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I am so excited to share today’s post with you!
I was blessed to be able to help out the daughter of one of my former managers on her wedding day!
“J” and “D” are the sweetest of souls. I remember the bride’s mother telling me – forever ago when we worked together – that her daughter had met someone online. I was a bit skeptical. After all, it was dangerous to date someone you had met online. I couldn’t have been more wrong.
I helped with the couple’s engagement photos, and I got to know them and “D” is one of the safest (if sword-wielding) people I know. When you are around them, you can’t help but see how much he cares for her and the lengths he will go to make sure that she is safe and happy. They radiate such a beautiful, unselfish love, and it makes my romantic soul smile just being around them.
The Fellow has a fancy-schmancy camera I want to learn to use, and sometimes I offer it out to help capture some of life’s little moments. I am by no means a photographer, and I’m still shooting on auto, but I want to learn how to use it as it is meant to be used. I want to provide you lovely readers with better pictures here on MiaT, and so I can help my friends with their photo needs.
Outside of loving the couple, I was particularly excited about this wedding for two reasons:
- It was themed.
- The theme was Lord of the Rings.
Once upon a time, I was a LotR super nerd. There were entirely too many of my early teen years spent with my hair in Legolas braids wearing the One Ring as a necklace, so when she told me the theme I was ALL in.
I loved all of the thought that went into the ceremony site and the fellowship hall decorations. It was well thought out, beautiful, and simple. The bride opted for two long rows of tables, and it worked beautifully. She loves butterflies, and they were everywhere. Paired with the moss, it really brought Middle Earth to life.
For me, the clothes were my favorite part. “J” and “D” absolutely went all out. It was 84 degrees, and the bride had planned for it (yea for perfect planning!) and had a matching blue velvet icepack in her dress (from Etsy seller DressArtMystery whose work I love and follow) to keep her Elven cool. The groom looked absolutely regal in his split-front tunic. I really felt like I was a guest at the Gondor coronation!
Toward the end of the reception, the groom was challenged to a sword fight to prove his honor and worthiness of the bride, complete with epic background music!
It was such a unique wedding, and I was so honored to be able to share all of the beautiful details from their big day. I cannot wait to see all of the wonderful next steps in this amazing couple’s life!