harry-potter-themed
October 25th, 2015 by admin

It seems like every time we turn around there’s a new Harry Potter tribute at a wedding, and we seriously love it, being big #Potterheads ourselves (shh, don’t tell!). From brooms instead of bouquets, to Goblet of Fire-themed signature cocktails there’s always a fresh take on the J.K. Rowling classic fantasy novel. There’s just something immediately fun-loving about a Harry Potter wedding — if you’ve gone to one, I’m sure you’ve had a blast with all the accouterments.

Courtney and Basil, who recently had a full-blown Harry Potter wedding at the Andaluz in Albuquerque even gave out hand-made HP wands to each and every guest. “It was an arduous task, but it was all worth it to see all of the adults dueling at the wedding!” says Courtney. Sounds absolutely magical.

We’re big proponents here of stamping your very unique personality onto your wedding and nothing screams personal like a quirk-filled Harry Potter soiree. See our favorite new Harry Potter wedding ideas, from a (completely realistic) Sorting Hat cake to potion-themed decorations, below.

A Sorting Hat Wedding Cake

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PHOTO BY SUSAN BAKER PHOTOGRAPHY

Seriously, how real does this Sorting Hat cake look? Displayed along-side cookies, cupcakes and cake pops, it certainly stands out.

From the album: An Elegant Gold and Ivory Wedding at Crystal Plaza in Livingston, New Jersey

Harry Potter House-Themed Bridesmaid and Groomsmen Outfits — With Brooms!

Hogwarts houses wedding party
PHOTO BY BLUE ROSE STUDIO

The bride and groom each had four attendants, so they had to have one girl and guy from each Hogwards house! Two Hufflepuffs, Ravenclaws, Griffyndors and Slytherins (ew!) stood up with the bride and groom at the altar and carried brooms in lieu of bouquets.

From the album: A Whimsical, Harry Potter-Themed Wedding at Hotel Andaluz in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Hogwarts: A History Harry Potter Groom’s Cake

Hogwarts: A History Harry Potter groom's cake
PHOTO BY AMANDA SUMMERLIN PHOTOGRAPHY

This groom’s cake looks like a verified Hogwarts textbook, which is good, since it was inspired by one! Would Hermione be fooled, though?

From the album: An Organic, Natural Wedding at Barr Mansion in Austin, Texas

Harry Potter Wand Wedding Favors

Harry Potter wand wedding favors
PHOTO BY BLUE ROSE STUDIO

In search of a fun, Harry Potter DIY wedding idea? Consider giving each attending guest a wand fit for Ollivander’s wand shop.

From the album: A Whimsical, Harry Potter-Themed Wedding at Hotel Andaluz in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Classy Champagne and Bourbon Harry Potter Signature Cocktails

Harry Potter signature cocktails
PHOTO BY ELI TURNER STUDIOS

Signature drinks at Nicole and Nkosi’s cocktail hour were called “Berry Potter” (fabulous pun), which was a mix of champagne, raspberry lemonade and vodka, and “Tumbler of Fire,” which was mixed with bourbon.

From the album: A Romantic, Sophisticated Wedding at Greystone Hall in West Chester, Pennsylvania

Potions Class Reception Table Decor

Harry Potter potions decor
PHOTO BY BLUE ROSE STUDIO

Eye of Newt and Witch’s Brew were just a few of the potions that were readily available at Courtney and Basil’s reception. Used as decor on the tables, the vessels added color and thematic interest to the ballroom, we just hope they didn’t steal them from Professor Snape’s personal store.

From the album: A Whimsical, Harry Potter-Themed Wedding at Hotel Andaluz in Albuquerque, New Mexico

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hp-wedding
June 26th, 2015 by admin

For Vancouver couple Emma and Greg Gavelis, Harry Potter has practically been a third member of their relationship.

They met on dating site Plenty of Fish in 2011 and immediately hit it off when Greg wrote on his profile that his perfect first date would be a “Harry Potter” marathon. Emma, who has two Harry Potter tattoos, was smitten.

Fast-forward to August 14, 2014 when the two Potterheads tied the knot at McMenamins Edgefield hotel in Troutdale, Oregon.

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Harry Potter has played such a big part in us falling in love, that it only seemed fitting to have it be a big part of our wedding and the rest of our love story,” Emma told The Huffington Post.

The pair’s budget for the big day was $5,000, so the bride tapped into her crafty side and DIYed many aspects of the celebration.

“I spent a lot of time watching ‘Game of Thrones’ re-runs while assembling everything,” Emma wrote in her Offbeat Bride blog post. “And it was totally worth it.”

Here are some of the cute and clever ways they incorporated their obsession into the day’s festivities:

Emma designed all of the wedding stationery herself in addition to making her bouquet, the boutonnieres, the ring box, some of the table decor, and more.

“I love to make things with my hands,” she told HuffPost. “It was definitely a labor of love. Plus, it was nice being able to customize every aspect and make sure it oozed Potter. We also couldn’t have afforded this wedding if I hadn’t made almost everything myself.”

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Credit: Josh Lasko Photography

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Credit: Josh Lasko Photography

When asked about her favorite wedding day memory, Emma said it was when she and Greg were standing at the altar and he started acting goofy.

“I looked at him, and he started pulling faces — just like he usually does,” she said. “It lightened the mood and made me feel so comfortable, and so sure I was marrying the right man.”

 

Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/04/29/best-diy-harry-potter-wedding_n_7164320.html

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harry-potter-ideas
May 23rd, 2015 by The Wedding Tales

1. Set the tone with a Marauder’s Map invitation.

Set the tone with a Marauder's Map invitation.

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2. And have ceremony programs inspired by The Burrow.

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3. Or Howler-themed programs.

Or Howler-themed programs.

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SCREAMING TOTALLY OPTIONAL.

4. Rep your house colors with your accessories.

Rep your house colors with your accessories.

Mon Petit Studio monpetitstudio.com / Via blog.theknot.com

5. Exchange vows over a Goblet of Fire.

Exchange vows over a Goblet of Fire.

Candice Benjamin Photography candicebenjamin.com / Via offbeatbride.com

6. Photocopy your favorite Harry Potter passages and turn them into paper flowers.

Photocopy your favorite Harry Potter passages and turn them into paper flowers.

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7. Direct guests to their tables with a Sorting Hat.

Direct guests to their tables with a Sorting Hat.

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8. And name the tables after Harry Potter locations.

And name the tables after Harry Potter locations.

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9. Choose the perfect potion as your signature cocktail.

Choose the perfect potion as your signature cocktail.

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See how it’s made here.

10. And do a champagne toast with Felix Felicis.

And do a champagne toast with Felix Felicis.

Lauren Zaser / Justine Zwiebel / BuzzFeed Life

Get the recipe here.

11. Stock your photo booth with Hogwarts-inspired props.

Stock your photo booth with Hogwarts-inspired props.

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12. Have people sign your guest book with quills.

Have people sign your guest book with quills.

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13. Walk down the aisle in these amazing shoes.

Walk down the aisle in these amazing shoes.

The shoes were created by artist Sam Artypants.

14. Then dance the night away in flats that honor The Boy Who Lived.

Then dance the night away in flats that honor The Boy Who Lived.

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15. Or these customized TOMS.

16. Have your bridesmaids pose with their favoriteHarry Potter books.

Have your bridesmaids pose with their favorite Harry Potter books.

17. And fance up any outfit with a Hogwarts bow tie.

And fance up any outfit with a Hogwarts bow tie.

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18. Hang these on the back of you and your sweetheart’s chairs at the head table.

Hang these on the back of you and your sweetheart's chairs at the head table.

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(And then hang display in your home after the big day.)

19. Share slices of a golden snitch cake.

Share slices of a golden snitch cake.

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20. Or a beautiful Patronus-inspired cake.

Or a beautiful Patronus-inspired cake.

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21. And cut your cake with a themed knife and server.

And cut your cake with a themed knife and server.

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22. Keep owl-shaped sugar cubes on hand for guests’ coffee.

Keep owl-shaped sugar cubes on hand for guests’ coffee.

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23. Treat everyone to a Honeydukes-inspired candy bar.

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24. Make a grand exit through an arc of wands.

Make a grand exit through an arc of wands.

Candice Benjamin Photography candicebenjamin.com / Via offbeatbride.com

25. And take a stand against the Dark Lord.

And take a stand against the Dark Lord.

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