Those of you that have followed me here at Whimsical Wonderland Weddings for a while will know I am a huge Harry Potter fan, having devoured the books as a child and all the way into my teens as they were each released. I am currently experiencing the pure joy of reading the series to my 9 year old little boy currently and we often sit together as a family and re-watch the films. So of course I just love to see Harry Potter wedding ideas such as these today, which are the result of a very inspirational wedding editorial.
There are some very special little details that really set off the Harry Potter theme, do see if you can spot the golden snitches, the potions table, a Hogwarts Express train ticket and The Marauder’s Map and winged keys seating plan to name a few. I think you will agree that these touches infuse into the shoot so stylishly and beautifully.
Let’s not forget about the fabulous outfits, the beautiful hair and make up looks and the opulent, wild florals. The tablescape is really exquisite adorned with brass décor and flowers galore. Plus I must also mention the towering cake creation, which really makes a fantastic statement. Thyme Lane Photography was behind the concept and these utterly stunning photographs, just magic.
Harry Potter Wedding Ideas
I have only just watched Harry Potter first time in my life last Christmas and fell in love with the tones and style so wanted to create a ‘wedding’ that is doable for any couples. We had lots of deep, dark colours, textures, interesting, moody lights and beautiful backdrops both inside and outside of the castle. I aimed to keep everything non traditional and magical but still achievable for anyone. All suppliers collaborating on this shoot were extremely creative and incorporated many elements of the Harry Potter style yet still kept the feeling of a wedding day.
Thyme Lane Photography (Noemi)
I love to work on a really strong theme and the Harry Potter shoot was a dream for me. While I wanted to give a very suggestive nod towards the Harry Potter style and props, I still wanted to keep the decor on trend, wedding like and achievable to inspire couples for their own big day. The venue really added to the sense of grandness which we were going for and I aimed to continue the dark, moody feelings by incorporating blacks, velvets and touches of vintage brass. Candles were key in this style and I incorporated a range of styles and shapes to encourage drips and imperfectness which worked beautifully with the scattering of lanterns and gorgeous dried and fresh florals. While many of the props were from my own large collection, I also added in some handmade touches like the gold snitches for elements of interest and theme association. To enhance the sense of magic and moodiness I created potion like liquids with inks and water which Thyme Lane Photography caught beautifully in the process to give a real sense of wizardry.
The Eclectic Collection (Nikkita)
We wanted the flowers for this shoot to have a natural, wild feel but still have an air of romance. Dried flowers and grasses set against dark and romantic blooms in deep purples and burgundys helped to achieve this look. Lighter flowers were used throughout the arrangements, especially the bridal bouquet to lift the flowers and create a sense of dark and light. Some flowers just feel magical and we knew right away I must use them, Hellebores, Anemone and Fritillaries were amongst these and showcased the season nicely, which as a shop we always like to do in our work. The props we got to use were amazing and worked perfectly with our flowers, from the rustic table to the vintage brass vessels, the whole shoot came together magically!
Thyme on St.Mary’s (Amy)
The base of the cake was decorated with hand painted impressionist flowers using a mixture of royal icing, edible paints and gold. I used black to create a contemporary feel which married beautifully with the stunning flowers from Thyme on St Mary’s creating a statement piece that embodied the weddings theme.
One Part Love Bakery (Jess)
Lara B Couture is a mainly bridal collection, designed by Lara Kinnett. The collection is created with bespoke, bridal separates, that come together as one dress!
For this shoot we used one of our theatrical creations. A satin wrapped bodice and off the shoulder styling. The use of gupuire lace and pearls creates a Gothic twist and yet it stays classical too. The skirt is layered with black and pink tulle with a high low hem line, creating a non traditional style but with a real wow factor!
Lara B Couture (Lara)
I wanted to try something really different, I knew the Harry Potter shoot would be the perfect time to try the bitten lip (where the lip fades from a bright or dark red in the centre to a natural lip on the outer).
Something I’ve always wanted to do on a bride, the black dress was the perfect accompaniment. I kept the rest of the makeup neutral with just a sweep of gold on the eye and a little mascara.
Flash Kate MUA (Kate)
When I was asked to collaborate in such a themed and fun bridal shoot, I was both excited and apprehensive at the same time. It allowed me to really think about what I could create within the realms of my signature style. I first thought of stars but that was too obvious and ‘expected’ for a Harry Potter theme.
With some deeper thought, I loved the idea of modelling the main accessory on the quidditch ball and including some accenting smaller pearls (which are so in vogue right now) to accompany it.
A pleasure to be part of such a creative shoot with some truly talented suppliers.
Rachel Sokhal Bridal (Rachel)
I loved the idea of combining the magical feeling of Harry Potter’s world with a magical day. I felt the theme and style allowed for more than usual creativity. The colour scheme was very close to my heart, tones of brown combined with black and gold gave an elegant feel to the stationery. I wanted the envelope itself to suggest the style of wedding day even before opening it. I used simple watercolour techniques, primawater colour palettes with some addition of Windsor and Newton inks. All items were fully handmade and handwritten to create an authentic feel for the shoot.
Dorothy’s Workshop (Dorka)
When I was given the title for this shoot and having worked with Noemi from Thyme Lane before I just knew we were in for an exciting day. When I saw the dress I just couldn’t wait. I had this visualisation of a mystic, slightly wild look. So this tumbling spiral curl seemed perfect. We were lucky enough to have two very different types of head piece to work with. The twig and feather headdress was perfect with the wild curls. The snitch and pearls set the twisted style off to perfection.
Kate Atalay Bespoke Hair (Kate)
Credit Where Credit Is Due
Concept & Photography
Thyme Lane Photography
White in Motion Films
The Eclectic Collection
Thyme on St.Mary’s
Lara B Couture
Just so magical. Thanks ever so much to the whole team above for sharing these remarkable images with us. If you loved this shoot, then I think you will adore the Harry Potter weddings we’ve also featured on the blog xo Lou