The bride to be, in this instance, is a HUGE Harry Potter fan. So the question for me became: How do I properly throw a party inspired by the books and movies, without making it look like a children's birthday party? So we settled on a "Madam Puddifoot's Tea House" theme — a tea party, complete with crumpets, and scones, and tea and lemonade…
This is Offbeat Bride's archive of harry potter posts.
We love us some Harry Potter weddings for all the the fun details: owl save the date card, Marauders' Map-inspired directions card, Daily Prophet program, Chocolate Frog favors, homemade ribbon wands, and of course, a huge, Harry Potter-themed sweets table! Just keep the underage wizards from the booze table!
Harry Potter fans, sit up and take notice! Joshua and Meredith had THE most 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.
Attention fans of Harry Potter, Princess Bride, Discworld, RPGs, shoe games, chemistry, adorableness, and all things sugar and spice: there is something in this wedding for you. Homages to books and pop culture abound in this Aussie wedding with two super cuties who are totally pro at combining their interests into a kick-ass theme.
What do sledgehammers, croquet, and Harry Potter have in common? This wedding! A gorgeous outdoor wedding with Jewish traditions is capped off by an epic battle of wand versus sledgehammer. So pick a handmade wand, get sorted into a house, and join us in checking out this Midwest wedding with tons of charm (and magical charms!).
If you could dream up a geeky celebration of love and life set in a garden, you'd probably come close to the wedding that Olivia and James had at The Old Rectory Bed and Breakfast in Great Malvern (United Kingdom). These guys had two cakes, one with a Lego Stargate scenario on top and the other was a TARDIS), Olivia wore white Batman-adorned Converse, guests were assigned to a spaceship-labeled table for dinner, and Olivia also carried a TARDIS and a Golden Snitch as her good luck charms. AND our very own Catherine designed Olivia's dragon engagement ring!
When a crocodile invites himself to the wedding, you pretty much have to show him a good time… or else! And these two totally did that with their South African dishes and Amarula, the bride's awesome gossamer wings, the Harry Potter ring book, and the sweet wine box ceremony. Check out the rest of the wedding and keep an eye out for various fauna that might be on the loose.
Only a few weeks to prepare, only room for 12 guests… how can they make this work?! Oh, they so did. The small guest list totally fit this introverted couple's preferences, and the intimate space amid the hustle and bustle of a renaissance fest was fabulously adorable. Add in some Harry Potter colors (Ravenclaws represent!), an "Always" necklace, and "Mischief Managed" rings, and you've got the recipe to brew up a love potion for us all.
We're trying to make our reception tables look like the desk of a (mad?) scientist or at least a bit bookish and science-y. So these are our place cards! They're all itty bitty glass vials with a label and some contents. The label names are geeky references. The contents are mostly things from the pantry. And then we're gonna put the name cards on top.