Annie + Gareth’ Harry Potter Inspired Christmas Wedding

Bride and groom drink mulled wine at Christmas wedding

I’m getting into the Christmas spirit and and thought this would be a good time to look back on Annie + Gareth’ fun, relaxed and magical Christmas wedding.

Annie and Gareth love Christmas and decided to make the most of the holiday period when everyone is off work and in the party spirit anyway, and got married between Christmas and New Year.

Annie’s parents put up a marquee in their garden. Annie and Gareth decorated it beautifully, with pretty fairy lights everywhere, cosy corners and, of course a Christmas tree. Annie is a big Harry Potter fan (favourite character: Professor McGonagall) and used this as an inspiration for the wedding decorations. Quotes from the books on beautiful cut wood formed table centre pieces, and there were potion-bottle-shaped fairy lights and a bottle of ‘Felix Felicis’ as a wedding favour for each of the guests.

The ceremony was in a pretty and historic country church – St James the Less in Dorney Reach. Annie’s parents surprised the happy couple by hiring an opera singer to join in with the hymns and sing a spine-tingling solo at the end of the ceremony. After that, Annie and Gareth kept up the Christmas spirit by serving mulled wine and mince pies outside the church before returning to the beautiful marquee.

The wedding reception was fun and relaxed, with long beer benches and street food served from stalls instead of a wedding breakfast. I also just loved the crazy dogs running around the place, sneaking in and out of the marquee and joining in with the celebrations.

Annie and Gareth – it’s almost been a year since your beautiful wedding. I hope it’s been a great one and that there are many more happy memories come. Have an amazing anniversary and a very happy Christmas!

Bride getting ready at home for Christmas wedding
Bride walking down the stairs in family home
Bridesmaids dressed in black reacting to seeing bride for the first time
Winter bride on her way to Christmas wedding
Winter Bride wearing dress with pockets
Groom greets Mum at Winter wedding
Bridesmaids in black dresses at Christmas party
Groom greets guests at winter wedding
Bride arrives at Church of St James the Less for Christmas wedding
Bride giggles during wedding ceremony at Church of St James the Less
Bride and groom kiss at Christmas wedding in Dorney Reach
Bride and groom at wedding ceremony at Church of St James the Less
Bride and groom at wedding ceremony at Church of St James the Less
Wedding guests gather outside Church of St James the Less in Dorney Reach
Groom mingles with guests at wedding in Dorney Reach
Bride and groom at Christmas wedding
Bride in Christmas wedding marquee with dark ceiling and fairy lights
Bride laughs with guests at Christmas wedding
Guests have fun in marquee Christmas wedding
Speeches at Christmas wedding
Guest listen to speeches in marquee wedding with dark ceiling and fairy lights
Speeches at Christmas wedding
Guests dance at marquee wedding
Guests on dancefloor at marquee wedding
Bride and groom dance at Christmas wedding

If you are planning a Christmas wedding, do get in touch. I would love to find out all about your plans.