I have a confession. I’m a Harry Potter nerd.
The best part of that confession is that it’s not even shameful — in fact, I think it’s more shameful to not be a Harry Potter nerd.
Like most Gen Y’ers, Harry Potter was a huge part of my upbringing. With Gen Y kids now getting to the age where they want to get married, Harry Potter-themed weddings are becoming a thing. And I love it.
What I don’t love is the aesthetic of a lot of them. Sure, a lot of it comes down to personal preference, but I’ve found some examples of HP weddings look more like a kids’ birthday party.
Yes, it’s awesome to celebrate your love for Harry Potter and the wizarding world Queen J.K. created, but it’s still a wedding. Plus, I’m a sucker for authenticity when it comes to themes, so if you’re doing a Harry Potter theme, I want it to look like this wedding could actually be at Hogwarts.
So, I’ve been on the hunt for inspiration, looking for incredible weddings that absolutely kill the Harry Potter theme. Here’s what I’ve found so far.