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lord of the rings

We’ve got tons of ideas for your Lord of the Rings theme wedding, including reading ideas, photos from real weddings, and more.

Stars meets nature: a subtly geeky lakeside wedding

Stars meets nature: a subtly geeky lakeside wedding with DIY for days

We combined our love for nature and the stars into a theme that came very easily for us. It helped that we found a venue that was the perfect setting to view the beauty of nature, as well as get a great view of the stars at night. To further our theme, I wanted to add a bit of a fantasy element so I decided to add subtle details that drew from Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings, both of which we're big fans.

Our jaws dropped when we saw this geek adventure wedding

Our jaws dropped when we saw this geek adventure wedding (on a budget!)

We had a geek adventure wedding theme, incorporating a few of our favorite things in every way we could (Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Doctor Who, The Elder Scrolls, Dungeons & Dragons, The Princess Bride, Game of Thrones, Firefly, New World Magischola, and more). We encouraged everyone to come in costume (and most did! With props!), and we made wands as favors, as well as rheoscopic fluid potion bottles, dragon eggs, and all of the food (from our fandoms).

Tolkien wedding reading

This Tolkien wedding poem (that he wrote to his wife!) is the Arkenstone of wedding readings

J.R.R. Tolkien had a great love with his wife, Edith. She’s the inspiration for a character in The Silmarillion and he’s buried next to her under a single gravestone inscribed with the names Beren and Luthien. He wrote her a poem that we LOVE as a wedding reading. Let’s see the Tolkien wedding poem in full…

A Renaissance fantasy Christmas wedding (aka "A Lord of the Rings Christmas Special!")

A Renaissance fantasy Christmas wedding (aka “A Lord of the Rings Christmas Special!”)

When people asked about our wedding, we joked that the theme was, "Lord of the Rings Christmas Special." Shane is a huge Tolkein nerd, and we both love Renaissance faires and fantasy. Our wedding was in December, his favorite color is red, and mine is green, so throwing Christmas in just made sense. It came together beautifully.

A nature-inspired mountain wedding with lots of Bowie

A nature-inspired mountain wedding with lots of Bowie

“We wanted things to feel as natural as possible. I believe the words ‘Middle-earth’ were thrown out a few times when we were thinking about our ideal vibe. We found the perfect venue in the North Carolina mountains…” This lush nature-inspired mountain wedding had everything we love: fab outfits, great hair, and a sound message that it’s totally okay to be overwhelmed about wedding planning. Let’s see how this awesome pair overcame their worries and rocked the wedding hard…

A nerdy wedding in Washington with nods to LotR, Star Wars, and Harry Potter

A nerdy wedding in Washington with nods to LotR, Star Wars, and Harry Potter

This tattooed pair was all about highlighting some geeky details at their nerdy wedding in Washington. The Hobbit Hole venue, their Harry Potter meets LotR meets Star Wars favor packages, and their killer styles all made us so giddy to see what they had going on in this wedding. It was simple, it was personal, and it had PIZZA. You’ll want to see this nerdtastic wedding…