4th November 2016
Emily and Ben’s Harry Potter Themed Wedding! Highcliffe Castle in Dorset
The Happy Couple…
Ben and Emily met via eBay – Ben placed an add for his Mary Quant Mini seats and Emily drove to Oxford to collect them in her red mini called ‘Peaches’ somehow managing to squeeze them into her Mini! The rest is history 🙂 They’ve been together about 8 years. I actually met Ben about 10 years ago because his Dad was my boss when I worked at the Digital Camera Company, and I’m so pleased Ben has followed my photography business and thought to contact me when they got engaged! I did a pre-wedding photo shoot for them at Virginia Water (tied in with the Harry Potter theme as it was used as one of the film locations!)…
Harry Potter Theme with Blush Pink & Gold tones…
I was so excited when I found out Emily and Ben both like Harry Potter and wanted to incorporate some of it into their wedding… what started out as a subtle theme with blush pink and gold, soon ended up with amazing attention to detail as all the suppliers got really excited!!!
The Beautiful Venues…
Highcliffe Castle is a beautiful Grade 1 listed building that hosts ceremonies and wedding receptions. Emily and Ben had their ceremony there in the grand wintergarden room, which is great for winter weddings as it lets lots of light in. The gardens are beautiful and it has magnificent views across to the Isle of White (on a clear day!). There is also access to the beach (down lots of steps!). We took some gorgeous photos in the woodland and in front of the castle as it fitted in very well with the Harry Potter theme.
Their reception was held at Stanwell House – a gorgeous boutique Hotel in Lymington. The caterers did a fab job with yummy food! The room was beautifully decorated with amazing detail to fit in with the Harry Potter theme, by Linen & Lace (supplier info at the bottom).
Highlight of the Day…
Er… EVERYTHING?! Being a Harry Potter fan myself, it made it even more magical to have the music from the movie playing throughout the ceremony and reception. I also thought the Bus driver from Mervyn’s Coaches was brilliant 😀
Here are a few pics to tell the story of their day…
Emily & Ben’s Wedding Suppliers…
Ceremony – Highcliffe Castle
Reception – Stanwell House Hotel
Hair – Anne Burge
Rings – Pravins
Seat covers and decoration – Linen and Lace
Dress – Georgina Scott Bridal
Flowers – Longacres
Suits – Victor Valentine in Botley
Bus – Mervyns coaches
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