etsy Shop, her items are available at:
Serendipity in Wakefield, RI
Krafty Sisters in Coventry, RI
Small Potatoes in Norwich, CT
You can find her on social Media, too and I urge you to check her out!
Really, you’ll love seeing her work in your news feed and visiting her sites!
It’s like a daily breath of fresh air!
Please be sure to check out our wedding story ebook, which includes tons of helpful tips on how we had an amazing wedding and honeymoon for unders $3,500!
We hope to use the proceeds from this ebook to fund this and other adventures!