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Topic: The Crafting of a Harry Potter Wedding - PICTURE HUGE!  (Read 15509 times)
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« on: November 03, 2009 10:49:04 AM »

Well! I've been married since June 5th, so it's high time I post photos, especially since Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows just came out and I've seen it twice including the midnight opening and I want to see it MOAR!!!  Grin Grin Grin

Also, sorry if the pics are huge.

We bought a ton of mismatched lanterns for the tables and made parchment cards with names of locations in the world of Harry Potter

I found a ton of vintage keys and tied velvet ribbon on each using colors from the Hogwarts houses for fast, but awesome boutennieres

Mike folded these origami flowers as well as hundreds of lucky stars. The flowers were made from pages of Harry Potter and the stars were house colors again

We found photoshop brushes of banners to make placecards and for whatever reason I went crazy and wrote them all by hand. Ouch.

I made all of our bouquets using Kangaroo Paw, Blue Thistle, orange spray roses, red and pink yarrow,

Cupcakes! I made two dozen cupcakes and several other people brought them as well. We had so many cupcakes!!!

Our handfasting cords. The green one belongs to Mike's parents and the red/gold one is ours. I bought the cord and added shells and other trinkets to it.

I don't think I've ever seen a guestbook at a married friend's house. It just takes up space somewhere, so we designed a poster for guests to sign that we'll frame and hang when we get a place to live Cheesy

My friend/bridesmaid(not shown) made these feathery hair clips the night before the wedding. Anxiety!

We designed and printed out all of our programs. You can't see it here, but I punched a hole at the top of each one and tied a piece of gold or purple ribbon.

We lost many people the year before we got engaged. Mike's dad passed away suddenly in the fall. My grandmother passed away on Valentine's Day. Mike's grandmother then passed away before Easter. My other grandmother has advanced alzheimers and is in a home. Amongst other losses from several years ago. So! We set up a small shrine to these relatives, to have a place for them.

I made all of our bouquets using Kangaroo Paw, pink and red yarrow, blue thistle, orange spray roses, wheat,

Our little lanterns girls and boy carried tiny lanterns we got at Target and we wrapped the handles in ribbon

Instead of slaving over favors we had a little fun and filled all kinds of jars with jelly belly jelly beans: Bertie Botts style! I stamped lots of little paper bags for people to fill up Cheesy We also had a bunch of jelly candies from Lindt and Lindt truffles I bought for half price!

I made all the jewelry for the bridesmaids, me(not pictured), lantern girls, etc...The first two earrings had no hooks when I took the pics...

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« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2009 08:39:01 PM »

Ooh! You should have the officiant read from the monster book of monsters! Not an actual passage from it but hold a book decorated to look like it. Or just go with tom riddle's journal, to be a bit more subtle- it would just look like a beat up/stabbified book.

It would also be neat to somehow incorporate the sorting hat in the seating chart/thing.

Man, I'm sure there are more ideas, so i'm going to have to keep thinking about this one.

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« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2009 08:33:04 PM »

A couple ideas:

Maybe you could have a reading from HP, there has to be a good love paragraph in there somewhere!

Instead of table numbers, you could name the tables after stores in Diagon Alley.

For favors, give golden snitches- I'm thinking bonbons wrapped in gold foil + wings printed off the computer and somehow attached (maybe 2 sided tape). You'd have to cut out the wings, which would be the hardest part...

(This is a rough thought...) but maybe have a "sorting hat" on a stool somewhere. Some part of me feels like you could create like a "magic 8 ball" type of thing where guests could get "sorted". At the very least, it might make a cute photo prop for people!

I don't know what kind of reception venue you have, but you might be able to figure out a way to suspend your candlesticks/candelabras above your tables, maybe with fishing line or that string they use for magic tricks.

This has been fun to think about, so I'll let you know if I come up with anything else! Hope I helped!
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« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2009 05:20:02 PM »

Hi again!
(Told ya I'd be thinking more about this, lol)

I looked online and wanted to share this link to a Potter themed wedding. I love the Hogwarts sign and the wand favors!

Then... I found these closeout wooden wands. Not sure how many guests you have, but they're $9 each

« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2009 01:39:05 PM »

One slightly subtle way of linking to the theme would to pick menu items featured in the book - treacle tarts, pumpkin juice, boulliabaisse, etc - foods mentioned for the feasts.

Stars across the ceiling would be a nice touch, too.
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« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2009 11:58:45 PM »

OMG, the star ceiling would be amazingly beautiful!!

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« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2009 01:15:20 PM »

Wow, this is such a cool theme for a wedding. I can't wait to see pictures of your crafy goodness, I love me some HP!

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« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2010 11:00:00 AM »

Such a cute theme, you can do so many cute things with it! Any pics? I'm sure it all turned out gorgeous.
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« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2011 05:29:38 PM »

I love it!!! If one day I get married...I would like to have a Harry Potter wedding. Amazing job!!
« Reply #9 on: July 06, 2011 11:58:11 AM »

This makes me want to have another wedding lol. Maybe we need to renew our vows...you did an AWESOME job, I love everything!! Especially the origami roses, that is such a cool idea to use the book pages.
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