When it comes to color schemes, there are numerous options to consider. Some of our favorites range from Fleur's purple palette to the Yule Ball's winter wonderland asthetics. Also among the favored color groupings include the house colors. The colors present on your big day will dictate the atmosphere of the event.
The four houses are represented in the above picture. Any and all of these colors can be included in your Potter themed wedding. If you are wanting to incorporate all of the house colors, it can be done!
Where elegance is needed, the Great Hall serves for outstanding inspiration at your reception. Arranging the tables in a way that there are four long family-style dinner tables. Each row of tables represents a house in the series; as an example one may sort friends and family accordingly or at random so that the house colors can be used for each table. The place cards to tell your guests where to sit can indicate which 'house table' they will be seated at, giving your special day the community and love of the Great Hall. Using plenty of candles will also give a very warm Great Hall feel as well.
To give insight to The Significance of House Colors take a look at an editorial by Lindsey Skouras. She goes on to explain the background behind the metallics as well as the other bright colors within the crest and houses for Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, and Slytherin.
The above color palette is the coordinating colors that were present in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1, for the Delacour-Weasley wedding at the Burrow. This color scheme was shown in everything from the elegant tent to the centerpieces.
Why black, aubergine (eggplant), purple, and lavender?
- Black serves as an accent color, which can easily make certain attributes "pop". Black is also a classic beauty and could stand on it's own. Incorporating black into your dress, as Fleur did, or into your decor, as seen above, can add a subtle beauty.
- The combination of dark to light purples is not only in season, but also is very majestic. The color purple throughout history was used to signify royalty as well.
- It's romantic, classy, and very versatile. Giving range to be as elegant as desired. Nearly every venue and detail can flex with purples in their scheme. It also allows for femininity while also not overpowering with girly attributes.
Two wintery blues with a silver sheen is another marvelous option, especially those who particularly love Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and the Yule Ball. This color scheme is all inclusive from the ceiling to the floor, wall to wall winter wonderland.
"The walls of the Hall had all been covered in sparkling silver frost, with hundreds of garlands of mistletoe and ivy crossing the starry black ceiling."
An example of this palette in the muggle world is shown above. Candles suspended on fishing line, large centerpieces, and opulent lighting provides a flawless Yule Ball for the happy couples and their guests. Ideas for how to attain your color palette by lighting options can be found here.
Why baby blue, ice blue, and silver?
- Not only do these colors completely represent the colors at the Yule Ball, but they also provide relaxing, cool tones; which can be helpful on your big day.
- Not only do these colors completely represent the colors at the Yule Ball, but they also provide relaxing, cool tones; which can be very calming for your big day.
- Blue is an all year-round color. Baby blues with pastel pinks or yellows suggest Springtime while deep royal blues or cerulean suggest a winter wonderland.
- Silver is a color, when paired with the two blues, acts as a glimmering accent to enhance the room. This will also add a magical feel, which is ultimately what Potter-Inspired weddings are all about
Half an inch of skin and sinew holding my neck on, Harry! Most people would think that's good and beheaded, but oh, no, it's not enough for Sir Properly Decapitated-Podmore.
Nearly-Headless Nick Chamber of Secrets, Chapter 8, Page 124
Quidditch started in the 11th century at a place called Queerditch Marsh, which is not marked on muggle maps because wizards have made the place unplottable. Originally it was quite a crude game played on broomsticks with just the quaffle.