Inside A Couple's Magical Harry Potter Wedding Theme

Inside A Couple's Magical Harry Potter Wedding Theme
Sun 08-05-2016

Cassie and Lewis Byrom from Stockport, England, are huge Harry Potter fans, and they decided to pull off a magical Harry Potter themed wedding.

"We knew straight away that if we were going to do it, we were going to do it properly," Cassie Byrom said.

 "We didn't want it to look like a kid's birthday party. We wanted it to be classy and quirky and cool."

After Lewis Byrom proposed on a trip to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park, the series took on new meaning, and the wedding concept began to take shape.

The couple re-watched all the "Harry Potter" films from the beginning, jotting down ideas with a pen and paper. They then scoured charity shops and eBay to find pieces that would help them bring their vision to life.

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That included details like handmade wand favors, Azkaban-style "Wanted" posters of the couple and bridal party, and a bouquet made out of real book pages.

Snacks included Ferrero Rocher "snitches" and a cake stacked high with Potter references: house crests, "The Tale of the Three Brothers" and Bellatrix and Voldemort Lego cake toppers.

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Even the couple's attire paid homage to the theme, right down to the bride's garter and the groom's cufflinks. And the rings are inscribed with "Always."

"A lot of people are scared to do a themed wedding because it can be hard to make it look cool and not tacky," she said. "A couple of people said, 'You're crazy.' But it was our wedding. This is what we wanted, and it meant a lot to us."

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