Harry Potter’s Padma Patil, Afshan Azad, Got Married And There Was A Mini Hogwarts Reunion!

You guys remember Padma Patil, right? Indian girl, Hogwarts alumni and Ron Weasley’s last minute date to the Yule Ball in Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire?

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As you know, most of the Hogwarts students majorly Neville Longbottom-ed over the years. And the British actress of Bangladeshi decent, Afshan Azad, who played Padma Patil, was one of them!

Last week, 29-year-old Afshan Azad tied the knot with Nabil Kazi and her wedding was every bit magical like a Hogwarts students wedding ought to be!

The couple had a traditional Bangladeshi wedding, replete with mehendi, sangeet and wedding ceremonies! And Afshan looked an absolute stunner in her regal bridal attire!

The video of her getting ready in all her bridal finery will have you wonder what sorcery is this!


And here’s the happy couple at their wedding!

The venue of her dream wedding was nothing short of gorgeous, giving some major Hogwarts’ Great Hall vibes!

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For her Walima, Afshan chose an ethereal white bridal gown that is bound to ‘Expelliarmus’ your heart right outta your chest!

The ceremony was held at the Symphony Hall in Birmingham!

Check out how magical the venue looks!


I have a feeling Ron would’ve totally LOVED to gorge on that wedding cake!


But what’s a Hogwarts alumni wedding without a reunion, right? And it went down quite well with Ginny Weasley and Cho Chang making an appearance!

Afshan had revealed that on the sets of the Harry Potter movies, she had become quite close friends with Bonnie Wright, who plays Ginny Weasley, and Katie Leung, who plays Ravenclaw’s Cho Chang, amongst others. And the two were present to celebrate Afshan’s special day!

Bonnie posted this adorable picture with the bride!

And Katie posted two more!

The Harry Potter fan in me is totally mushed over these pictures! All that nostalgia! If I had to produce a Patronus right now, I’d totally nail it!

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