Laura and Jonathan in Chicago, IL

Laura and Jon exchanged vows next to a "curtain" of vibrant origami cranes, which are especially meaningful to the couple. When they began dating, Jon gave Laura a paper crane he'd folded; she later found a secret note he'd written inside. "Jon continued to send me paper cranes, each with a secret message," she says. Friends and family, along with the fifth-grade students Laura teaches, folded the more than 1,300 cranes that were used throughout the wedding.

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