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Europe 2016: Harry Potter Studio Tour

Hello, friends!

I’m going to start off by saying that if you hate all things Harry Potter, this post is definitely not for you…maybe come back on Friday?

If you, like me, LOVE Harry Potter more than most things, then get excited because today I have lots of photos to show you from our tour of the HP movie sets!  This was at the very top of my list of things to do in England when we went on our trip, and I couldn’t be more grateful that we got to actually make it happen.  Did you know my nickname in middle school was “Mary Potter”? Just a fun fact.

Anyway, I’m rambling because I don’t really even have words for how amazing this was.  I’ve been joking that people told me all sorts of things when we were planning our wedding like “oh, it just flies by, you won’t remember any of it!” which made me determined to remember every second of our wedding day (which I do!).  I was very intentional about staying “present” on our wedding day….but no one warned me about the Harry Potter set tour.  It felt like I floated through the whole thing shedding tears and gasping at different props and sets that I recognized!  Honestly, even if you don’t care about Harry Potter, but you love movies, you should definitely go on this tour.  There is so much behind the scenes “magic” that is fascinating to learn about!

That being said, I’ve included a LOT of photos for you here today, but I’ve very intentionally left out some pieces of information about the tour.  One of the best parts of reading the Harry Potter books growing up was the magic of experiencing them as they came out.  Getting to experience the story for the first time through my own brain was amazing, and this tour was just as much of an experience.  I would never take away the magic for someone else in case any of you happen to make it to this lovely set in the future!

WOW that was so much already and we haven’t even gotten to the photos!  Let’s start with our journey, we walked through the rain to the bus stop by our Airbnb, then took that to the train station to head to Watford.  From the station in Watford, we took a special Harry Potter themed bus to the actual WB studio…it was awesome!

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You can tell I was very excited haha  Also, it’s worth mentioning that I found out the hard way that we in America can not use our curling or straightening irons in Europe…they will short circuit and it will be bad.  So, that just explains my bangs in the rest of my Europe photos.

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We waited in line for a few minutes, then started the tour.  First stop, the Great Hall…I have no words.

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After that, we entered a large room full of props and sets squished right next to each other.  They also had details about how the costume designers, directors, producers, prop makers, and special + practical effects teams worked.  So cool!

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That’s us in the mirror of Erised ^^ no surprise that we saw ourselves just as we were :)

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I could have stared at this display for hours, the graphic design team is amazing!  So many details.

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Gosh, the Hogwarts Express was amazing.

Halfway through the tour, we grabbed some Butterbeer and crisps, then had fun at the outdoor sets!

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This bridge is one of my favorite props from the whole movie series…so great

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AAAHHH!! Diagon Alley!

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The last leg of the tour was all about the art department and how they made the buildings and large props come to life–this was incredibly interesting!

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The very end was this room full of wand boxes featuring the names of every person involved in making these movies, I found a few favorites in there.

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And that was it!  We were there for around 8 hours, and I definitely plan to go back again sometime.  That way I’ll be more prepared to remember everything haha

We took the train back to London and went straight to get dinner at a Punjabi restaurant called Tayyabs.  Wow.  This was easily my second favorite meal we ate on our whole trip, only beaten by the steak we had in Florence (which I’ll show you later)!  If you’re in London and you’re at all interested in Eastern food, definitely try Tayyabs!

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Thanks so much for stopping by!  I’ll be back next week with more from our Europe trip, but if you’d like to see all of the ones so far, you can find them here, here, here, and here.

love,

M

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Friday Phone Dump

“For from His fullness we have received grace upon grace.”

John 1:16 ESV

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1) Colin’s been extra busy working mandatory overtime at his office, so sometimes the best time we get to spend together is going for a walk with Bozeman right after Colin gets off work :) This photo is from one of those days last week

2) My brother sent me this text late last week, and I was freaking out!  I’m so excited for him and Lesa (in case you couldn’t tell by my response message haha) and their new life together!  #marriageFTW

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3) I was wandering around Anthropologie this weekend and stumbled across this little beauty.  I think I need this book in my life, right?!

4) It’s not often that I get to enjoy Evoke, but I was fortunate enough to get to meet my sweet friend, Rachel, recently.  It was lovely as usual–such cool vibes from that place!

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5-9) Whew, this weekend was crazy busy with all day photo shoots on Saturday and a wedding on Sunday!  These are all photos from photo shoot prep and the shoots themselves on Saturday.  My amazing friend, Simone, is the associate youth pastor at our church, and she is also in charge of putting together a women’s ministry event called Sisters!  She wanted to have an epic social media page for the ministry, so her idea was to gather all her photographer friends and do a series of photo shoots with women of all shapes, sizes, colors, styles, and ages.  And flower crowns…always flower crowns :)  Here are some peeks into Kourtni’s shoot (which I modeled for) and my shoot!

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10) Pretty overgrown bushes by our favorite pizza place

11) Car trouble this week meant a surprise lunch at Big Truck with Colin–I don’t hate it :)

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12) This mug.  I remember the exact day I got it (at Barnes & Noble with my friend, Aubrey, we both saw mugs we loved and wanted, and then bought them for each other haha) and I love it every time I read it!  In case it’s too small for you to read, it says “Peace.  It does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble or hard work.  It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart.”  So. Good.

13) Bozeman decided to help me with the laundry by laying on top of it all haha

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14) I’m so thankful for yoga teachers that post good content online and make it available for all of us!  I decided to try some videos by Mandy Reid Yoga, and I’m really glad I did!  Her videos are great regardless of your skill level.  PS–she’s also on the Jesus + Yoga podcast, which I would also highly recommend!

This weekend we are spending some time with friends from out of town and  c l e a n i n g   t h e   h o u s e.  I hope your weekend is peaceful, friend!

love,

M

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Europe 2016: Regent’s Park & Big Ben

Happy Wednesday, friends!

This is part two of the post from Monday–one cool thing about some of these larger parks in London is that they connect to each other!  So you can walk for hours and hours and stay in parks the whole time.  From Primrose Hill, we crossed the street to enter Regent’s Park (which also houses the London Zoo!).   The weather got cloudy, rainy, and dark, but we still loved wandering through this gorgeous park.

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This espresso bar is in the old gardener’s “shed”….#ThingsWeDontHaveInAmerica

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When we got to the other end of Regent’s Park, we crossed another street to enter Queen Mary’s Gardens :)  They were stunning even in the Winter/Early Spring.  I can’t imagine how they look in the Summer when everything is in bloom!

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Eventually it started getting darker, so we walked to the nearest Tube station and went to visit our friend, Ben ;)

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We walked all the way around the London Eye, across a bridge next to the rail line, and then to Covent Garden.  I haven’t looked at how far we walked total that day, but it was really really far.

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We walked around Covent Garden for a little while, but since most of the shops were actually closing, we just listened to some live music playing until we couldn’t contain our hunger anymore haha  We took the Tube back to our neighborhood and went to a fish and chips place our AirBnb host recommended…..it was fantastic!

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And that’s that!  The end of our first day in London.  I’ll bring you more Europe photos next week, but for now have a lovely rest of your week!

love,

M

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Europe 2016: Primrose Hill

Hello!

Today has been a true Monday, let me tell you.  But we’re here and I have some sunny London photos to share with you!  Colin and I spent our first day in London walking just about everywhere.  Actually, we started on a double decker bus, then the Tube, then we walked around Camden Market for a bit.  I didn’t take photos there for some reason, but it was this awesome mix of a modern open air market and something straight out of Sherlock Holmes!  There were so many twists and turns packed full of colorful booths selling everything from clothing to accessories to spices and ready-to-eat street food.  We grabbed some pizza (and eyed the curry….which looked amazing) and walked on to my personal favorite spot I’ve been in London, Primrose Hill.

This was the dreamiest, most colorful and lovely spot I’ve personally found in London.  So many gorgeous flats next to tiny charming shops and businesses–all culminating at Primrose Hill Park, which has a stunning view of the whole city!

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When we saw this tea shop, we stopped in to get lunch which consisted of Bacon and Avocado Sandwhiches and some really excellent Earl Grey Tea :)  Then we kept walking to find the park.

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We found the park!

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We kept walking from there through Regent’s Park all the way to Big Ben and the London Eye, but I’ll show you the rest of those photos on Wednesdsay!

Thanks for stopping by, friend!

love,

M

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Friday Phone Dump

“In the fire, in the smoke, when I’m wealthy and when I’m flat broke

In the garden, in the stream, in the desert grey and the forest green

And the voices in the quiet Oh don’t you dare try even fight it

On a mountain, in a field Oh let it be my sword and my shield

Let it in my soul”

Flannel Graph // In My Soul

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1) It’s hard to compare sunsets and sunrises to each other, because they are always so fantastic (obviously), but this one is probably one of my favorites ever.  During the final resting time of my lakeside yoga class, I snuck out to get as close to the water as possible and snagged this shot.  So gorgeous.

2) Ok, please note this adorable little tile with a cactus on it!  My sweet friends, Kourtni and Danielle, saw it and thought of me, so they gave it to me and I love it so so much.  Desert love forever!

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3) Brian and I shot a wedding on Saturday, and we were pleased to have our sweet new friend, Chaney, join us for it!  It was one of those weddings that reminded me why I adore weddings so much.  What a blessing it is to witness love and union and community so often.

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4-5) We got to celebrate our dear friend, Alicia’s, birthday with S&B burgers and board games this weekend!  :)

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6) Hahahahahahaha, I love this photo!  We were all hanging out it Blake’s room, and Brian happened to be wearing a hat while sitting in the lineup of Blake’s hats…maybe you just had to be there, but I thought it was hilarious!

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7) This is a random photo of some tomatoes…but see how yummy they look?  The more I get produce from Urban Agrarian, the less I want to get it from anywhere else–it’s local and organic and just delicious.

8) I got to hang out with this sweet girl and her mom as a surprise this week!  Beth’s car broke down :( so I picked her up and brought her to OKC, and it was fun for me to hang out with her and Riley.  Love you, Beth!

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9) Kourtni came to my class earlier this week, and at the end we tried to take this double dancer pose photo!  We used the timer at first and it wasn’t working, but luckily one of the other instructors came in as we were trying, and she captured this photo for us haha

This weekend I have a special photo shoot and a wedding on the schedule!  I hope your weekend is great, friend.  Thank you for stopping by the blog!

love,

M

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