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Lord Of The Rings


In Tolkien’s Middle-earth Hobbits loved to eat mid-century British comfort foods, one particular treat being apple tarts, so I wanted to make something I imagine Rosie would have baked for Sam. A play on the her name, these Rose Apple Tarts taste like warm apple cinnamon rolls an easy to make treat for your significant other or impromptu dinner guests.

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.

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).