Fantastic Beasts - and where to find them...

A lot of queer things happen here at The Normans - usually after too much champagne. But we can confirm that couple Chloë and Joe were stone-cold sober when inviting these two rather loveable llamas to celebrate their big day.

As it turns out, the furry fellows are ever so clean and friendly, not opposed to a bit of fancy dress (the male on the top right is indeed donning a veil) and if you give them a sniff of a cuddly toy they'll even carry it around for a bit. We know! We want one too! Should you be tempted for your own nuptials, contact Nidderdale Llamas

Llamas were the tip of the iceberg for what proved to be a wonderfully quirky wedding day. Chloë's bridesmaids kicked off proceedings, strolling down the aisle to Taylor Swift's You Are In Love, holding not the classic bridesmaid's posey but sparkling lanterns. 

The radiant Chloë, meanwhile - dressed in Maggie Sottero's Chandler - chose a dried bouquet of lavender, wheat and corn. 

On reaching their betrothed, the couple recited personalised vows, giving their civil ceremony a truly unique feel. 

Out in the courtyard, guests were met with a champagne and mulled wine reception - with the latter served in these quirky little paper cups. 

'Canapés' came in the form of freshly-made crepes, served up by the cool dudes at mobile creperie Original Crepes

But it was the marquee where Harry Potter-loving Chloë and Joe had a field day, inviting guests to take a seat beneath the Sorting Hat to determine their table for the wedding breakfast!

It goes without saying, then, that the couple's tables were each named after Hogwart's four houses: Ravenclaw, Gryffindor, Hufflepuff and Slytherin. 

Trestle tables were the only way to go to reflect the couple's Hogwarts-inspired dining style, topped with candles, fir cones and a dusting of glitter. 

Do you really think the fun stopped there? It did not! With dining over, The Normans stage was brought to life with the couple's favourite video games. 

With llamas, Harry Potter, glitter and games galore, Chloë and Joe's day was one of firsts for The Normans - and no doubt their wedding guests too. We wish them all the very best for a wild and wacky future. Congrats!

We very much enjoyed our big day! It was great that we could have everything we wanted at The Normans, so full points for flexibility! Have you decided to buy any llamas yet?!
— Blonde bombshell, Chloe

The talented Chris and Verity of Sansom Photography are the duo behind this atmospheric array of photos. To see yet more from the couple's day, visit our Gallery soon!