One ring to rule them all

Bilbo and Gandalf were VIP guests at Elycia and Andrew's Lord of the Rings-themed extravaganza.

Elycia Oak, 26, married Andrew French, 27, at Tewin Bury Farm on 16th June, 2017.

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I wanted my make-up to be quite similar to how I normally wear it but more polished, and I wore a silver hair vine to add to my mythical look.

 
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My dress was exactly what I'd dreamed of – demure and classic with a touch of Elven Princess. It was so floaty and beautiful, I fell in love instantly.

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I wanted our bouquets to look beautifully simple as though they'd been picked from a garden. It was in keeping with the flowers featured in the Lord of the Rings films.

 
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Andrew, his best man Dan and usher Lewis all wore three-piece grey suits. They all came to a decision together and got it sorted in no time.

 
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I always loved the look of classic wedding cars and wanted something special. On the way to the ceremony I said how much I love Radio 4 The Archers so the chauffeur played it and Dad and I just joked the whole way.

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I loved our Hobbit ring box, it was a little taster of what was to come.

 
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My best friend, cousin and Andrew's sister were our bridesmaids. It was hard to find dresses in the colour I wanted but eventually I found the perfect forest-green gowns.

 
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There was a talking Gollum/Smeagol character sitting in one of the holes in the wall.

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We had tonnes of fab décor! We created a signpost using a huge tree branch an old barrel and Lord of the Rings wooden signs.

 
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Tewin Bury Farm was stunning. We went for the bigger barn at first but then changed to The Stable, which looked just like Hobbiton or Rohan to complement our theme.

 
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We had a wonderful terracotta Hobbit-themed plant art piece that stood proudly on the top table.

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We had cardboard cut-outs of Gandalf and Bilbo that stood either side of the alter and then moved into the reception venue.

 
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Lord of The Rings banners hung over the alcove entrance and canvas art pieces, quotes and posters from the films were put up around the venue.

 
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For our centrepieces we had jam jars brimming with flowers stood on tree log slices and we designed table names around different places in Middle Earth.

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There were three Lord of the Rings films and subsequently the book then split into three so we took inspiration from that for our cake design. It tasted and looked incredible!

 
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The Middle Earth map stood on a wooden easel in the reception venue. It really set the scene.

 
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Before, during and after the ceremony we played music from the Lord of the Rings soundtrack and our DJ got everyone up dancing during the evening.

 

Elycia and Andrew's contact book


Bride's dress and accessories
Clifford Burr
www.cliffordburr.co.uk

Bride's hair and make-up
Glamour Puss Weddings
www.glamourpusswedding.digitamedia.co.uk

Bride's shoes
Irregular Choice
www.irregularchoice.com

Bridesmaid dresses
JJ's House
www.jjshouse.co.uk

Ceremony and reception venue
Tewin Bury Farm
www.tewinbury.co.uk

DJ
Mr H Productions
www.mrhproductions.co.uk

Favours
Chocolate Blooms
chocolateblooms.vpweb.co.uk

Flowers
Lambert's Flower Company
www.lambertsflowercompany.co.uk

Groom and groomsmen's suit
Clifford Burr
www.cliffordburr.co.uk

Photographer
Clare Tam-Im
www.claretamim.co.uk

Plant art piece
Roz Lowe
www.rozlowe.org

Rings
Goldsmiths Jewellers
www.goldsmiths.co.uk

Stationery
Elinor Rose
www.elinor-rose.co.uk

Transport
White Doves Wedding Cars
www.whitedovesweddingcars.co.uk