Every once in awhile I run across an idea that I personally want to steal, as is the case today. Heather and John, instead of using traditional vows, decided to adapt Bilbo's birthday speech from The Lord of the Rings for their ceremony, including a perfectly-timed shout-out:
Instead of clear-cut vows, we did a modified reading of Bilbo's birthday speech from The Lord of the Rings, thanking our families for coming out and having our friends shout “Proudfeet” at the appropriate time.
To jog your memory if you aren't quite as obsessed as I am, here's an excerpt, ripe for adding in your own names:
Bilbo: “My dear Bagginses and Boffins, Tooks and Brandybucks, Grubbs, Chubbs, Hornblowers, Bolgers, Bracegirdles and Proudfoots.” [cheers]
Old Proudfoot Hobbit: “Proudfeet!”
Bilbo: “Alas, eleventy-one years is far too short a time to live among such excellent and admirable hobbits. I don't know half of you half as well as I should like, and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.”
Also, this wedding is totally worth a second look for the many cute giant pup photos anyway. Go see.
Who's planning on injecting a little geekery into their ceremony? Tell us about it in the comments.