Samm + Gabe
Meet Samm and Gabe! They are an adorable couple with the sweetest family! When I first met with Samm and her mom, she told me what she had planned so far for her wedding and that she shared a love for Harry Potter with her fiance, Gabe. She wanted to tie in elements from Harry Potter but still make it an elegant, fall wedding. Of course, I was super excited for this!
Samm made gorgeous bouquets and boutonnieres herself. Look at these flowers made from pages from Harry Potter books!
The girls got to show their own style by picking out their own dresses.
The ceremony took place at Indian Springs Metropark, overlooking a pond. It was it a little chilly for early October but the sun was shining!
Gabe surprised Samm during the ceremony with a sweet song that he sang and played on his guitar.
Following the ceremony was cocktail hour and the reception inside the Environmental Discovery Center. It is such a beautiful venue with all of the wood and large windows.
Tables were divided by the houses of Hogwarts by the colors, house name, and emblem.
The bride's father made these beautiful love potions from Harry Potter for each table.
The head table was numbered 9 ¾ from the Platform 9 ¾ that students of Hogwarts use to take the scarlet steam engine, Hogwarts Express to Hogwarts on September 1st at 11am sharp at King’s Cross Station, a main train station in London. To get to Platform 9 3/4, you run straight at the wall between platforms 9 and 10.
The candy station that we set up was inspired by Honeydukes Sweet Shop.
There is this really neat underwater viewing area of the pond in the discovery center. Unfortunately, it was covered in slime! But fortunately, it made for some really cool pictures!
The reception was a great time! So many talented family members played their instruments and sang. The photobooth had Harry Potter props such as glasses, brooms, and witch hats. Cupcakes were for dessert and the late night snack featured donuts and hot cider.
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Wedding Planner: Melissa Marie Events
Photography: Flourish Photography
Venue: Indian Springs Metropark
DJ: Tronix Entertainment
Cupcakes: Cupcake Station
Violinist: Shawn Boucke