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Harry Potter-mad couple wed dressed as their favourite Hogwarts characters – and they even included a Severus Snape quote in their vows

  • Ria Scriggins, 34, and Matthew Tipper, 31, are both Harry Potter super fans
  • The couple, from Leicestershire, arrived at wedding venue accompanied by owl
  • Ria wore a white dress identical to the one worn by Hermione for the Yule Ball
  • Pair studied the movies to cram as many Harry Potter details into their wedding
  • Will continue wizard theme on honeymoon VIP tour of the Harry Potter studios

A Harry Potter-mad couple enjoyed a magical day when they got married dressed as their favourite Hogwarts characters.

Ria Scriggins, 34, and Matthew Tipper, 31, fell for each other after discovering they were both obsessed with the JK Rowling novels.

The couple from Wigston, Leicestershire, who have a nine-month-old daughter called Luna, arrived for the ceremony at Glenfield Town Hall yesterday wearing Hogwarts gowns and accompanied by an owl.

Part-time model Ria, who even has a Harry Potter lightning tattoo on her wrist, said: ‘I have always been a massive Harry Potter fan.

Harry Potter-mad Ria Scriggins, 34, and Matthew Tipper, 31, enjoyed a magical day yesterday when they got married dressed as their favourite Hogwarts characters

The couple posed with wands and even included a quote from Severus Snape in their wedding vows

The couple posed with wands and even included a quote from Severus Snape in their wedding vows

‘I grew up reading the stories and every time I watch the films it takes me back to when I was younger.

‘Before I met Matthew I had never met someone who liked it as much as me but he is just as passionate about Harry as I am.

‘It’s wonderful to be able to share that with someone and when we decided to get married it seemed obvious to have a Harry Potter theme.

‘Everything about the wedding is Harry Potter themed even the vows. I said, “After all this time?” which is one of my favourite quotes from Dumbledore, and Matthew simply said “Always”. It was perfect.’

The couple arrived for the ceremony at Glenfield Town Hall yesterday wearing Hogwarts gowns and accompanied by an owl

The couple arrived for the ceremony at Glenfield Town Hall yesterday wearing Hogwarts gowns and accompanied by an owl

Many of their guests were also Harry Potter fans and embraced the theme on the big day

Many of their guests were also Harry Potter fans and embraced the theme on the big day

The quote comes from the final book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, which is spoken by Professor Severus Snape revealing he loved Harry’s mother.

Ria wore a white dress identical to the one worn by Hermione for the Yule Ball from the fourth ball.

She said: ‘I studied the movies to cram as many Harry Potter details into the wedding.

Ria wore a white dress identical to the one worn by Hermione for the Yule Ball from the fourth ball

Matthew, a sales manager, donned a burgundy Gryffindor suit for the big day

Ria wore a white dress identical to the one worn by Hermione for the Yule Ball from the fourth ball, while Matthew, a sales manager, donned a burgundy Gryffindor suit for the big day

The pair studied the movies to cram as many Harry Potter details into their wedding as possible

The pair studied the movies to cram as many Harry Potter details into their wedding as possible

The couple fell for each other after discovering they were both obsessed with the JK Rowling novels

The couple fell for each other after discovering they were both obsessed with the JK Rowling novels

The backseat of their wedding car was strewn with Harry Potter inspired cushions and a Hogwarts scarf

The backseat of their wedding car was strewn with Harry Potter inspired cushions and a Hogwarts scarf

Ria and Matthew, pictured with their clan of bridesmaids who all wore burgundy and white

Ria and Matthew, pictured with their clan of bridesmaids who all wore burgundy and white

‘Even the tables have little golden snitches on them, which are little Ferrero Rocher chocolates with wings on them.

‘My dress is white, but it is in the same style as the one Hermione wears for the Yule Ball from the Trizward Tournament in the fourth film.’

Meanwhile Matthew, a sales manager, donned a burgundy Gryffindor suit for the big day.

The couple will continue the wizard theme on honeymoon when they take a VIP tour of the Harry Potter studios in Watford.

The couple will continue the wizard theme on honeymoon when they take a VIP tour of the Harry Potter studios in Watford

Pictured is their wedding car complete with a Gryffindor crest

The couple will continue the wizard theme on honeymoon when they take a VIP tour of the Harry Potter studios in Watford. Pictured is their wedding car complete with a Gryffindor crest

Matthew even wore Harry Potter-inspired spectacles for his wedding to fellow super fan Ria

Matthew even wore Harry Potter-inspired spectacles for his wedding to fellow super fan Ria

The wedding party unite for a photo, with many guests having taken advantage of the theme to wear their own Hogwarts fancy dress

The wedding party unite for a photo, with many guests having taken advantage of the theme to wear their own Hogwarts fancy dress

 

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