Hobbits and elves and eerie mist: this Middle-earth wedding has serious magic

Hobbits and elves and eerie mist: this Lord of the Rings wedding has serious magic
Photos by CJ Hopper Photography

Middle-earth came to the Wuksachi Lodge in Sequoia National Park in Central California big time. Erin and Shelby (along with their perfectly costumed guests — seriously!) came as elves, hobbits, and the race of men with cloaks and gowns and it was spectacular. Gandalf himself officiated the ceremony among the sequoias.

The Lord of the Rings-inspired decor at the reception of this Middle-earth wedding had scenes from Lord of the Rings, themed candle wraps, Mount Doom(!), and elements of the wilderness. The wedding cake was a three-tier hobbit hole that they cut into with their swords. A lantern lit exit heralded the end of what was surely a killer celebration I'd have died to attend. At least we can see the whole Tolkienesque party right here. Don't miss the first dance in the mists…

Hobbits and elves and eerie mist: this Middle-earth wedding has serious magic

Hobbits and elves and eerie mist: this Middle-earth wedding has serious magic
"It began with the forging of the Great Rings…"

Hobbits and elves and eerie mist: this Middle-earth wedding has serious magic

Hobbits and elves and eerie mist: this Middle-earth wedding has serious magic

Hobbits and elves and eerie mist: this Middle-earth wedding has serious magic

Hobbits and elves and eerie mist: this Middle-earth wedding has serious magic

Hobbits and elves and eerie mist: this Middle-earth wedding has serious magic

Hobbits and elves and eerie mist: this Lord of the Rings wedding has serious magic

Hobbits and elves and eerie mist: this Lord of the Rings wedding has serious magic

Hobbits and elves and eerie mist: this Lord of the Rings wedding has serious magic

Hobbits and elves and eerie mist: this Lord of the Rings wedding has serious magic

Hobbits and elves and eerie mist: this Lord of the Rings wedding has serious magic

Hobbits and elves and eerie mist: this Lord of the Rings wedding has serious magic

Hobbits and elves and eerie mist: this Lord of the Rings wedding has serious magic

Hobbits and elves and eerie mist: this Lord of the Rings wedding has serious magic

Hobbits and elves and eerie mist: this Lord of the Rings wedding has serious magic

Hobbits and elves and eerie mist: this Lord of the Rings wedding has serious magic

Hobbits and elves and eerie mist: this Lord of the Rings wedding has serious magic

Hobbits and elves and eerie mist: this Lord of the Rings wedding has serious magic

Hobbits and elves and eerie mist: this Lord of the Rings wedding has serious magic

Hobbits and elves and eerie mist: this Lord of the Rings wedding has serious magic

Hobbits and elves and eerie mist: this Tolkien wedding has serious magic

Hobbits and elves and eerie mist: this Tolkien wedding has serious magic

Hobbits and elves and eerie mist: this Tolkien wedding has serious magic

Hobbits and elves and eerie mist: this Lord of the Rings wedding has serious magic

Hobbits and elves and eerie mist: this Lord of the Rings wedding has serious magic

Hobbits and elves and eerie mist: this Lord of the Rings wedding has serious magic

Hobbits and elves and eerie mist: this Tolkien wedding has serious magic

Hobbits and elves and eerie mist: this Tolkien wedding has serious magic

Hobbits and elves and eerie mist: this Tolkien wedding has serious magic

Hobbits and elves and eerie mist: this Tolkien wedding has serious magic

Hobbits and elves and eerie mist: this Tolkien wedding has serious magic

Hobbits and elves and eerie mist: this Tolkien wedding has serious magic

Hobbits and elves and eerie mist: this Tolkien wedding has serious magic

Hobbits and elves and eerie mist: this Tolkien wedding has serious magic

Hobbits and elves and eerie mist: this Tolkien wedding has serious magic

Hobbits and elves and eerie mist: this Tolkien wedding has serious magic

Hobbits and elves and eerie mist: this Tolkien wedding has serious magic

Vendors

Photographer: CJ Hopper Photography • Apparel: Boxcar Boutique • Event Designer: Fairy Godmother a Wedding & Event Company • DJ: Good Times Entertainment • Cake Designer: Goodies Cookies • Floral Designer: House of Flowers Bakersfield • Hair Stylist and makeup: Jacquetta Style • Invitation Designer: Jennifer Bowen • Invitation Designer: Matinae Design Studio • Reception Venue: Wuksachi Lodge • Officiant: Your One Of A Kind Wedding

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  1. Wow. Serious wedding envy right now. Not only does everyone and everything look fantastic, in every photo the couple is so intently zeroed in on each other. I love it! Thanks for sharing this one.

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