This “Potter” Wedding Came Complete with a Gift from an Iconic Character in the Series
The fall season – it’s filled with the transitioning signs of shedding trees, auburn leaves, cool winds, leaving for school, and great pumpkin patches. That last part happens to be the very place where Amber and Dan decided to get married, an event that would inevitably become the latest edition to our “Muggle Matrimony” section. Amber, along with her cousin Petey, spent her early days taking time off from school and watching the films when they first debuted. Their adventures took them to the theme park replicas and led them to acquire copious amounts of Potter memorabilia. This was a good thing because by the time Dan came around, Amber was well positioned and trained in the art of converting Potter newbies into Potter aficionados. To Dan’s credit, he had seen all of the movies prior to reading the novels.
Given Amber’s love for the fall, they set the date for November 29. But before that there would be the bridal shower and bachelorette party. The bridesmaids set to work stocking the events with mementos of King’s Cross, the books, pumpkins, gift baskets, wands, and as an added bonus, T-shirts that read “From Muggle to Mrs.”
The wedding ceremony itself was performed in a church that was reminiscent of the Hogwarts castle and incorporated the Gryffindor colors. Similarly, the bridesmaids’ dresses were set in burgundy and accented with gold jewelry. Not to be outdone, Amber sported a replica of Hermione’s necklace from the Deathly Hallows film and a Potter-themed garter. Every detail was magical, down to programs, which featured the Gryffindor crest in the clutches of Hedwig.
But the theme really came out at their reception: a gold ballroom, champagne and burgundy linens, and even a matching cake filled with a pumpkin cream cheese filling. Guests indulged in the cuisine to the sound of “Hedwig’s Theme.” Their own version of Butterbeer (a mix of cream soda, butterscotch schnapps, and whipped cream vodka with a butterscotch drizzle on top) flowed throughout the night in glasses fittingly etched with the words “After All This Time” and “Always.”
Yet, the most unique element of this wedding has to be the personalized Tom Felton photograph that Amber was able to acquire. Apparently, one of her friends came across Mr. Felton himself at the airport a few weeks prior to the wedding. She explained the situation to Tom, and he graciously posed for a laudatory picture with a sign reading “Congratulations, Amber and Dan!” What a phenomenal keepsake to have!
Congratulations indeed to Amber and Dan for throwing a wedding that played fantastic homage to the spirit of the novels and films! Check out Amber and Dan’s Q&A session below, where you might to able to pick up a few ideas if you’re ever in the mood for a themed event. Be sure to let us know your thoughts and remember to check out all of our other quirky and completely dedicated couples in the “Muggle Matrimony” section. As always, head over to our contact page if you think you have an event worth submitting.