Bill and Fleur were married on the 1st August 1997 and their wedding was (for the most part) a joyous and wonderful break from the threat of Voldemort. Today we walk down memory lane as we take a look at the most adorable moments from that special day…

When Luna recognised Harry despite the Polyjuice Potion

This small moment between Harry and Luna really demonstrated the depth of their friendship. Despite Harry drinking Polyjuice Potion and being disguised as red-headed ‘Cousin Barny’, Luna was not fooled for an instant. She knew Harry so well, that a little thing like having a different face wasn’t going to stop her from recognising one of her best buddies.

‘Hello, Harry!’ she said.

‘Er – my name’s Barny,’ said Harry, flummoxed.

‘Oh, have you changed that too?’ she asked brightly.

‘How did you know –?’

‘Oh, just your expression,’ she said.
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When Ron complimented Hermione

By the time the story reached the Deathly Hallows, the chemistry between Ron and Hermione was undeniable. However, what was also undeniable was that the pair of them (especially Ron) were useless when it came to doing anything about it. So, we loved this little interaction between them – finally they were moving in the right direction. We adored how bowled over Ron was when he laid eyes on Hermione and her playful response was equally as cute.

‘Nightmare, Muriel is,’ said Ron, mopping his forehead on his sleeve. ‘She used to come for Christmas every year, then, thank God, she took offence because Fred and George set off a Dungbomb under her chair at dinner. Dad always says she’ll have written them out of her will – like they care, they’re going to end up richer than anyone in the family, rate they’re going ... wow,’ he added, blinking rather rapidly as Hermione came hurrying towards them. ‘You look great!’

‘Always the tone of surprise,’ said Hermione, though she smiled. She was wearing a floaty, lilac-coloured dress with matching high heels; her hair was sleek and shiny.
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When Hermione saw Viktor again

While we were always rooting for Ron and Hermione to make it work, we still couldn’t help but find it sweet that Hermione got all flustered when in the presence of Viktor Krum. As someone who is prized for their intelligence and logic, we found this giddy Hermione rather endearing…

They were all laughing so much that none of them noticed the latecomer, a dark-haired young man with a large, curved nose and thick, black eyebrows, until he held out his invitation to Ron and said, with his eyes on Hermione, ‘You look vunderful.’

‘Viktor!’ she shrieked, and dropped her small beaded bag, which made a loud thump quite disproportionate to its size. As she scrambled, blushing, to pick it up, she said, ‘I didn’t know you were – goodness – it’s lovely to see – how are you?’
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When Fleur made her entrance

We felt a tad emotional when Fleur made her way down the aisle to meet Bill. Their wedding was a lovely oasis in the mess that had been Voldemort’s return, and to see two people so happy and so in love was a welcome relief. We thought it was very fitting that Fleur’s beauty seemed to enhance everyone else’s in that moment – like the way their wedding was a flash of light in the dark.

A great collective sigh issued from the assembled witches and wizards as Monsieur Delacour and Fleur came walking up the aisle, Fleur gliding, Monsieur Delacour bouncing and beaming. Fleur was wearing a very simple white dress and seemed to be emitting a strong, silvery glow. While her radiance usually dimmed everyone else by comparison, today it beautified every- body it fell upon. Ginny and Gabrielle, both wearing golden dresses, looked even prettier than usual, and once Fleur had reached him, Bill did not look as though he had ever met Fenrir Greyback.
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When Bill and Fleur became husband and wife

This one doesn’t need much of an explanation. You would have to have a heart of stone not to find this moment heart-warming. Bill and Fleur were meant to be, and their wedding sounds like it was straight out of a fairy tale. And honestly, whose special day wouldn’t be enhanced with a little bit of magic?

‘... then I declare you bonded for life.’

The tufty-haired wizard raised his wand high over the heads of Bill and Fleur and a shower of silver stars fell upon them, spiral- ling around their now entwined figures. As Fred and George led a round of applause, the golden balloons overhead burst: birds of paradise and tiny, golden bells flew and floated out of them, adding their songs and chimes to the din.
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When Luna didn’t need a dance partner

Luna truly did dance to the beat of her own drum. It’s brilliant that she was happy to waltz by herself without a dance partner or care in the world – and it was so incredibly her. We also quite liked Ron’s admiration at her ability to not be bothered by what anyone else thinks. If we’re honest, we could all do with being a little bit more Luna.

‘I like this song,’ said Luna, swaying in time to the waltz-like tune, and a few seconds later she stood up and glided on to the dance floor, where she revolved on the spot, quite alone, eyes closed and waving her arms.

‘She’s great, isn’t she?’ said Ron admiringly. ‘Always good value.’
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When Ron (rather grumpily) asked Hermione to dance

This was classic Ron and Hermione. While Ron was technically doing something sweet by asking Hermione to dance, he was doing it while defensive and grumpy about the presence of Viktor Krum. Though his angry demeanour didn’t seem to put Hermione off taking a twirl around the dancefloor with him. In fact, she seemed thrilled by the prospect…

‘That’s Xenophilius Lovegood, he’s the father of a friend of ours,’ said Ron. His pugnacious tone indicated that they were not about to laugh at Xenophilius, despite the clear provocation. ‘Come and dance,’ he added abruptly to Hermione.

She looked taken aback, but pleased too, and got up: they vanished together into the growing throng on the dance floor.
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When Fred and George discussed weddings

While this is more bittersweet than adorable, we still wanted to include it. We thought it was cute that Fred was thinking about what he would want for his future wedding, and we also enjoyed George sticking up for their mum. Knowing Fred’s fate, this interaction felt incredibly poignant and broke our hearts a little bit. But we’re very glad that the Weasley twins made the most of this final family event that they attended together.

‘When I get married,’ said Fred, tugging at the collar of his own robes, ‘I won’t be bothering with any of this nonsense. You can all wear what you like, and I’ll put a full Body-Bind Curse on Mum until it’s all over.’

‘She wasn’t too bad this morning, considering,’ said George. ‘Cried a bit about Percy not being here, but who wants him? Oh blimey, brace yourselves – here they come, look.’
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