Couple Get Married In Harry Potter-Themed Ceremony
A Harry Potter-loving couple decided to bring a bit of magic to their big day by throwing a wedding based on their favourite books.
Marcus and Caroline Hewston spent £19,000 on their big day at Dalhousie Castle in Bonnyrigg, Edinburgh, complete with wand wedding favours, broomstick bouquets and owls to deliver the
The pair wanted to make sure their wedding was completely different to anyone else's and personal to them.
Caroline, from Walsall said: "We've both always loved Harry Potter - so with the magic of it, and having children, we just thought it would fit perfectly.
"I found loads of ideas online but I didn't want to re-create someone else's vision, I wanted my own wedding.
"We had gold antique mirrors, everything was written in the Harry Potter style font, and we even had broomstick bouquets for the bridesmaids.
"Me and my bridesmaids spent ages sanding down bottles, printing off potion labels and crafting different decorations.
"A white owl from the falconry actually delivered our rings during the ceremony, and we had Hedwig's theme playing as it flew down the aisle.
"After the ceremony our guests got to meet the owls at the drinks reception which was lovely.
"The wedding program I printed off was in the style of Harry Potter's 'The Daily Prophet', which had the order of the ceremony on.
"The idea of the wedding was to be completely different and we just wanted it to be completely our own."
During the evening reception, Caroline and Marcus had hired a make-up artist to paint guests' faces.
Of course, a wedding with this much detail took a lot of planning and Caroline spent a lot of time crafting with her friends to give the day a more personal touch.
The couple decided on the venue after they stayed there for a holiday and discovered that J.K. Rowling wrote a lot of the Harry Potter books in the city.
Caroline said: "We went to Scotland for a holiday and we booked to stay at Dalhousie Castle and we just fell in love with the venue.
"When we decided on an October wedding we thought Halloween, and then we also found out J.K. Rowling had written a lot of the Harry Potter books in Edinburgh.
"We had a humanist wedding and we wanted it to be different - we started it off with a Mexican hug.
"Everyone fully got involved in the dressing up and the face paint - I loved it and everyone else did too.
"The wedding was like my little creative outlet - I love planning things and being able to plan my own wedding was amazing.
"It was like Scotland meets Harry Potter meets Halloween."
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