If you’re anything like me, you’re probably still a little disappointed that you never got your very own acceptance letter to Hogwarts. And now a lovely couple from England has made matters worse for not inviting us to what was undoubtedly the wedding of the century.
It all started last year when Lewis Byrom surprised his girlfriend Cassie-Leigh with a Hogwarts acceptance letter for her 30th birthday and tickets to Universal’s Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Orlando, Florida. Once there, while wandering around Diagon Alley, Lewis got down on one knee.
Fast-forward to one year later, the Stockport couple married at Manchester Town Hall and the magic continued with a Harry Potter-themed wedding. But not just any Harry Potter-themed wedding: THE Harry Potter-themed wedding!
The Midland Hotel was transformed into their very own Hogwarts, complete with a Great Hall.
Each of the 130 guests received their own handmade wand (delivered by Royal Mail, sadly, not Owl Post) and an invitation asking them to witness the couple’s Unbreakable Vow.
Cassie and her bridesmaids’ paper bouquets were made from 20 second-hand Harry Potter books.
The groomsmen’s buttonholes were also made out of pages from the books.
And their cufflinks paid tribute to the Marauder’s Map.
Cassie wore a Hogwarts garter…
…and mismatched Gryffindor and Slytherin house heels.
The best man presented the rings on a copy of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, and they were inscribed with Severus Snape’s everlasting expression of love for Lily Potter: “Always”. I KNOW!
The quilted cake was simply awesome. It featured House crests and an ode to The Tale of the Three Brothers…
…And LEGO minifigure cake toppers in the form of Voldermort and Bellatrix Lestrange!
Guests were even treated to an edible Golden Snitch which was basically a Ferrero Rocher with wings.
The bar was pretty much a reimaging of the Potions dungeon.
They also hung Wanted posters of the couple around the hotels’ halls.
They even reenacted the Battle of Hogwarts for their wedding photos – but without, you know, all the Death Eaters.
Simply put: this was the BEST. WEDDING. EVER.