When we asked TJ and Gina what their hobbies are, they responded with “nerding out”! After meeting through OKCupid they bonded over their mutual interest in Harry Potter and decided to carry the theme into their wedding. The venue of The Library set the scene perfectly for these two bookworms and their day was filled with personalized, magical details all captured by Aubrey Jane.

The bride’s bouquet featured a mix of real and paper flowers made from the pages of Harry Potter novels and the groom sported a yellow bowtie with his house’s (Hufflepuff) details. The wedding party was all coordinated in the colors of Hogwarts houses – yellow, red, blue, and green accented with silver and black.

TJ and Gina lovingly exchanged vows under a woodsy Chuppah with a Hogwarts flag backdrop. The ceremony blended the couple’s backgrounds with both Catholic and Hebrew blessings – plus some readings from the good book of Harry Potter and a goblet of fire unity ceremony! 

Guests felt like they stepped right into Hogwarts with all the magical elements incorporated into the couple’s reception – from the ‘Three Broomsticks’ sign above the bar, to the Owl Post card box, to the individual wand favors which doubled as escort cards. Dinner tables were named after chapters from the books and adorned with potion bottles and book pages.

“After all this time?”… “Always” said Snape.

Butter Beer cupcakes? Yes, please!

The Magical Vendor Team

Planner: Naturally Yours Events
Venue: The Library at Lasalle
DJ: Birds & B-Sides
Photographer: Aubrey Jane
Floral: Flowers for Dreams
Caterer: Inspiration Kitchens
Bar Staffing: Drinks on Me
Bakery: The Drunk Baker
Hair Stylist: Solo Salon
Makeup Artist: Ryan Alexander
Bridal Dress: Bombshell Bridal
Bridesmaids Attire: Brideside
Groom/Groomsmen Attire: Menguin