A Sky Armory Harry Potter Themed Wedding | James & Claire - HHawkinsPhotography
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A very warm and wizardly welcome to the wedding pictures blog post of James and Claire's Harry Potter themed wedding!  You should have received your Marauders' Map invitation via Owl Post shortly after breakfast a few months ago.  Everyone is talking about this event of the year!... even the Daily Prophet has written an article on it!

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There is actually a chapter titled "The Wedding" in the 7th book; Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows that was perfect for photographing their rings!

The Wedding Rings

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Now meet Claire, the bride!  I just loved her dress!  It had a very 1950's feel and reminded me a lot of the style of dress from the movie Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them!

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I absolutely loved this moment when Claire's dad saw her for the first time in her wedding dress that day.  

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Claire also chose a gorgeous cathedral length veil to wear that was just stunning!

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The beautiful bouquets of lilly's were arranged by  Backyard Garden Florist in Fayetteville, NY!

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The Bridesmaids

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Claire had the great idea to have each of her girls represent the four houses in Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.  Red for Gryffindor, blue for Ravenclaw, yellow for Hufflepuff and green for Slytherin!  You can see that Claire was sorted into the Hufflepuff house!

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Now meet James the Groom... a Ravenclaw!

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The Groomsmen

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The groomsmen also had "House Socks", each representing their house!

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The First Look

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We did most of the photos of the bride, groom and bridal party at Franklin Square Park.  I loved this idea because the red brick and black wrought iron fit perfectly with their theme!  A few things that I was reminded of when looking at the timeline of their relationship is that their first apartment together was in Franklin Square Park as well as the place where James proposed to Claire!

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The Wedding Party

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Their wedding ceremony and reception was held at SKY Armory in downtown Syracuse, NY!  Sky was the perfect place for their celebration as it was a blank slate to decorate but also had a very sleek, industrial feel that lent itself well to their theme!  You'll see more of the decorations further down!  

When you entered the front door you were greeted by a lady in her Hogwarts robes!

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I love the smile on Claire's face!

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The Vows & the Rings

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The Kiss at the Altar

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Once the ceremony was over, all the guests headed to the Sorting Hat to be sorted into their tables!  

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The card box... or should I say the luggage trolley on Platform 9 3/4?

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I loved that Claire and James had pages from the Harry Potter books on all the tables.  The chapter underneath their guest book was "The Very Secret Diary".

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The Head Table is on the left!  All the rest of the tables were named from locations found in the Harry Potter books!

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The bar area of their reception was dubbed the Potions Room!  Check out that bubble beaker! 

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The new Mr. & Mrs!

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Their First Dance was held under the floating candles!

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The Father Daughter & Mother Son Dance

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The music and entertainment for the night was provided by Dancin' DeeJays... and true to form, they were out on the dance floor all night long!

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The Golden Snitch Cake & Dessert Display

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Candy Bar from Honeydukes Sweet Shop!

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From the first time you met in 8th grade at Rome Catholic School, your friendship has led you to your wedding day.  As you turn the page and begin a new chapter as husband and wife, we wish you  both all the luck that that Felix Felicis can bring!  Thank you for allowing Andrew and I to be part of your amazing day!

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