Here's how you know it's true love: Your partner is a Harry Potter fanatic and you haven't read a single one of the books, but you agree on a Harry Potter vibe as your wedding theme anyway.
Cindy — the Potterhead of the couple — wanted a wedding "inspired by the dark, moody nature of the films," according to Martha Stewart Weddings, which recently featured a photo shoot of the nuptials. Her now-husband Matt, who proposed to her with a purple flower during a hike in Big Sur, California, was into it. The wedding involved multiple DIY projects like save-the-dates, the guest book, favors...but the wizardry was worth it in the end.
Cindy and Matt's venue, Hollywood Castle, couldn't have been a more appropriate setting for their 97-guest party. Set atop the hills of L.A., it had just the fairy-tale, Old World vibe they were looking for. It was also remarkably, well, Harry Potter-esque. "It was one of the few locations we found that captured the magical feeling of Hogwarts," Cindy told Martha Stewart Weddings.