Crow Wedding

Hogwarts Express to a Wedding

I have a confession to make… I have never read or watched anything from the Harry Potter Series. It just wasn’t my thing.

Have you recovered yet?

bride with bouquet and veil
Jillian did an amazing job creating this necklace and bouquet

However, a recent bride had a Harry Potter theme wedding and even as a muggle I was able to appreciate all of the details. Jillian was an incredible DIY bride, creating her bouquets, decorations and an exquisite necklace for her big day. From the first consultation, I knew this couple was going to be fun and boy was I right!

With rain forecasted because Colorado was crazy – the first day of summer brought snow to many wedding days – we were able to capture Jillian and her parents together ahead of the ceremony. We also had beautiful bridal portraits with stormy clouds and Garden of the

bride hugging father
Check out Dad’s Harry Potter tie!

Gods in the background. As the Bride entered her wedding, the skies opened up and it poured. It absolutely added to the mood.

The bride used her wizardry to transform a fairly plain space to a twinkling cavern complete with letters to Hogwarts and floating candles. Each house had its flag on display and the Flying Keys welcomed guests into the ceremony. I don’t have to be a Harry Potter nerd to appreciate the effort that level of detail requires and it didn’t stop there! The reception was filled with little nods to this theme and even David and Jillian’s parents got in on the fun with some great glasses!

bride and groom outside brick wallWith smiles and big personalities, we got some fun bridal party portraits inside. Then, just before my time with them ended, we were able to sneak away for a few pictures of the Bride and her Groom outdoors. And of course, confirming that she was the ultimate bride – she hummed Ironic as we walked around the corner our portraits!

Congratulations – may you have a magical life together!


This couple contracted me for a 2.5 hours of bridal coverage. Weddings like this typically include bridal portraits, ceremony and bridal party. Additional time is required for reception and guest portraits.




Hi and thanks for dropping by! I’m Mary Elizabeth, the Colorado Springs based photographer behind MAJECK (pronounced magic). I am so glad that you found me here and I can’t wait to work to tell your story. My whole life I have felt compelled to tell stories. I have been drawn to portraits and the stories they would tell for as long as I can remember.