A Harry Potter Wedding in Milton Keynes

Night portrait in birdcage at Harry Potter wedding

If you know me well, you know how much I love Harry Potter, and so when Becki and Gareth told me about their wedding plans, I was a little bit more than excited! I do love a Harry Potter wedding! Becki and Gareth were married at the Parkside Hotel in Milton Keynes, part of the Mercure Hotel Chain. I started off the day with Becki, her two bridesmaids Donna and Hannah and flowergirl Rosie as they had their hair done by Results Hairdressers and makeup by Bridal Makeup by Juliet. Becki is a portrait photographer and was over the moon with her wedding present that she received that morning from Gareth: a Canon 5D MK III (wasn’t jealous at all!) Becki was very calm and chilled out during the morning, until her gorgeous Kenneth Winston wedding dress went on, and her dad came to meet her. There were a few tears! I also photographed Gareth and his best man as they got ready into their suits from Suitors of Buckingham.

The ceremony was beautiful. There were tissues laid out on the chairs with a tag reading ‘happy tears’ which was a lovely touch. Tears and laughs were shared as Becki and Gareth became Mr and Mrs Williams. There were more laughs during the ‘power up’ group shots, and even more during the speeches. The reception was decorated beautifully. The tables names were written out in binary code and each table had glass jars and bottles filled with flowers from The Florist in Boxmoor and candles. The candle jars were decorated in purple and silver ribbon, and some had quotes from the Harry Potter books wrapped around them, my favourites being the ones where Hermione and Ron first kiss. The cake was decorated so it matched Becki’s dress, made by one of Becki’s friends, and the cake topper was of Becki and Gareth as if they were Hogwarts students from Etsy. Becki’s bouquet had her grandmother’s brooch attached. That evening, the wedding was left with lots of dancing with the party being set by 1Entertainments and making the most of the photo booth they had as well.

You can also view Becki and Gareth’s wedding on the wedding blog So You’re Getting Married that featured their awesome wedding.

Here are some of the highlights.

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