The bride Marissa Loves Harry Potter so we designed a cool themed wedding together at Rancho Las Lomas.
They also love Disney and Star Wars. so I integrated that into the ceremony as well.
I created this Magic Potion Unity Ceremony where they poured 2 different colored potions into this funky looking tree trunk from the forbidden forest and if smoke arose from it (which it did cause it was packed with dry ice) then their love was true.
The Star Wars reference came when He said "I Love You" and She said "I know"
They did some repeated vows then they read their own vows to each other which they put into frames (per my suggestion.)
For the I do's I unsheathed my sword and had them swear upon the sword.
The rings were in a bag marked coal and I said that di the pressure of their upcoming marriage the coal has turned into diamonds.
They did a Ribbon Tying portion during where each of their wedding party tied bands around their wrists representing each of the houses of Hogwarts. I explained the attributes of each house as they were tied.
Hufflepuff hard work, patience, justice, and loyalty
Ravenclaw intelligence, creativity, learning, and wit
Slytherin ambition, cunning, leadership, and resourcefulness
Gryffindor courage, bravery, nerve and chivalry
I took some quotes from the movie and created the following which I read to them.
Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
Remember that Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.
So In your dreams, enter a world that’s entirely our own. You start thinking anything’s possible if you’ve got enough nerve.
When you have seen as much of life as I have, you will not underestimate the power of love.
It is your choice… that show what you truly are
Indifference and neglect often do much more damage than outright dislike. So always make a difference and never neglect one another.
But there is something that matters even more, its believing in yourself.
Because the truth is a beautiful and terrible thing, and should therefore be treated with caution.
Every great wizard in history has started out as nothing more than what you are now, If they can do it, why not you?
I closed the ceremony with my own version of Disneyisms
and then he kissed her with a dip.