My fiancee and I decided to use modular origami as part of the centerpieces for our wedding reception. Modular origami is an interest that she passed on to me very early on in our friendship, so I felt it would be neat to show it off in some way during the wedding. The plan is to make modular cube rings and place a small vase with flowers in the middle of the ring. The ring is made of fourteen modular cubes linked together. Each cube is comprised of twelve edge pieces, folded from 3″x1.5″ rectangles of wrapping paper. That’s a total of 168 pieces. Per ring. If we want to put one ring on every table (probably about twelve or thirteen tables), we’re looking at a staggering number of pieces to fold. I’m not worrying about it too much, as I just plan on making as many as I can and figuring out what to do with them later. Anyway, the thing looks like this:
I don’t think I’ll be able to get pictures of the completed set with a vase in the middle until the day of the wedding. I’ll leave that job to our photographer.
On a similar note, here’s a picture I took of the engagement ring embedded in the center of Valerie Vann’s “Magic Rose Cube”.
If you’ve never heard of the magic rose cube, it’s basically a modular origami cube that can be manipulated to transform into a rose (as depicted). I added a few folds to the center to create a small cup where I cut a slit to insert the ring. The modified version still folds out from an ordinary-looking cube, except with a very special surprise in the middle. That’s how I proposed.