Kathryn & Brent
Star Wars Harry Potter Wedding Inspo
WEDDING COUPLE: Kathryn & Brent
WEDDING DATE: 01/04/2020
WEDDING LOCATION: The Pattison House (Pattison, Texas)
HOW AND WHERE DID YOU MEET:
Brent and I had been working together for quite awhile and went to lunch with a friend. An hour later Brent and I were talking nonstop for our love of basketball. Over the next 3 years we fell in love over endless basketball games, Harry Potter marathons, and our golden retriever Duncan.
WEDDING THEME: Badass Pop Culture
THE WEDDING DAY:
We really wanted our wedding to reflect who we are and what we love. We managed to pull off a wedding that included Star Wars, Harry Potter, and leather jackets. All our big ideas came together and our day was bliss. We truly got to sit back and enjoy every moment of the day stress free with our family & friends.
I wanted that cliche photo of Brent getting the first look when I walked down the aisle, so we opted for a first touch. We shared our written vows then and it just set the day up to reflect us.
Our ceremony included music from Star Wars, Harry Potter, and Game of Thrones. All of the bouquets were made of Harry Potter book pages, and the boutonnieres had Star Wars lego pieces. Standing in front of Brent and being able to take in all these elements, it was truly us.
BADASS WEDDING ATTIRE:
Kathryn: Corset & skirt – BHLDN
Bow – Mom’s Wedding Dress
Veil – Amazon
Shoes – Vans
Earrings – Windy Gell (Also from Mom)
Star Wars Stance Socks
HOW MANY PEOPLE ATTENDED: 170
PHOTOGRAPHER: Heather Purvis @hpurvisphoto
HAIR / MAKE UP:
Hair: Stephanie Addesso
Make-up: Koalesce by Kathleen @KoalescebyKathleen
WEDDING FOOD: Yes, we had a buffet of super yummy spicy cajun chicken pasta from Lighthouse Catering.
Bridesmaids: Azazie “Mya” Dress
Groomsmen: Al’s Formalwear
ANY TIPS ON GUESTS, FAMILY: The best advice I can give when forming your guest list is to remember that it is your day. When you are feeling overwhelmed, take a break and breathe for a moment and remember the meaning behind the day.
BUDGET SAVING IDEAS:
The biggest budget saving thing for our wedding was not doing any real flowers. I folded origami flowers out of Harry Potter book pages to make my bouquet, the bridesmaids bouquets, and the corsages. We used faux flowers (Hobby Lobby) to make the boutonnieres that had Star Wars lego figures glued on. For the tables we used the Harry Potter book pages to make 6-12 ft garland and folded more pages to make flowers. It was time consuming, but one of the best ideas we had.
Brent works for a wine/alcohol retail company, so finding a venue where we could bring in our own alcohol was important to us. This saved us a lot on our budget. Even if you don’t work in the industry, this will save you TONS!
Instead of doing the huge wedding cake, we opted for Nothing Bundt Cakes. That saved us a lot and we were able to order a custom made cake topper to represent us.
I designed and printed all of our invitations. This saved us so much, the invitations I though I wanted were over $800. I ended up doing it all for under $200.
Also, I gave my bridesmaids leather jackets as a gift. I got them during the summer on clearance and made less than I would have for faux leather!
TIPS FOR FUTURE BADASS BRIDES:
Do not settle for anything. If you want something bad enough to be in your wedding, try and make it happen. We recently got our wedding video and it was so incredible to sit back and watch it with no regrets. We truly made the day reflect us and didn’t let any opinions stop us. Remember this is y’all’s special day.
Last tip, if it can fit in your budget, please choose to have a videographer as well as a photographer.
Videographer: True Creations Videography @tcvjz
**Link to our video:
Kathryn & Brent