Once upon a time in New York City, a Harry Potter devote met a Game of Thrones devote and an epic love story began. Gerrianna and Jason set a date of December 15th, 2018 and the search for the perfect wedding venue began.
As devoted Harry Potter and Game of Thrones fans Gerrianna and Jason wanted a wedding venue that looked and felt as close to a castle as possible. They selected Snug Harbor because the Great Hal” was the space of their “dreams”.
Gerrianna and Jason knew as soon as they walked in, that “this was it.” Everything about The Great Hall spoke to them; the wood finishes, vaulted ceiling and stone floors created the perfect backdrop for their sci-fi/fairytale wedding.
Gerrianna and Jason were married at the Unitarian Church of Staten Island which they said was a gem of a find and is less than a one-minute walk from Celebrate at Snug Harbor.
The reverend Emily DeTar Birt, was very accommodating of their nontraditional ceremony requests. Everything from their vows to their readings were composed of Disney, Harry Potter, and Game of Thrones quotes. As they left the church, the bridal party waved the happy couple off using wands, a playful nod to Harry Potter.
The wedding’s creative DIY elements were a joint effort between Gerrianna, Jason, family members and friends, along with the Snug Harbor team. Gerrianna created the day of plan to resemble the “Daily Prophet” from Harry Potter. The “Profit” featured a crossword with fun facts about Jason and Gerrianna, pictures, a vendor list, and everything their wedding guests would need to be “in-the- know” about for the celebration.
Gerrianna’s bouquet was breathtaking. Her grandmother passed away when she was in her teens and she inherited her Grandmothers brooches. To honor her Grandmothers memory, Gerrianna handmade her bouquet using the beloved broaches.
The bridesmaid’s bouquets were handmade entirely out of paper. Each bridesmaid picked a book they loved and Gerrianna designed the accent flowers to have quotes from their favorite books.
The boutonnières for the groomsmen were also made from paper. They had a marvel theme and the Jason’s had a Game of Thrones House stark theme.
The evening continued with a dinner reception in The Upper Great Hall. The over sized windows, barrel ceiling and historic charm of the space was a great compliment to their wedding reception.
The reception was filled with Game of Thrones and Harry Potter touches enhancing the natural charm of the venue.
The tabletop decor was a low, linear design of simple fresh greenery spanning the entire length of the table accented by lanterns. They achieved the exact “feast” look they wanted and purchased many of the elements themselves at Hobby Lobby.
Gerrianna being very talented herself wrote and recorded the songs she danced to with Jason for her first dance and for her parents dance with her mom and dad.
She wanted it to be personal and something that matched the relationships with these amazing people in her life. Tina Kenny helped orchestrate the songs Gerrianna wrote and brought them to life.
No Game of Thrones wedding would be complete without a themed cake such as this fantastic design from Palermo’s Bakery.
The bakers at Palermo’s were super excited to be a part of the creative process and results tasted as good as they looked.
Jason collects vinyl pop figures and these figures became the inspiration for the cake topper. Gerrianna hand painted the toppers to match their outfits and added accessories the themed accessories to match.
Dash of Class kept the dance floor packed all night. They even accommodated Gerrianna and Jason’s wish to have Game of Thrones and Harry Potter music played during dinner.
As a surprise for their families and guests Mr. Met made an appearance at their wedding.
He came and spent an hour dancing and they said it was a dream come true since they are big Met’s fans. It didn’t quite match their GOH/Harry Potter theme, but they didn’t care because it was indeed Mr. Met!
Gerrianna and Jason gifted each guest with wedding Legos and wrapped them to look like Harry Potter packages. These were super adorable and affordable.
Every detail of Gerrianna and Jason’s wedding was exceptionally and thoughtfully crafted by the couple and their vision for GOT/Harry Potter wedding came true.
When asked what advice they would like to share with other couples planning their big day Gerrianna and Jason stated:
“Never hold back on your vision, especially if it’s outside the box. Vendors love creativity and when you give them the chance to dream along with you the possibilities are endless”
Thank you, Gerrianna and Jason, for inviting us to share these spectacular wedding moments, and Studio 27 for these gorgeous photographs.
Wedding Vendor Team
Bride’s Dress, Bridesmaids and the flower girl dress – Always a Bridesmaid
Cake – Palermo’s Bakery: https://palermobakery.com/
DJ- Dash of Class: https://www.platdash.com/
Limo- Family Limo: http://www.familylimousinesi.com/
Photographer and Video – Studio 27: http://www.studio27photo.com/
Tuxedos- tuxedo world: https://www.tuxedoworldsi.com/
DIY Items – Hobby Lobby: https://www.hobbylobby.com/