When the Wizarding World of Harry Potter — a recreation of everything found in the books and films, such as the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardy, and even Diagon Alley — opened at Universal Orlando Resort back in June of 2010, the HP fanatics of the world literally could not EVEN. Most fans booked their tickets ASAP to taste some butterbeer and find a "unique" wand to call their own (for a hefty price, of course), flooding Facebook and Twitter with glorious views of their fandom. And as much as we just looove looking at the broom you purchased before riding through a 3D version of Gringotts Bank, we have to say this adorbs engagement shoot takes the cake.
Though not as exciting as the couple who cradled frozen meat at Costco for their engagement shoot, Michele Matthews and her fiancé, Jared Grunwald, took their obsession with the world of magic to a whole new level by having their photographer take the sweetest, most magical pics of them at the theme park.
"I have read the series like six times, own all the movies, and usually kick butt at any form of Harry Potter trivia," Matthews told BuzzFeed. "Jared also really enjoys the series, but he isn't as nerdy as I am! He loves to do Harry Potter-related things for me, he's taken me to shows and events, he's bought me clothes and trinkets, all just to put a smile on my face."
Ummm, where do WE find a guy like this?!
On one of the couple's many trips to the theme park every year, they decided to bring along Grunwald's best friend Kevin Cucci, a professional photographer, to take a few fun pictures of them exploring their fave place. But it didn't come without difficulties.
Cucci told BuzzFeed that it was pretty hard to avoid all of the parkgoers waltzing into his clients' shots. "We got there early in the day so it wasn't as busy, but there were still a bunch of people there." I mean, come on peeps... In the name of love and all that Harry P stands for you'd think you could respect an engagement photo shoot!
But despite all of the challenges, Cucci managed to produce some pretty stellar shots. Just take a look for yourself. Accio!