A Colourful Harry Potter themed wedding at The Athaeneum, Liverpool- Rachel Joyce Photography
As a fully paid up Potter-nerd and a total book worm, a colourful, Harry Potter themed wedding in a library is pretty much the dream. This one is full of the cutest DIY details, a riot of colour and so much fun, including the ‘scousest’ photo-bomb you ever did see. Check out the stunning photos by Rachel Joyce Photography! Now, over to Michelle and Ian for all the juicy details:
How We Met…
“We’d dated for 5 years before we got engaged in York. We have a cat and two guinea pigs and share a love of books and music. Before we met, we connected through Ian’s music and a mutual friend through a series of tweets, emails and letters. We’d crossed paths before but never met and had loads of strange connections which guided us towards each other. It’s almost as if he was always there, but we both had to wait for the right moment to come into each other’s lives. I always think of Ian as helping me become the person I was meant to be.”
“We wanted to get started right away. We’d always wanted a short engagement, but when we figured out costs, we decided to save and book the wedding for 2 years time. We knew we wanted something relaxed and we knew we wanted to do as much as possible ourselves. I (Michelle) am very creative so couldn’t wait to get stuck in! Our theme was just an amalgamation of the things we love, we decided to play homage to all of these interests in our table decorations and other bits dotted around the venue. We had everything from Harry Potter to Dr Who. It was important to us that it represented both of us.”
Top Tips and Lessons Learned…
The Dream Team
Photography- Rachel Joyce Photography – We chose because she’s warm, talented and a generally amazing human being. Her style was relaxed and reflected our wedding.
Make Up- Hannah Carson MUA We were gifted a package from a very generous friend for makeup for me, bridesmaids and mum.