Written by Kasey Jansik of Weddings by Kasey

     “I Solemnly swear that I am up to no good”, not only is that my absolute favorite line from the Harry Potter series but it also sparked the idea that would soon become this beautiful Harry Potter inspired styled shoot. Magical trains, wands, Hogwarts houses, feasts in the Great Hall, and the excitement of attending classes to learn magical arts all went into the inspiration for this shoot. A Grey, Gold, and White color scheme was used to imitate the soft and loving presence of a Patronus. Located in Cypress Grove Park of Orlando, FL surrounded by a serene lake (no giant squid in this one, we checked) and mossy trees, the shoot captured the essence of Harry Potter, romance, and whimsy.

     Now, In the ever famous ramblings of Albus Dumbledore “ Before we begin our banquet, I would like to say a few words. And here they are: Nitwit! Blubber! Oddment! Tweak!” or as I would like to say, let’s move on to the good stuff! 

Our Bride Abi looked enchanting as she explored the grounds of Cypress Grove, hair and makeup done by Dana of Once Upon a Beauty Hair and Makeup. She carried a bouquet of lush white florals and beautiful greenery by Andie from The Flower Studio.

There is an ever present feeling of the Patronus in this beautiful invitation suite hand lettered by Christine from Carousel Atelier.

The gorgeous place settings, glassware, and flatware were provided by the incredibly creative Kristin of The Vintage Dish. The perfectly colored linens from Rentaland and beautiful Gold Chiavari chairs provided by Any Event Linen & Chair rental created the perfect base for our table to take shape. Hedwig inspired feather placecards (hand lettered by Carousel Atelier), table no. 9 ¾ , owls on the glassware, and candles all came together to create the perfect look for this modern take on a Harry Potter inspired wedding shoot. This tablescape would put even the Great Hall at Christmastime to shame!

No Harry Potter inspired event could be complete without potions! These potion inspired drinks were styled and provided by Kristin from The Vintage Dish. The captivating cake was made by Anna with Anna Cakes and it was absolutely spellbinding!

I hope you enjoyed your journey through this magical shoot. Who would have thought that our own little piece of Harry Potter inspiration could be created right in the heart of Orlando, FL. I hope to share another amazing shoot with you all again soon and in the meantime as Ron Weasley would say “Don’t let the Muggles get you down” and for now “Mischief Managed”.

Location: Cypress Grove Park, Orlando, FL

Planning and Design- Kasey, Weddings by Kasey
Photography- Sydney, Sydney Morman Photography
Florals- Andie, The Flower Studio
Hair and Make-up- Dana, Once Upon a Beauty Hair & Makeup
Dishware- Kristin, The Vintage Dish
Calligraphy- Christine, Carousel Atelier
Cake- Anna, Anna Cakes
Chairs- Any Event Linens & Chairs
Linens- Rentaland
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