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“I Solemnly Swear I Am Up to No Good!”

from Elizabeth

If you haven’t already guessed it, this is a Harry Potter post! The craze and fan-following for the Harry Potter books is huge. The first movie premiered in 2001, but original fans have been casting spells since the first book came out in 1997. Recently, we had Harry Potter cast a spell here at Stevenson Ridge!

We had the pleasure of hosting a Harry Potter-themed wedding, and it did not disappoint. Even during their first meeting with us, Elyssa and Nialls made sure we knew how special this wedding was going to be for them, including special Harry Potter colors and décor.

The coordinators have been hyping up this wedding for the weeks leading up to it, and on October 21st, the Harry Potter wedding came to life!

When you walked into the Riddick House basement, a welcome table greeted guests with an adorable Monopoly board for their guestbook, wands for guests to take some magic home, and an antique suitcase for guest’s cards. The bride and groom also displayed their acceptance letters into Hogwarts School of Wizardy and Witchcraft.

Inside the main basement area, guests felt like they were walking into Hogwarts’ Great Hall. Candles hung from the track lighting, as did flying keys. The tables had napkins to match Hogwarts’ different houses. Centerpieces consisted of antique books with florals and greenery with subtle touches from the series (snitch, Harry’s glasses, an owl, the flying car, etc). Over by the brick wall, Platform 9 ¾ served as the perfect photo booth opportunity. And off to the side, guests could treat themselves at Honeydukes candy store with chocolate covered frogs (don’t worry, not real frogs), rock candy, jellybeans, and house-colored macaroons.

The guests and staff were in awe at all the little details this bride put into her wedding day. It will definitely be one we’ll never forget, and one we’ll probably share with future Harry Potter couples.