This Waterfront Wedding Was Decorated With 1,000 Paper Cranes, and the Reason Why Is So Sweet
After over four years of dating, Frances and Dylan tied the knot last year at The Wyld Dock Bar in Savannah, GA. The waterfront ceremony was absolutely stunning with a rustic yet elegant vibe to it. If you closely look at their wedding photos, you will notice that paper cranes are subtly incorporated in many ways. Whether part of a table centerpiece or pinned to Dylan's suit, paper cranes were an important element in this wedding — and there is a really sweet backstory behind it.
At the start of their relationship, Frances folded 1,000 paper cranes (a Japanese tradition) and copied Pablo Neruda's 100 Love Sonnets on every 10th crane. She actually finished folding them on their third date! When Dylan asked her what she wanted, she replied that she wanted to be happy. "When I decided to propose, I folded 1,000 paper cranes, but I wrote 'I love you. Will you marry me?' on all 1,000," Dylan told POPSUGAR. The icing on the cake is that those very same cranes that Frances and Dylan made are the same ones displayed all over their wedding. "We decorated the altar with the 2,000 cranes and even have them hanging in our house side by side," Dylan said.
Dylan wanted to save his first glimpse of Frances in her gorgeous wedding gown for when she walked down the aisle. So, Frances did some first-look photos with her father instead, and photographer Shelly Farace was there to capture the moment. "Frances and Dylan's wedding day was a celebration if I've ever seen one," Shelly said. "They both live in Savannah, GA, and had all their family (many of Frances' family members coming from Puerto Rico) and friends join them at The Wyld Dock Bar for the best outdoor party right on the marsh!" Keep reading to see photos from the magical day.
Editor note: an earlier version of this post contained incorrect information; it has since been updated.