'Harry Potter' Superfans Tie The Knot In Hogwarts-Themed Wedding
Harry Potter superfans Ria Scriggins, 34, and Matthew Tipper, 31, fell for one other after they discovered they were both obsessed with JK Rowling's wizarding world.
The couple arrived at the ceremony at Glenfield Town Hall on Saturday, 25th May wearing their Hogwarts robes, accompanied by an owl.
Ria and Matthew share nine-month-old daughter Luna, whose name appears to pay homage to one of the film's characters, Luna Lovegood, too.
Part-time model Ria, who has a tattoo of Harry's famous lightening bolt scar on her wrist, said: "I have always been a massive Harry Potter fan. I grew up reading the stories and every time I watch the films it takes me back to when I was younger."
She continued: "Before I met Matthew I had never met someone who liked it as much as me but he is just as passionate about Harry as I am.
"It's wonderful to be able to share that with someone and when we decided to get married it seemed obvious to have a Harry Potter theme.
"Everything about the wedding is Harry Potter-themed even the vows. I said 'After all this time?' which is one of my favourite quote from Dumbledore and Matthew simply said 'Always'. It was perfect."
The quote comes from the final book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, which is spoken by Professor Severus Snape revealing he loved Harry's mother.
Ria opted for a white dress identical to the one worn by Hermione for the Yule Ball from the fourth film.
An almost exact replica of the Weasley family's flying car also made an appearance as it was parked outside the venue.
The bride said: "I studied the movies to cram as many Harry Potter details into the wedding.
"Even the tables have little golden snitches on them, which are little Ferrero Rocher chocolates with wings on them.
"My dress is white, but it is in the same style as the one Hermione wears for the Yule Ball from the Trizward Tournament in the fourth film."
Meanwhile sales manager Matthew wore a burgundy Gryffindor suit for the magical nuptials, complete with a pair of Harry's round spectacles.
The couple will continue the wizarding theme on their honeymoon - they are set to take a VIP tour of the Harry Potter studios in Watford.
Dumbledore would be proud.
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