Candice and Alex’s love of ‘all things nerdy’ leads to Lord of the Rings wedding

Wedding: 10/02/2018

Posted by Anna | 29 April, 2018

The idea of a themed wedding inspired by hobbits may cause some raised eyebrows, but the Lord of the Rings wedding of Candice and Alexander elegantly incorporated their favourite story to tastefully transport their guests to Middle Earth.

The Sydney couple, who met at a comic book convention, married on February 10, 2018 with 76 guests in Adams Peak Country Estate. “Among the vineyards and rustic buildings our Lord of the Rings theme suited it perfectly,” recalls Candice, 31. “We spent every little detail incorporating our love of all things Tolkien for our big day.”

From the bride wearing the Evenstar that Arwen wears in the movie, to the White Tree of Gondor topper created for their cake, no detail was left behind in their Lord of the Rings vision. “Using my Pinterest board, I took a lot of ideas and spent a lot of time researching how to bring the LOTR theme into the wedding without having it be tacky or over the top,” explains Candice.

Their Pagan-oriented ceremony meant they were wed by a druid in a hand-binding and wine-drinking ceremony. “My husband [28] loves history, so our celebrant spoke a little about the history of weddings in that era and explained what each ceremony meant. Our guests loved it and we received a lot of compliments on how unique and customised our wedding was.”

Photos courtesy of Jessica Walker Photography.

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“All my bridesmaids had one flower colour theme in their crowns,” says the bride. “I wanted all Australian natives and herbs for the flowers. Our crowns were made from rosemary.”

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The handsome groom and his three groomsmen were dressed in fawn and green by Bentex Suits.

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“I wanted my bridesmaids to carry lanterns full of fairy lights instead of bouquets, so I brought some Ikea lamps and sprayed them gold and asked the florist to make sprays to place on top,” says Candice.

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“Set among the vineyards in 40-degree heat we created another world and transported our guests to the realm of Middle Earth,” smiles Candice.

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The couple created signature Lord of the Rings themed cocktails, including the “Frodo” and the “Gollum”.

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Candice’s tip: “Time will go fast, savour every moment and don’t forget to put out the favours!”

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Photos courtesy of Jessica Walker Photography.