This Tolkien wedding poem (that he wrote to his wife!) is the Arkenstone of wedding readings #Ceremony Advice#ceremony#geeky#lord of the rings#readings December 27 | Catherine Clark bijouxandbits Photo by Carolyn Scott Photography Related Post Let this Lord of the Rings ring book carry the burden of the one ring for you We know there's only one ring to rule them all at your wedding (or I guess two, probably). The ring pillow for your fantasy wedding... Read more Alex and David had a gorgeous forest-y wedding with tiny hints of Middle-earth all around. That included this Tolkien wedding poem that was hidden in the photos but not mentioned when they told us about the wedding. So when I spied it, I pounced. The people must know this exists if they don't already! This is a poem written by J.R.R. Tolkien for his wife, Edith. A bit of background on these two… Tolkien had been in love with his wife Edith since they met as teenagers. He was known to have written love poems to her and clearly loved her for most of their lives. But the most romantic tribute was his inclusion of his romance with her into the canon of Middle Earth in the story of Beren and Luthien. He told his son that, while he never called Edith Luthien, she was the source of the story that became a big part of The Silmarillion. He is buried next to her under a single gravestone inscribed with the names Beren and Luthien. My heart! Let's see the Tolkien wedding poem in full… Lo! Young we are and yet have stood like planted hearts in the great Sun of Love so long (as two fair trees in woodland or in open dale stand utterly entwined and breathe the airs and suck the very light together) that we have become as one, deep rooted in the soil of Life and tangled in the sweet growth. J.R.R. Tolkien printed in Carpenter’s biography, Tolkien (1977) Let us know if you use this poem in your wedding somewhere! Two rings to rule them all: Our short Tolkien-inspired ceremony script This is our short and sweet Tolkien-inspired ceremony script that even included a Pokémon reference. It's non-denominational and gender-neutral, which gives it a lot of flexibility. We included an introduction,… Read More Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Catherine Clark Catherine Clark is Offbeat Bride's Senior Editor. In her spare time she loiters at her local library, makes art, watches movies en masse, plays video and tabletop games, poorly cooks healthy things, cuddles with her feline fur baby, and blogs at BijouxandBits.com. @enidjcoleslaw @bijouxandbits @bijouxandbits PREVIOUS How to snag celeb-level wedding photography (& AMAZING storytelling and wedding albums!) NEXT Get the hankies for this bird-loving, double rainbow-blessed barn wedding Show/Hide comments [ 0 ] Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.