You must behold this Harry Potter wedding, complete with exploding Goblet of Fire #Wedding Porn#books#geeky#harry potter#literature theme April 21 | Chris Wolfgang mswolfgang Photos by: Candice Benjamin Photography Photos by Candice Benjamin Photography Harry Potter fans, sit up and take notice! Joshua and Meredith had an amazingly themed-out wedding paying homage to the Boy Who Lived. The colors were Hogwarts houses (that would be red for Gryffindor, yellow for Hufflepuff, blue for Ravenclaw, and green for Slytherin, of course), the cake pops were Golden Snitches, Meredith wore a time turner, and the guestbook was nothing less than The Monster Book of Monsters. Guests got wands as favors, Hedwig stood guard over the programs, and Joshua and Meredith said their vows over an exploding Goblet of Fire while a Snape-look-alike presided over all. No, really: their officiant wore a wig and everything. That's dedication to a theme, yo. Vendors Bakery: Sweet E's Bake Shop • Dress: David's Bridal • Hair stylist: Leanne Hare • Makeup: Megan Vigil • Photographer: Candice Benjamin Photography • Venue: Lawry's The Prime Rib • Get your daily dose of Offbeat AWESOME Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Chris Wolfgang Chris is a writer and editor in Omaha, Neb. She'll talk your ear off about independent webcomics, animated film, and Ultimate Frisbee. @chriswolfgang @mswolfgang PREVIOUS Emma & Richard's theater-meets-adorable-baby wedding NEXT Open thread: How do you deal with homophobic wedding guests at your gay-friendly wedding? Show/Hide comments [ 40 ] This is the first wedding I have seen that has made me think my wedding could have been better. (And mine wasn't even HP themed! It was Viking!) I love everything about this. Well done. Mischief Managed. 😉 40 agree Reply OMG!!! Love this!!! What a great way to bring the Harry Potter world into your very special day. You both looked wonderful! Also, I fell in love with your photographer 🙂 She caught the great details that made this wedding kick-ass! 11 agree Reply All of this is squee for me. Love her tattoo! 8 agree Reply 'Turn to page 394…' and I believe it says 'AWESOME'. Amazing wedding. 🙂 16 agree Reply I love a good HP themed wedding! That last shot of raised wands instead of sparklers is beautiful! 6 agree Reply The tattoo on her shoulder is the Mockingjay from Hunger Games. While Mackingjay and Deathly Hollows have a lot of similarities, I don't believe the symbol was shared between the two books. 3 agree Reply It appears to be a mash-up of the Mocking Jay and the Deathly Hallows symbol 14 agree Reply The mockingjay is inscribed in the Deathly Hallows symbol in her tattoo, so she must be fans of both! I've seen a lot of hybrid-fandom tattoos like this. Good way to show your pride with one awesome tat if you don't want a whole smattering! 14 agree Reply And may the odds be ever in your favor! 🙂 1 agrees Reply I adore this! We had our HP themed wedding this past weekend. I am in love with your Goblet!! 3 agree Reply Yay Harry Potter fans!! This makes me excited for my own HP-themed wedding in October. Love, love, love the bridesmaids in house colors – I thought about doing this but ended up with one too many bridesmaids. Love that the bouquets are the corresponding colors too!! And also in love with the ring. And exploding goblet!?! Ahh, who am I kidding, I love everything about this 😀 5 agree Reply Ahhhhh!!!!! Love this! As someone who was in this wedding I can tell you Meredith worked really hard on all the details and everything came out perfect. 4 agree Reply Hey guys, this is Meredith, here! I love your comments! And yes it is a mashup of HG & HP! (Next to a LOTR one.) If anyone wants any tips or more info about my creations I would be happy to share! And Ravenette, if you have any questions for ideas I can send them along! I look forward to seeing how yours turns out! 12 agree Reply Eeee I might have to take you up on that! One question for now – the wands! Did you make them or buy them somewhere? We've been looking for inexpensive wands! Reply They purchased the wands. I let Meredith know you wanted info on them and she said she will pass along. Reply Hi Meredith, did you have a table plan? I am DYING for an HP themed table plan, but struggling to find one. Lauren Reply Hi Lauren! We divided the room into 4 sections, with 6' banners hanging in each section that we had made. The tableclothes in each section matched the house colors. We threw the idea around of making each table a character, but decided that would be too confusing for non Potterheads so we just used numbers and colors for the tables. 1 agrees Reply What was the ceremony with the Goblet of Fire? 🙂 And how did you make it asplode?? 2 agree Reply Oh my, I am seriously grinning ear to ear and shaking with delight over this wedding!! Everything is so fantastic and I love all the little details!! I want to live in your wedding. Okay, I'm going to go breathe into a paper bag now and calm down. 3 agree Reply I love all of this!!! Just amazing really. The only thing that makes me sad is the Slytherin bridesmaid wearing a dark mark. 🙁 (I'm mostly not that upset about it, but just curious if that was the person's choice or just part of the theme?) Reply It was her decision. We had a ton of different press on tattoos available for people to choose from. Reply Did you have the tattoos custom made? Reply I dont think so, but i would have to double check with the bride. Had lightening bolts and a glasses and such too. Reply Ordered the glasses on amazon, the tattoos came from Hot Topic and the wands were from the etsy store WandsandWood. Tell Janessa you got her name from me if you use her! She'll give you a bulk discount! 2 agree Reply Oh my… this wedding looks amazing! It looks like everyone had so much fun. Congratulations! 1 agrees Reply Anyone know what that house elf is made of? Reply He is made of felt. Meredith made it herself. Reply This is officially what I want for my wedding. I only see 2 things I would change, but this HAS to be my wedding! Reply How did they do the exploding goblet? Reply We bought a sturdy steel goblet and then put a lit tea light in it. We have a friend who does pyrotechnic work on the side and she supplied the flash paper and oversaw the goblet. So when it came time to we put our names in the goblet it created a small fireball and then quickly disappeared. 7 agree Reply The Dark Mark is my favorite thing about this. It can be satisfying to identify with villainy. Also rad. 1 agrees Reply As a "Potter Head" I am thrilled at seeing a tasteful theme style wedding. The fact that it is Harry Potter makes it even sweeter, love to see how the theme was incorporated. The different bridesmaid dresses that match the "Houses" & the mark of the Dark Lord pic was wicked. Luv everything about it! Congrats! 1 agrees Reply Where did you get your rings? We're looking for new ones…Everything looked amazing! Reply The engagement ring came from http://www.jewelsforme.com and the wedding bands through Dinar Jewelry on Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/DINARjewelry Thanks! Reply I really hope that those beans were just regular jelly beans and not the actual Bertie Bott ones… that would be a horrible trick to play on your wedding guests! 1 agrees Reply This is the best idea ever!!! I am so in love! Reply I have been looking a Meredith's amazing Harry Potter wedding, my niece is getting married this year and her theme is also Harry Potter. Please can you share how the crest was done on the table, it looks brilliant. Thank you Kim Reply Hello Kim! We had the banners printed by a sign making comany. We sent them the files of the Crest and they printed it on fabric. I lived in California at the time and used a vendor recommended by a friend called Men of the Cloth out of Wisconsin. They were fairly reasonably priced. We had 2 Howard's Banners, and 4 each of the big and small house crest banners for around $600 I want to say? Those were the majority of our decorating budget. The rest went towards the centerpieces and small props. Reply Dear Meredith, Thank you so much, it looked fantastic. Will try and do something similar for Hannah. Thanks again Kim Reply Good luck and best wishes! Hope we get to enjoy her photos on here someday! Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Participate in this conversation via emailGet only replies to your comment, the best of the rest, as well as a daily recap of all comments on this post. No more than a few emails daily, which you can reply to/unsubscribe from directly from your inbox. No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. 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