Origamiancy: Alexander Aztec swallowtail butterfly (Design by Michael LaFosse)
For my wedding, my grandfather painted a water color painting for our new home filled with wedding symbols to wish us happiness health in the years ahead. One of my favorite details in the painting are a set of blue and yellow butterflies. Chinese wedding art frequently includes a pair of butterflies to represent wedded bliss. This is because butterflies are symbols of happiness and joy in Chinese culture. Inspired by this, I thought what better way to weave a piece of Chinese symbolism into your wedding decor than through paper butterflies. Go to your local craft store, pick up some paper that complements your chosen colors and fold some butterflies as table decorations or place cards. Simple, elegant and rich with meaning. There are tons of possibilities, especially if you have the opportunity to hang your creations at your wedding location. It's a beautiful and inexpensive way of bringing some Wedding Feng Shui into your big day.
This is the blog for Wedding Feng Shui (HarperCollins, 2011). Here Laura will be sharing everything from details about the book to thoughts, advice and inspiration on weddings.