HP7: Bill & Fleur’s Wedding

We went to see the first installment of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows over the weekend (LOVED it!) and – shocker – one of my favorite scenes was the wedding of Bill and Fleur. It was a gorgeous, sumptuous affair, and to be honest, a wee bit more fancy schmancy than I envisioned for the Weasleys. I would have expected more shabby-chic from them :) But I’m guessing that only the best will do for the lovely Fleur Delacour! I couldn’t find too many screenshots since the movie is still so new, but here’s a peak:

The wedding took place in an enormous tent on the Weasley property. The pathway you see below leading up to the main tent stretched super long towards the main house.

Purple was the “IT” wedding color this past year (at least on the Sweetchic roster!), so I was kind of surprised that they opted for such a trendy color scheme. But no matter, the aubergine/purple/lavender with gold and black accents was no less gorgeous, especially when you add a dash of magic :)

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My eyes went straight to the black chiavari chairs, which were a nice contrast to the sea of purple. I also liked that the swirls of the gold lantern centerpieces mimicked the swirls on the tent’s fabric panels. I wish I had a better room shot, because the lighting design inside the tent was fabulous and these pictures just don’t do it justice!

HP7 Bill Fleur wedding purple black chiavari chairs Source

HP7 Bill Fleur wedding purple black chiavari chairs Source

Apparently there is some controversy over Fleur’s dress, which closely resembles an Alexander McQueen original from his 2008 collection. Fleur’s dress was said to feature two phoenixes, while McQueen’s version featured peacocks… but the similarities are hard to deny, eh?

HP7 Bill Fleur wedding dress Alexander McQueen lookalike Source

HP7 Bill Fleur wedding dress Alexander McQueen lookalike Source

Below is Fleur modeling her dress on the right, and McQueen’s sketch inset on the left. Regardless, the dress is stunning!

fleur delacour alexander mcqueen wedding dress Source

fleur delacour alexander mcqueen wedding dress Source

Production shot

HP7 Bill Fleur wedding tent interior purple uplighting Source

HP7 Bill Fleur wedding tent interior purple uplighting Source

Did you see HP7 yet? What did you think of Bill and Fleur’s wedding (or the movie in general?) After seeing the movie, I dug out my copy of the book and am re-reading it!