Harry Potter Themed Wedding by Pottinger Photography (2)

This fun, whimsical wedding comes to us from Brenda Pottinger of Pottinger Photography, based in Cincinnati, Ohio! Here’s Brenda to tell us more about the lovely couple and their magical day:

It is no secret that I adore the Cincinnati Nature Center and Krippendorf Lodge. And if you were to ask me where I would host a Harry Potter wedding this would be my top pick. It was such a delight to see all of the unique details the couple created and found.

See more after the cut!

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From the invitations to the Bride’s shoes – it was perfectly crafted. And the bridal party was so much fun. They created their own “award family photo” inspired poses! John and Christy both work with animals so I love that we found little creatures along the way for great photos with the couple!

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My favorite part of the day? It had to be the hilarious ceremony with the very clever officiant Snape! He heckled the groom and the audience. No one was safe! At the reception it was fun to see the tables each with a different centerpiece design. Overall the day was wonderful and magical! Congrats to Christy and John!

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Congratulations Christy & John and thank you Brenda for sharing! For more information about Pottinger Photography, please visit their WeddingLovely Vendor Guide profile or head straight to their website.

What do you think of today’s real wedding? Let us know in the comments below!

Ceremony Venue: Cincinnati Nature Center
Reception Venue: Krippendorf Lodge
Wedding Dress: Splendid Bridal
Bridesmaids Dresses: Bridal and Formal
Menswear: Men’s Warehouse
Makeup and Hair: Eye Do
Jeweler: Ashcroft and Oak
Flowers and Decor: HJ Benken/Kroger for centerpieces
Cake: Happy Chicks Bakery
Caterer: Eletant Fare
DJ/Band: Steve Bender Entertainment
Invitations: Creative Invites and Events


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  • Brenda Kiekhefer Pottinger

    Thank you so much for sharing this fun wedding with your readers. We loved every detail!

    • weddinglovely

      Thanks for sharing too! You know we love you.

      • Brenda Kiekhefer Pottinger

        ah thanks you all are the best!

  • Suzanne Smith Yowler

    What fun! The frog photo is my favorite.n

    • weddinglovely

      We love everything about this wedding too! :)

  • Karla Zachman

    Such great photos! I love the bridesmaids peeking over the books! A lot of subtle beautiful details too! Like the snitch in the bouquet! So fun!

    • weddinglovely

      Isn’t it sooo cute. We’re loving all the details too!