In the heart of Cache Valley love, swordplay and stunning landscapes highlight this engagement photo session from photographer Veronica Benson. “This was an engagement session we did last month,” says Veronica, “The couple is so unique and so great to work with.” Of course like any true nerd couple, Shenay and Bryant wanted to add a nerdy twist to their rustic engagement photos. “They wanted the mountains in the background and wanted a Lord of the Rings type environment, says Veronica. “Logan, Utah was the perfect area for them since it had open fields and snow covered mountains around us.”
From Jane Austen’s “dearest” to Tolkien’s “adventure” Snake and Fawn creates custom pendants extracted from the handwriting of some of the most influential writers, musicians and scientists of our time. Go on an adventure with their pendant extracted from J.R.R. Tolkien’s 1956 letter to the BBC’s Terence Tiller (the producer of the first radio adaptation of LOTR), or give your bridesmaids pendants with their names written in Tolkien’s handwriting.
The latest in a long line of geek inspired custom engagement ring boxes, this time, artist Paul Pape transforms J.R.R. Tolkien’s series of books into a replica of Bag End. “This is a ring box based on the J.R.R. Tolkien series the Lord of the Rings,” writes Paul. “It is a series of books, and then when you open the books you’re presented with Bag End in the Shire, and the ring is situated above Frodo’s house.”
Middle-earth awaits in California’s Santa Cruz mountains where Rachel and Keith held their Lord of the Rings themed wedding shot by photographer Nerinna Valera of Nerinna Studios. Bringing to life J. R. R. Tolkien’s fantasy world of Hobbits, Elves and dragons Pema Osel Ling, located on 104 acres of redwood forests; made the perfect outdoor wedding venue for this geeky couple celebrating a journey of love with friends and family.
Artist Kaz Palladino channels her inner nerd into some geeky wedding invitations available in her Etsy shop Awkward Affections. Having grown up in New York this awkward artist now lives in San Francisco as a start up Illustrator. “I love adorable, geeky and bizarre things – which is how Awkward Affections was born,” writes Kaz.
Baking up beautiful, sometimes geeky cakes in South-East England is nothing new for Natalie Porter of Immaculate Confections. Her baking career even started on a geeky note when her fiancé Christopher requested their wedding cake to be shaped like Minas Tirith from Lord of the Rings. ”Three enormous cakes, 3 dummy cakes and a mountainous peninsula made of cardboard and gaffer tape later, it was ready to decorate! And fortunately it worked out a treat. It provided the perfect, if somewhat geeky, cake for our wedding day,” says Natalie.
Now Natalie runs her own cake business and her latest cake creation is inspired by Doctor Who’s iconic TARDIS for a top to a wedding cake. Every little detail down to the signage and door handles has been recreated for an obviously amazing customer’s wedding.
Slip into these comfortable Halfling slippers after the wedding for a Honeymoon that will take you there and back again without those painful heels. As one of the largest costume retailers on the web I’m happy to partner with HalloweenCostumes.com to giveaway one of their products perfect for the geeky couple.
The front of these slippers are stitched to look like Hobbit toes with each toe having a toenail and hair printed on them. The slippers are also stuffed with soft foam on the top and sides and stiffer foam on the bottom to allow for comfortable wearing. The bottoms of the slippers are black with black rubber grips to allow for better traction when your journey takes you beyond the Shire and into more dangerous territories.
HalloweenCostumes.com is giving away two pairs of Halfling feet for you and your significant other to wear on your Honeymoon in the peaceful Shire, along the river’s edge in Rivendell or the volcanoes of Mordor (whatever your into).
This custom designed wedding cake by Tiffany’s Baking Company combines gnomes, fairies and hobbits for the perfect woodland wedding.
Owner Tiffany has over thirteen years experience with baking, sketching and designing beautiful wedding cakes, and has traveled around the country to learn from acclaimed Pastry Chefs and Cake designers, such as Ewald Notter Colette Peters, and Mike McCarey. Eventually pursuing her own creative desires by opening Tiffany’s Baking Company in North Carolina.
I searched the web for some of the best Hobbit and Lord of The Rings inspired nail art to get you, and your fingers, ready for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey! Starting with the always impressive work of Kayleigh OC with her Hobbit-hole inspired nails. “I’ve never tried anything on this scale before,” says Kayleigh, “it’s a solid, 3D nail which is supposed to resemble a little Hobbit-hole. It’s about an inch long and an inch high, made using clay, fake grass stuff and acrylic paints/nail varnishes.
The fictional city and castle in J. R. R. Tolkien’s Middle-earth books is recreated in cake form by Florida based The Cake Geek. “I chose the name “The Cake Geek” because of my eccentric devotion to making cakes. I think about them inside and out, from top to bottom and alllllll the way around! I strive to make the best edible memories that I can make,” explains owner Audrey. Check out the “Minas Tirith cake from the beginning to happily ever after” for the making of this iconic Lord Of The Rings city.
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