I’m a bit of a Harry Potter fan myself, so when Andy and Sally told me they were planning a Harry Potter themed wedding for last June I was pretty excited to take their photographs. Sulgrave manor was the perfect setting and I loved the way the couple and their guests threw themselves into the spirit of it. So fun to have something a little different.
Andy and Sally had added all kinds of cool touches and references to the myth and legend of hogwarts throughout their day, so for those of us who know what to look for it was really fun. Sally obviously had plenty of time to get ready, as you can see from the first photo. There were wizard hats to throw instead of confetti, a falconry display for owls, a (possibly magical but definitely bouncy) castle and the most awesome themed wedding reception room with house colours, flying hogwarts letters, and a sorting hat to help get you on the right table. They also hired a superb magician who amazed the guests.
After dinner we headed outside for a few creatively lit photos, and then enjoyed a fun first dance and evening celebration.
If you’re thinking of a themed wedding yourself I’d say absolutely go for it. So many couples say they want something a little different, but in the course of planning revert to things that are fairly similar to everyone else. If you have a dream or a passion you want to celebrate and have a bit of fun that’s got to be the best plan. Always.