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An Intimate + Magical Day After Wedding Photo Session that combined loves of Disney + Harry Potter

Today's featured Day After the Wedding Photo Session with Leesha and Russell is filled with intimacy and magic.

It's a completely relaxed feel from the hustle and bustle of the wedding day. Get ready to be transformed to a place with the perfect blend of fairytale princess and Harry Potter whimsy.

Fairytale Themed Wedding Day After Photo Session | disney and harry potter inspired wedding photos | Wedding Photos from Laguna Beach, California / photo by Peterson Design + Photography

The gorgeous photos are from Marisa and Tim of Peterson Design & Photography. The couple had married the day before at Disneyland but wanted more photos that combined their two loves - Disney and Harry Potter. Their shoot took place at Victoria Beach in Laguna Beach and since they had a Tangled theme wedding this location was perfect. This beach features an old Victorian lighthouse type structure that was built in 1926 and contains a spiral staircase with access to the beach. Are you ready for lots of stunning photography inspiration?

Purple Bridal Bouquet with Paper Flowers | disney and harry potter inspired wedding photos | Wedding Photos from Laguna Beach, California / photo by Peterson Design + Photography

The scene was set with an elegant beach picnic that combined books, vintage luggage (for the trip to Hogwarts of course!), macarons with quiddich goals, and potion bottles. Paper flowers were made from Harry Potter book pages and there was a laser cut golden snitch. The newlyweds even had their own wands from The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and champagne exclusively from Walt Disney World. All the hand painted details were inspired by the ocean setting and the soft color palette of the day after session.

Vendor Credits:
Photography, Paper Goods + Paintings: Peterson Design & Photography
Florals: Peterson Design & Photography
Paper Flowers: Anthology On Main
Design/Styling: Peterson Design & Photography
Golden Snitch: 3D Central
Table Top + Furniture: from prop collection of Peterson Design & Photography
Shoes: Converse
Flower Crown: SquishNChips
Macarons: Bolu Bakery (from Fullerton, CA)
Suit: J Ferrar