Wedding season may be a once annual kind of a deal – but Harry Potter fandom is forever.
Or so it was with this wizard-obsessed couple, whose Harry Potter themed wedding put every other super fan to shame.
Sure, you’ve read the books and watched the films – maybe you’ve even been to a couple of themed trivia nights about J.K Rowling’s magical book series.
But until you’ve handed out every wedding guest a wand, created bridesmaids bouquets out of 20 cut-up Harry Potter books, and inscribed your rings with “Always” in tribute to Severus Snape, you ain’t got nothing on Cassie and Lewis Byrom.
“Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.”
And since the British couple’s heart lies with Harry Potter, they built a truly spellbinding treasure trove of magical paraphernalia to mark their special day.
Cassie and Lewis married in Manchester at the Midland Hotel (their very own Hogwarts) and managed to cram in enough Harry Potter references to impress even the most dedicated devotees of the books.
With help from photographer Kelly Clarke and whole heap of intricate touches – the Deathly Hallows sign painted on her fingernails, table settings decorated with potions, golden snitches, and treats from Honeydukes Sweet Shop – the pair represent #goals for any couple who love all things Harry Potter.
The pair swapped a ring pillow for The Half-Blood Prince – the last in the series – and exchanged vows using excerpts from Harry Potter. Even death-eaters would have struggled to stop the tears from falling.
The whole magical adventure began last year in Orlando, when the pair got engaged in Diagon Alley in Harry Potter World.
Perhaps most impressive of all is that the majority of the props were made by the couple themselves.
“We had books that we made look old (using teabags!), wands, owls, candles, potions, brooms, and jars with candles. I painted canvases of each of the houses (Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff and Slytherin) that were placed in front of the top table,” said Cassie to RocknRoll Bride.
So if you don’t have the biggest of budgets to spare, but you have time and commitment on your side – making your own decorations is just one of the ways you can save on your big day.
And if you’re still not in love with the outstanding effort of these newlyweds, there must be something Siriusly Ron with you…
All photos in the article courtesy of Kelly Clarke Photography.