October 30, 2018 Cory + Lawrence | Harry Potter Themed Wedding at Ridley Creek State Park, PA
Cory and Lawrence’s Harry Potter Themed Wedding at Ridley Creek State Park was quite possibly the most amazing wedding we’ve ever been a part of on so many different levels. So psyched to share today on the blog!
From their wedding website: “Lawrence and Cory’s story starts in 2015 in no other place than the Gym. Although they had been going to the same gym for months, it took Cory about 4 months to talk to Lawrence. All it took was “Wow, cardio again?”…
They were inseparable from that point on….
As everyone already knows, Cory is obsessed with Harry Potter. So Lawrence thought the only place to propose to her was in front of Hogwarts. They took at trip for their birthdays at the end of April to Universal Studios Florida and much to Cory’s surprise Lawrence got down on one knee in front of Hogwarts Castle and asked Cory to marry him and of course she said YES! It was the perfect proposal!”
That Harry Potter theme carried from their engagement into their wedding. Somehow, they managed to find a venue within a manageable driving distance from their home in Bel Air that straight up looks like Hogwarts Castle both inside and out. The wedding design concocted and executed by Papertini Floral and Event Design is completely out of this world. It felt like we were transported to the world that J.K. Rowling created and were attending a real wizard wedding. And although the details are amazing and a huge motivation I’m sure for many of you to click this link and check out this wedding – the theme was only a small part of what made this day incredible.
This day was so much more special for us because it was a day that we were capturing for friends. Lawrence is one of Tommy’s best friends, and over the last year plus of working together for the wedding, Cory and I have become good friends too. They are two of the most wonderful, loving people in the world, and their wedding day reflected that throughout. It was intimate, and even though many of the guests were meeting for the first time, it felt like everyone was family. Cory even found a way to include and honor Lawrence’s late friend, Scottee, who had passed away almost a year ago – something that brought all of us who knew and loved Scottee to tears (I’m crying again now writing this). Jordan with Maryland’s DJ brought the party so much that the dance floor was packed all night, even with a mostly sober crowd! We even had a chance to put our cameras down and join in the fun for the last hour. Words can’t quite capture how amazing these two are and how special it was to be a part of their day, so I’ll let the photos do the talking. Here are some of our favorites…
Harry Potter Themed Wedding at Ridley Creek State Park
Harry Potter Themed Wedding Vendors
Venue: Parque at Hunting Hill Mansion at Ridley Creek State Park
Photographer: Breanna Shaw, Photography by Brea
Second Photographer: Tommy Wager, Photography by Brea
Photography Assistant: Jimmy Minter
Event Design and Florals: Papertini
Videographer: Feeling Wedding Films
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