Two Harry Potter fans tie knot in magical themed wedding



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When Allison first laid eyes on her husband, her first thought was that he looked like Ron Weasely.

In fact, she was so taken aback by his ginger locks and him similarities to the adorable sidekick she immediately offered him a job at the cinema she was working at.

And luckily Steven shared her love of all things Harry Potter, so after years of dating it seemed only fitting that their wedding was themed around JK Rowling's incredible wizarding world.

Steven, 30, popped the question last year with a special ring designed to look like a golden snitch – and the theme grew from there.

Naturally, they picked Harry's birthday, July 31, for their big day and their invitations were in the style of the Marauders Map.

On the day itself they arrived at their local registry office in a blue Ford Anglia – the same car used by Harry and Ron in the Chamber of Secrets.

Allison, 45, from Aylesbury, Bucks, said: "The bridesmaids were sorted into houses and had dresses in their house colours.

"I took pages from the books to make their flowers and put real flowers in their too, the Gryffindors had red, Slytherin green.

"The table decorations were all around Harry Potter, they had names like the Leaky Cauldron, the Three Broomsticks, Hogwarts, etcetera.

"The table savers were Bertie Bott's Every Flavour Beans and chocolate frogs.

The name placement cards had the unforgivable curse printed on them and every seat had a wand.

"The cake was also themed with all our favourite professors, our patronuses and our house crests – I'm a Hufflepuff and Steven is a Ravenclaw."

Allison said she fell in love with the Harry Potter franchise when she was working at a cinema and had to watch test screenings of the films.

She was hooked, and when Steven, who is now 30, came for a job interview she hired him on the spot – partly because he looked like Ron Weasley.

Allison, now a shop manager, said: "I prefer the films, but Steven likes the books. I like the way they were adapted for the cinema.

"I interviewed Steven years ago – he was ginger and we gave him the job because he looked like Ron Weasely.

"We were just friends then but we stayed in touch. We had the same social circle and we would hang out together.

"I don't really know how it happened but we ended up together."

When it came to planning their wedding the loved-up duo decided to stray away from tradition.

Allison added: "Harry Potter was something we shared.

"We've been together for nine years and our relationship has been fun and we wanted the wedding to be like we are – fun and not too formal.

"The wedding was amazing, we had the most fun – it was a truly magical day. It was perfect."

mirror.co.uk