All couples hope for a magical wedding day — that's just a given right? Well, Cassie and Lewis Byrom's wedding day turned out to be simply spellbinding and all it took was a swish and flick of a magic wand. For their November 1 U.K. nuptials, these two newlyweds stole a bit of inspiration from J.K. Rowling's famous series and tied the knot in the most elaborate (and elegant!) Harry Potter-themed wedding we've ever seen.
We don't remember a wedding planning course being taught at Hogwarts, but if there was, the Byroms would be at the top of their class! The pair recently wed at Manchester Town Hall and every single day-of detail came straight from the pages of Harry Potter. (After getting engaged at Universal's Wizarding World of Harry Potter, what'd you expect?)
Upon arrival, the 130 guests were presented with their very own wand (because what would a witch or wizard be without one?) before the couple's oh-so-magical "I do's." Cassie walked down the aisle holding a bouquet of paper blooms (made from Harry Potter books, natch), a golden snitch charm bracelet, Hogwarts-themed heels, and even her bridal mani toted the Deathly Hallows symbol. As for the groom, his cuff links were emblazoned with quotes from the books and the couple had their wedding rings engraved with Severus Snape's 'Always' promise.
After exchanging vows that included passages from Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, the wedding party headed to Machester's Midland Hotel for the reception which featured endless nods to the series. With a seating chart coordinated by the Sorting Hat, each table setting included chocolate snitches, potions, horcruxes, books, and baubles. The walls were decorated with Ministry of Magic "Wanted" posters, featuring the bride and groom looking straight out of Azkaban, and even their wedding cake was topped off with tiny figurines of Lord Voldemort and Bellatrix Lestrange — the bride's favorite character, of course!
"Planning the wedding was a full-time job, but it was worth every penny and minute we spent," Cassie told The Daily Mail. "We stayed up till 3 A.M. most nights... I even had the bridesmaids over to cut up the 20 copies of the books we'd bought to make the bouquets."
But after a planning process that sounds like something you'd need a real life wizard to tackle, was it all worth it? "It was everything I wanted," the bride confirmed. "It was the most magical wedding imaginable." All was well, indeed...